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Is there closet racism in Virginia GOP on E.W. Jackson?

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Bishop E. W. Jackson

Columnist Star Parker writes a question-raising critique of criticisms of GOP nominee for Virginia Lieutenant Governor, Bishop E.W. Jackson.  You can read her entire piece at The Washington Examiner, but Ms. Parker knows of what she speaks.

It is not that Bishop Jackson is outspoken; it is that he is a constitutional conservative who also forcefully articulates issues in the context of his Christian principles. He upsets the apple cart of those comfortable with how government has strayed so far from its constitutional foundations.

Parker writes:

“Some 25 years ago, I changed my life. A visit inside a church opened my eyes to the destructive life I was living, financed by welfare checks generously provided by American taxpayers.

“I got off welfare, went to work, got politically active and became a Republican. I didn’t become a Republican because of what the party looked like. I became a Republican because of what the party stood for.

“Individual freedom, traditional values, with a view that government’s role is to protect our freedom at home and abroad.

“For the next 25 years, I had to suffer indignities from liberals who could not fathom that a black woman could be a Republican because she actually embraced these values.”

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5 Responses to Is there closet racism in Virginia GOP on E.W. Jackson?

  1. rickbuchanan Reply

    May 28, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Having just read the Bearing Drift article referenced, I find nowhere in this piece that Jackson advocated for legalization. He did promote the idea that the use of marajuana not be prosecuted as a felony, which is a similar position advocated by Sarah Palin and other conservatives.

    • Real patriot Reply

      May 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      You are correct on that point. Decriminalization is not legalization. However, it is a stepping stone to legalization. What does it say about our society to back off of a higher standard? “Yes marijuana is bad but you should not be punished as badly for using it anymore.” Think about the ramifications. And where does it stop. Today marijuana, is tomorrow narcotics? This is a downward spiral for society and it reeks of the loosening of morals that conservatives accuse the liberal agenda of promoting. I would never support a candidate, conservative or otherwise, that feels that the watering down of moral standards is acceptable. You are either for the usage of marijuana or against it. There is no in between, no, “it’s okay in this circumstance but not others.”

      So I ask you, what is your position?

  2. Real patriot Reply

    May 27, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    http://bearingdrift.com/2012/06/11/virginia-gop-congressional-candidates-question-utility-of-drug-laws/

    Above is the link. I am paraphrasing but his argument is that it is a recreational drug, doesn’t cause people to behave in destructive ways (I strongly disagree) and, therefore is acceptable.

    Again, I am shocked that the minister Jackson would say this, not so much the politician Jackson. But for me, I see no reason to distinguish the two. If not an honest, upstanding man, then not an honest, upstanding elected officer.

  3. Cameron Jones Reply

    May 27, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I have never heard this about the man. Can you provide any other insight? Link to a statement, something like that?

    I am not disputing what you say you heard, just challenging what may have been said about Jackson.

    I too cannot believe he would advocate for something that is obviously destructive to society.

  4. Real patriot Reply

    May 26, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    I don’t mind any of the comments made by Jackson except for one: he has in the past advocated for the legalization of marijuana. For the life of me, I cannot understand how a man of the cloth can reach such a conclusion. Forget its legal status, or its effects, it is a sinful vice like alcohol or cigarettes, sexual permiscuity, gluttony, etc.

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