Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Star Parker: Liberals Relentless in Attacks

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Star Parker: Liberals Relentless in Attacks

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If you want to identify a serious potential leader, someone committed to getting America back on track as a free and prosperous nation under God, just check who those on the left are trying to destroy and note the intensity of attacks on that person's reputation and career.

The more time and energy liberals invest in destroying someone, you can bet the target is someone who loves America, what it stands for and who can make a difference.

The latest case in point is Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., who spoke in 2002 to the European American Unity and Rights Organization, a white supremacist group founded by David Duke.

Scalise says the remarks were in the context of promoting tax reform legislation he was sponsoring when he was in the Louisiana state legislature. He also says he addressed many groups while promoting the legislation and didn't really appreciate then who the European American Unity and Rights Organization folks were.

But who cares who they were? Shouldn't a legislator with reforms to improve his state or his nation be free to sell good ideas to anyone? How far do we let liberals go in censuring speech and ideas in America?

Ben Carson, whose magnificent career led to becoming head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, had to pull out of giving the commencement address at the very university where he built his career because liberals didn't like his views about marriage.

Is Scalise a racist? Absurd. I've known him since he started serving in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008. He is an outstanding Christian American patriot without a racist bone in his body.

I cut my teeth watching the bring-down-America forces when I showed up on Capitol Hill with a group of black pastors in 1991 to support Clarence Thomas during the ruthless character assassination he endured in his confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court. …

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