Star Witness for the Prosecution
By Bruce Walker
August 20, 2012
Obama’s gang seems intent on tarring Mitt Romney as a rich, white, married man who is tone deaf to the problems of women – especially to single women, young women who want the right to have birth control (for promiscuous sex) and abortions, women who if they have children out of wedlock want to get a check from the government without any bothersome requirement to work, women who have all the dubious benefits of a public school education, young women whose conduct comports with the apparent godlessness of Obama.
Mitt and Ann Romney are, perversely, poor answers to Obama’s appeal to the truly and wretchedly desperate victims of amoral sexuality, indifference to serious work, and irresponsibility. Those two have walked the walk and talked the talk. They have remained married through sickness and through health. They have a large and happy family. They have taken advantage of every wholesome opportunity that America presents.
It is not surprising, then, that they have been successful in life. This is not a reflection of their Mormon faith – Orthodox Jews, devout Catholic, serious Baptists, as well as Sikhs (like Nikki Haley’s parents) and Hindus (like Bobby Jindal’s parents) have found the same natural reward for marital fidelity, hard work, personal integrity, and general sobriety that tens of millions of families before them have discovered in America.
So Rick Perry and his wife, Rick Santorum and his wife, Michelle Bachmann and her husband – like so many other conservatives – Mr. and Mrs. Romney are not so much bad witnesses for the blessings of moral life as they are repetitive witnesses for uprightness which has been cultivated to mean uptightness. Those adrift because of the leftist plantation with its helpless millions of welfare slaves or promiscuous yuppie coeds like Sandra Fluke or it angry atheists a la ACLU need another witness to what social conservatism can offer.
This may be the crucial message of the campaign. No one seriously believes that Obama is good for our awful economy. No one much cares about national security, or if they do, they plan not to vote for Obama. What our president offers, instead, is the simmering rage of those whose lives are ugly and shattered because those Americans, largely created by the malfeasance of leftist programs and promises, feel that they are sad, lonely, empty and dreary because men like Romney or Perry or Santorum or Cantor have taken more than their fair share of joy.
There is one witness which conservative Republicans can call to counter the disease of social leftism. Star Parker has been through all the purgatory of poor, black, feminine amorality. Star Parker, an attractive black woman, was on welfare – and cheated on welfare; she had several abortions; she used drugs; she committed crimes: her early life was an ugly mess. She learned what the wages of promiscuous sex, serial abortions, drug abuse, welfare dependency including welfare fraud, petty criminality, truancy and indifference to education were. Star also learned the vital importance of faith to redemption.
Unlike Barack and Michelle Obama, Star was a black woman who did not go to college as affirmative action Ken and Barbie dolls. By Obama’s own definition of rich, the Obama family is rich and was rich before he entered the Senate. Their Marxist preacher, Jeremiah Wright, also lives in a huge mansion far out of the reach of middle class Americans. Star found that the only hope she had in this or in her future life was through faith in a loving God and hearing his infallible guidelines for life.
Star Parker is a conservative Republican, an articulate advocate for the benefits of moral life, and she ought to be the poster child for the social conservative counter-punch which should – and can – put chic leftists indifferent to the real suffering which their programs create on the defensive from now until November.
The case of the People against Obama has a star witness, and her testimony is utterly authentic and absolutely compelling. In the next three months, every voter should learn just exactly what she has learned about the leftist plantation and its slaves.
Bruce Walker is a long-time conservative writer whose work is published regularly at popular conservative sites such as American Thinker.