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.
“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.”