Star Parker – Founder and President of CURE
“Star Parker’s personal transformation from welfare fraud to conservative crusader has been chronicled by ABC’s 20/20; Rush Limbaugh; Readers Digest; Dr. James Dobson; The 700 Club; Dr. George Grant; the Washington Times; Christianity Today; Charisma, and World Magazine. Articles and quotes by Star have appeared in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and The New York Times. Recently she co-hosted an episode of The View with Barbara Walters, and her testimony went around the world on the television show of the Reverend Billy Graham.”
Lloyd Marcus – Artist, Conservative Leader
“His childhood began in a Baltimore ghetto. He grew to manhood in the 1960s. He is an artist, singer, production designer and musical producer, all professions frequently inhabited by leftists. Even his hairstyle – his hair is long and usually woven into a tight ponytail – bespeaks avant-garde.”
Claver T. Kamau-Imani leads a house church in Houston, Texas and he is an emerging conservative influence who works to induct Christian people of color into the Republican party. He calls his mission “leading the second emancipation“. Claver broadcasts from KCHN radio, 1450 AM studios on Saturdays at noon. His “Martin Luther King Was A Republican” billboards draw a lot of attention in the Houston/Harris County area where his organization http://ragingelephants.org is working across Texas and America to strengthen the conservative movement. His eloquent, empassioned, intelligent presentation communitcates conservative ideas very effectively.
Armstrong Williams – Multi-Media Conservative Champion
“An entrepreneur and third-generation Republican, Williams has become a multi-media wonder, taking stands for what’s right on radio and television, in print and cyberspace. Focusing on issues such as the work ethic, personal responsibility, welfare reform, affirmative action, and especially the restoration of morality in today’s society, he brings an independent view with a refreshing twist to the central issues of our day.”
Alan Keyes – Conservative Political Leader
“Seasoned statesman…Genuine conservative…Well-educated leader…Pro-life champion…Dedicated family man”
Walter E. Williams – distinguished economist, author, college professor, public speaker
“In 1980, he joined the faculty of George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., and is currently the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics. He has also served on the faculties of Los Angeles City College (1967-69), California State University (1967-1971) and Temple University (1973-1980). From 1963 to 1967, he was a group supervisor of juvenile delinquents for the Los Angeles County Probation Department.”
Dr. James David Manning – Pastor, teacher, opponent of evil
“Manning is fiercely opposed to the gentrification of Harlem and calls for its residents to boycott its shops, restaurants, doctors, banks and churches. That action, combined with a general rent strike, would force all property owners out of Harlem, he said, leaving the neighborhood to its rightful inheritors: black people. Manning calls his plan “No Dew, Nor Rain,” after Elijah’s warning to Ahab, king of Israel, of a coming drought. “When there’s no dew, no rain, there’s a drought – there’s all kinds of suffering,” said Manning. The whole of Harlem, he said, is to be a “drought zone.”
Herman Cain – Founder of the Intelligent Thinkers Movement
“Herman has been called a new voice for common sense, urging business leaders to stand up and fight against governmental over-regulation and over-taxation. His experience as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and numerous economic growth and tax organizations has him engaged in national debates on fiscal and government policies.”
Ken Blackwell – U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Commission 1991-1993
“Ken Blackwell is the Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment at the Family Research Council, and the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow for Public Policy at the Buckeye Institute in Columbus, Ohio. He is a visiting fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the American Civil Rights Union. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Club for Growth, National Taxpayers Union and Pastors Retreat Network. Mr. Blackwell is also the Chairman for the Coalition for a Conservative Majority, and a member of the National Rifle Association’s Public Affairs Committee. He is a columnist for the New York Sun, a contributing editor and columnist for the conservative news and opinion site Townhall.com, and a public affairs commentator for the Salem Radio network.”
Thomas Sowell – Economist, author, educator, conservative spokesman, columnist
Web site: http://www.tsowell.com/
“Thomas Sowell was born in North Carolina and grew up in Harlem. As with many others in his neighborhood, he left home early and did not finish high school. The next few years were difficult ones, but eventually he joined the Marine Corps and became a photographer in the Korean War. After leaving the service, Sowell entered Harvard University, worked a part-time job as a photographer and studied the science that would become his passion and profession: economics.”
Clarence Thomas – Associate Justice U.S. Supreme Court
“A relentless critic of abortion, affirmative action, church-state separation, and restrictions on presidential powers, but an equally relentless supporter of free speech rights, he is not a consistently right-wing justice–but he is more consistent in that respect than any of his peers.”
