Diane Harris is seeking to be the Republican Party nominee to run for Illinois’s 3rd congressional district against incumbent Democrat Dan Lipinski.
As Diane Harris is an African-American female running for office as a Republican I simply had to ask her about various political issues such as the Democrats so called “Republican war on women”, and the GOP’s effort to reach out to minorities.
First off I asked Diane about the “war on women” meme and about attacks that have been leveled against prominent African-American Republicans like South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, former congressman Allen West, and Justice Clarence Thomas.
No matter the amount of education, money or success an African American may have the fact remains they will never be exempt from the various attacks the left and the media will bring. One would wonder why someone educated, successful, financially secure and exercise their 1st amendment right so eloquently, would be a target. African Americans are more critical of each other than most any other race and this fact is certainly known by the media. Example: Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina. Should we beat our own or should we take the opportunity to help by enhancing, supporting, sharing views and encouraging? I can only imagine what’s in store for me being single, an African American female, sustaining member of the Republican Party, but, from humble beginnings, faced marital and financial struggles now speaking out in support of conservative principals. I can only wonder if that makes me a target. Now you ask about the war on women and I ask “what war on women? Statistics prove the Republican Party has more women in elected position from government down to local offices. The prolife issues are designed to create awareness and protect women from harmful futures and they all have been intentionally misinterpreted as a war on women by the left. The war is waged in the minds of the left wing leaders wondering how to continue the fight to keep the doors open to the immoral organizations located in these already destitute communities. Also wondering how long before their political career will be over as a result of the voters waking up to find that the shackles were removed since
Here are the rest of my questions to Diane Harris and her answers:
Q: It’s been hard for Republicans to win in the Chicagoland congressional districts like the 3rd for decades, is there anything that can be done/or will happen in this election cycle that will break the trend of Chicago’s CD’s going to the Democrat?
A: Yes, it has been, but my hopes are that I will be elected as Congresswomen to represent the 3rd. Congressional district that will break the trend starting in 2014. This is a new day for the Republican Party. I believe inclusion is unfolding and slowly being seen not only by Democrats but all voters. Voters are educating themselves and finding the previous path taken has not provide the desired results in terms of reaching economic recovery. The messages from Republicans are keys that are crucial to the issues and will unlock the strongholds currently held on the backs of the people within the 3rd Congressional District. Winning the fight for growth and opportunity, economic recovery, financial freedom and most importantly job recovery is the focus for the Republican Party and should be for all voters within the 3rd congressional district who are interested in fighting for the same issues.
Q:Obamacare is obviously a big issue this campaign, Lipinski has been critical of it at times and even was among a few Democrats who voted against its passage, with that in mind is there anyway you can use the publics outrage over Obamacares rollout and tie it to Dan(and/or his party)?
A:There has never been a question about the spending record of the left and whether their spending habit has put a burden on the people and on this economy. I’m sure the focus was to see that the uninsured were insured but the burden is not warranted to the taxpayers as the Constitution doesn’t mandate health for all. Because the ACA was implemented during the current administration, history will remember the public outrage and the political leaders such as Congressman Lipinski, Democrat from Illinois, who was instrumental in promoting a bill with all new taxes hikes, costing Americans an estimated 1 billion dollars to roll out have everlasting effects on our economy. His no vote to repeal will be helping to leave debt to our children and grandchildren, to the seniors, the veterans, and all the people within Congressional 3 for years to come. Congressman Lipinski’s voting history is 85% part of the fabric from the Democratic Party; therefore, he is also responsible for this public outrage.
Q: As a believer in the Flat Tax and being pro-life and a supporter of the 2nd Amendment what do you make of Democrats claims that wanting to lower/reform the tax code, make Washington fiscally responsible, being pro life and pro gun are “extremist” positions that shouldn’t be the political views held by elected office holders?
A: As a matter of fact these are views that should be held by all elected office holders. First and foremost these views are in line with the United States Constitution. A tax issued by Congress can be controlled and can limit over taxation. Pro life issues should not have gotten to the point where we need to have it weighed in at the government because the right to life is giving to all and is also stated in our Constitution. That’s why I will continue to speak for the one’s who cannot speak for themselves and continue to protect the rights of the unborn. The 2nd amendment right is clear, the Constitution gives us the right to keep and bear arms. If these positions are said to be extreme then Americans should consider becoming extreme in order to get back to the basic of a limited government, land of hope, and respect for individual liberty for others but most importantly financial freedom. That is why it is important to vote for candidates, such as myself, who will fight for the rights of others and have respect for our U.S. Constitution.