Star Parker

Not only absent, but things are moving in the wrong direction.

The Wall Street Journal reports this week, “Republican leaders and their corporate allies have launched an array of efforts aimed at diminishing the clout of the party’s most conservative activists….”

Americans desperately need leaders today who will be honest that we cannot go on with Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid structured as they are.

Ideas abound how we can get better and cheaper health care through genuinely free markets. But it will never happen without leaders willing to say it.

And we need leaders who are willing to be honest about the moral collapse of our country. Societies without virtue and personal responsibility cannot bear the burdens of freedom and reap its benefits. Can a free country really live with almost half its babies born to unwed mothers?

We got to where we are today as result of political leaders who thought American freedom is on automatic pilot.

It’s not. Freedom requires eternal vigilance.

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker John Boehner should be on alert that conservatives have just begun to fight. We’re hanging out the Help Wanted sign for a new generation of principled, conservative leaders.

Star Parker

Star Parker is founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501c3 think tank which explores and promotes market based public policy to fight poverty, as well as author of the newly revised Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What We Can do About It.