Carolyn Wright – Justice Fifth District Court of Appeals
“When asked what advice she would give to lawyers practicing in the Fifth District Court of Appeals, Judge Wright quickly responds that lawyers need to remember that oral arguments are for the judges, not the lawyers. Lawyers should be particularly prepared to answer questions if they argue a point of law that is not well settled. Justice Wright’s biggest courtroom pet peeve is inattention to the court’s standard of review and attempts to rely on the sympathy of the court. She notes that it is completely irrelevant whether she feels sympathy toward the appellant unless the appellant can show there are points of error within the court’s jurisdiction. “
Henry R. Jackson Jr. – Pastor, conservative broadcaster, columnist, author
“As founder and Chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition (HILC), Bishop Jackson has declared that the church and its leaders must lead the way to protect America’s moral compass and heal our nation. HILC has become an agent of healing to our nation by educating and empowering churches, community and political leaders to make grassroots influence in their communities, states and our nation. His radio commentary “The Truth in Black and White” can be heard daily on 400+ stations nationally.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Pastor, civil rights leader, champion of freedom
Not finding a reliable on-line biography of Dr. King, I cobble together my own thoughts about this very important martyr for freedom. Liberals claim him for his dependence on government to solve problems and conservatives claim him for his core beliefs.
Regarding his dependence on federal government for resolution of societal ills, I offer these first-hand observations.
Pastor Stephen Broden – Pastor, Prolife Leader, Champion of Liberty, Motivator
Pastor Broden shepherds the Fair Park Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas, Texas and head of the Black Prolife movement. His command of facts, his knowledge of history and his oratory skills uniquely qualify him as a major leader in the contemporary conservative movement. Experience examples of his leadership from these videos recorded at his church on September 11, 2009 and when he spoke at the September 12, 2009 Fort Worth 912 Project rally in Fort Worth, Texas. Stephen works to equip, educate and activate Americans to protect, defend and preserve the greatest nation on the face of the earth from the agenda of Marxists, socialists and “Darwin atheists”.
Unapologetically conservative, his radio show is based mainly on a satirical political blog of the same name. He educates his audience on conservative politics, and satirically comments on liberals. “Sometimes” he says, “it is necessary to ‘pimp slap’ them, too.”
Most recently, Kevin travelled with the TEA Party Express to motivate American patriots across the country.
Personal experiences with segregation
Mother heroically raised her three children under very difficult circumstances. A very successful business woman, father bankrupted her through sales of her properties and breaking her spirit. Yet, though not a confirmed Christian until two weeks before her death, she lived a principled life and imparted those principles to me. In my pre-integration hometown of Palacios, Texas, blacks did not enter the front door of a white-owned home. Segregated facilities, if any, isolated black Americans practically everywhere: restaurants, public restrooms, neighborhoods and public schools. However, mother insisted black guests enter through the front door. She did not believe in “separate but equal”; she believed blacks and whites were “separate and unequal”.
In 1963, while riding a New Orleans city bus with my older sister, an elderly black woman boarded our bus and I saw there was no available seat for her. I quickly jumped up and offered my seat to her. Her horrified look and immediate refusal surprised me. My sister hissed, “Sit down, sit down.” (Footnote: it was her custom to not explain her demands.) Confused, I returned to my seat. Later, sister explained the law: blacks could not share seats with whites on public transportation.
A few years later, while enrolled in NATTC Memphis (Naval technical training), I witnessed the “garbage strikes”, civil unrest and civil rights march through Memphis. I departed the day following the murder of Dr. King.
Along the way, on my last time to visit my father in Wiggins, Mississippi, my school-teacher Aunt Eve confessed to me her post-integration discovery. “John,” she said, “for over 20 years we (whites) believed our schools separate but equal. At the beginning of every school year I would teach children to tell time. Then, I discovered (black) children had to learn what a clock is.”
Our (Palacios, Texas) schools integrated in 1964. Older people warned us of all the evils we could expect to experience at the hands of blacks. Au contraire, we developed friendships and Jerry Hanes, an incredible running back, took us undefeated to 1964 UIL AA state football championship. It was all good, nothing bad.
Personal thoughts on Dr. King
- He relied on the federal government, because state governments failed him.
- I was “born” a Democrat and I voted Democrat until Jimmy Carter turned me into a Republican
- Dr. King, like the freedmen who voted in the first two national polls following the Civil War (1866, 1868), was a Republican.
- Although he accepted an award from Planned Parenthood in 1966, I believe he did not understand the history and goals of Margaret Sanger.
- Remarks of Dr. King’s niece, Dr. Alveda King, August 23, 2007 – article from New York State Right to Life Committee, Inc.
Abolitionists inherently believe in the most fundamental of all rights – the Right to Life. Dr. King trusted first in God, second on the Constitution. He knew beyond all doubt that justice would prevail and the day would come when blacks participate equally of the opportunities and benefits of American citizenship.
For the above, I recognize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as one of the greatest American conservatives of all time.