Star Parker to deliver message of freedom in Wichita


Tonight in Wichita, author and columnist Star Parker will deliver a lecture titled “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: From Entitlement to Empowerment.”

I spoke by telephone with Parker and asked her to give Wichitans a preview of the topics she’ll address tonight. One topic she will address is the notion that people do not have the ability to control their own lives. There are some that believe that other forces keep people from being able to live free, she said.

Also, Parker will look at political freedom and its role in enabling people to live free. Then, she’ll examine the steps out of poverty, including self-government, work ethic, education, saving and investing, and charities, and whose role it is to provide these.

A recent article in the Sunflower, the WSU student newspaper, criticized her visit to the campus. Parker said “In a free society, we have free speech. For too long, we’ve only allowed on our universities one side of the case to be made. It is healthy for students to hear both sides.”

She said that her personal experience, having lived on welfare and experienced the social engineering that takes place, gives her a unique perspective on the war on poverty. That war has been fought for 40 years, she said.

She also disputed the comments about the Iraq war attributed to her by the Sunflower article.

Parker’s lecture is Monday, October 5th at 7:00 pm In the CAC Theater at WSU.


4 responses to “Star Parker to deliver message of freedom in Wichita”

  1. Helen

    If anyone heard Star on KNSS this morning they will know this woman shoots straight from the hip. She tells it like it is because she has lived it!
    Her experience from welfare recipient to independence is a message worth hearing regardless of one’s political persuasion.

  2. pj

    Star Parker is only an expert on how best to suck up to her rich right-wing benefactors. She on the Republican thug train with a meal ticket to spout off her anti-people crap. She graduated with a degree in marketing so she could pimp herself and her adopted causes and put down the poor and sell her poorly constructed books.

  3. As a former resident of Wichita, I am glad to see a freedom movement active there. Too bad I could not be there to see Star Parker’s speech. Keep up the good work.

  4. Ann H.

    I’m glad I got to go hear Star. What a courageous woman. She really has a lot of life experience to back up her beliefs.

    pj, on the other hand, displays classic liberal debating technique, the ol’ ad hominem (attacking a person instead of their argument). You can always spot when people can’t refute an argument because they resort to name calling and unsubstantiated insults.

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