Category Archives: CD4

We Will Stand With Hayley Tschetter & Star Parker

The following column is from Star Parker’s Urban C.U.R.E.  I am a subscriber to the website Black Community News, I think you should subscribe to it too.

The column below was published on May 29, 2019.  It is about the targeting of a student, her  beliefs and her exercise of her 1st Amendment Rights to Free Speech on a college campus.  It isn’t just any college campus but University of Northwestern in Roseville Minnesota; this University was once run by the Rev Billy Graham, and part of it is in the northwest corner of MN State Senate District 66.

This didn’t happen someplace else…it happened HERE.

We will stand up and Do Something about it.  We will stand with Hayley Tschetter & Star Parker.

~~ Tom Polachek, HD 66B Republicans Chair


Star Parker: Why I’m Breaking My Silence About the Christian University That Rejected My Appearance

“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point,” observed writer and theologian C.S. Lewis.

Hayley Tschetter, a student at a small Christian university, University of Northwestern, St Paul, knows what this means. She stands alone today with her convictions against a university establishment trying to shut her down.

Tschetter felt there should be a voice on campus taking on the great issues in today’s culture war, so she started a campus chapter of Young Americas Foundation (YAF), which the university approved.

Her first invitee to inaugurate the new program was conservative Star Parker — me.

But her excitement was quickly dashed when the university rejected my appearance, writing in an email, as reported by the YAF, “we really don’t bring speakers who radically hold beliefs that UNW as a whole would not agree with.”

Given that I was asked to discuss abortion and the sanctity of life, what was there that those at this Christian university could not agree with?

Various Christian organizations and conservative media spoke out in protest. I stayed silent because this is a private school, and I believe in free markets and free association.

But now I have learned that the university intends to shut down the YAF chapter, and that Ms. Tschetter is under personal attack by the university establishment.

Two things come to mind that tell me I must speak up.

First, the famous words of conservative statesman/philosopher Edmund Burke: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

I just completed my fifth book, “Necessary Noise,” due out this September, in which I discuss at length the culture war and details of Christian conservatives being purged from our public square.

I discuss stories of Christians such as Kelvin Cochran, who was fired from his job as fire chief of the Atlanta Fire Department after he wrote a book targeted to members of his church expressing biblically based opinions on sexuality, adultery and homosexuality.

Or Crystal Dixon, who was fired from her job as associate vice president of human resources at the University of Toledo for writing an opinion column in the local newspaper challenging the point of view that equates gay rights to the racial civil rights battle fought in the 1960s.

Social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook purge Christian conservative discussion while major news outlets run front-page stories celebrating homosexual politicians.

I cannot sit back as this young student goes the way of Joan of Arc, becoming yet another victim in this culture war, because her Christian college is using me as its pawn to run from its discomfort in standing up in the cultural battle in our country.

And second, Jim Crow. For those not familiar with black history, black codes and segregation didn’t occur in a vacuum. After 4 million former slaves were freed, they moved throughout the country to build on their newly found freedom, getting paid jobs, public education and running for political office.

Black codes and laws of resistance emerged in the public and private sector to slam the door on blacks assimilating as free and equal citizens.

Good men and women sat idly by hoping it all would go away or somehow work itself out. It didn’t.

It took men and women of courage to speak into the moment. Men like Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rev. Dr. Billy Graham, who also happened to be the second president of the University of Northwestern, St Paul.

Christian conservatives are now being marginalized and silenced as African Americans once were.

Even at some Christian universities, an establishment comfortable with the status quo fears the boldness of the truths of their own Bible.

They are even afraid of a courageous young student with a zeal for these truths. Fellow students, faculty and alumni should stand by her.

She is, in my book, a grand hero for today.

COPYRIGHT 2019 STAR PARKER

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StarParkerBCNStar Parker is the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education. Contact her at http://www.urbancure.org.

2019 Saint Paul Cinco De Mayo Parade CD4 GOP Line Up May 4th 8:30 to 9 AM

This is a note from CD4 Republicans Vice Chair Nathan Raddatz:

Cinco de Mayo is This Saturday May 4th

WE NEED YOU TO JOIN US!

Join Republican activists and volunteers from CD4 on St. Paul’s West Side Saturday, May 4th at 9:00 am.  The parade route is on Cesar Chavez St., starting at Wabasha. 

The float and vehicle are ready.
WE NEED YOU TO WALK IN THE PARADE! 
Families are welcome!!

CD4 will be parade unit #77. Look for the float with all the flags!! Line up takes place along Wabasha (which turns into Humboldt) between Morton & Page. Please arrive between 8:30am – 9:00am.

Thousands will be on hand! CD4 has participated in years past and the reception has been great for Republicans and a float that honors veterans and service men & women.
Nathan Raddatz, CD4 Vice Chair for Outreach, is organizing volunteers for the parade. Contact him at nraddatz31@gmail.com or 651.925.6125.
Please let him know if we can expect to see you.
Thank you for considering this.
We look forward to seeing you Saturday!


What:  Cinco De Mayo CD4 Parade Line Up

When:  May 4, 2019, Line up 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Where:  parade unit #77. Look for the float with all the flags!! Line up takes place along Wabasha (which turns into Humboldt) between Morton & Page

Contact: nraddatz31@gmail.com or 651-925-6125

MN HD 66B Republicans Endorse Mikki Murray to be CD4 Republican Chair

At the House District 66B Republican Convention on February 9, 2019 the delegates unanimously endorsed Mikki Murray to be the next Fourth Congressional District (CD4) Republican Chair.

If elected Mikki Murray will be the first Saint Paul Resident since Rory Koch was elected to the Chair position in 2007.

Mikki Murray has served as a Vice Chair for the current term from 2017-2019.  She hadn’t planned on running for Vice Chair then until Tom Polachek who had been nominated suggested she run too.

The current CD4 Republican Deputy Chair Karen Bauman had suggested to Vice Chair Murray to run for the Chair position.

In her speech to her own House District Convention, Mikki Murray said Saint Paul is vital to winning in statewide campaigns, and in the Congressional District against the incumbent Rep Betty McCollum. Mikki Murray is optimistic that by diligent work Republicans can chip away at the Democrats control of the District.


We Minnesota House District 66B Republicans pray for your success Mikki!

Campaign Flash Mob Over I94

It’s the day before the election and our last chance to get our candidate names infront of the public. It’s amazing how in some races, the name recognition is still low. Congressional District 3 have been doing this over interstate 394 at least once or twice a week now and I felt it’s time to join in the fun.

So…. grab a candidate sign or two from your yards or a campaign office that still has signs and come to the pedestrian bridge over I94 at the intersection of Dale and Concordia Ave or Dale and Saint Anthony Ave W. Park on Concordia Ave or Saint Anthony Ave W. You can also park at the Rondo Community Center and Library and walk up to the intersection.

The intersection of Dale and 94 is one of the busier on and off ramps in Saint Paul for Interstate 94. Not to mention, many traveling east bound during rush hour are traveling to the eastern or north eastern (35E N) side of Congressional District 4 or about to exit to go south on 35E making their way to Congressional District 2. Those traveling west bound are leaving Saint Paul to go back home to western side of Congressional District 4 or further on to Congressional District 5 or Congressional Distric 3.

Let’s take a brief break from GOTV phone calling and show the Democrats in the surrounding neighborhoods of this intersection, “We (GOP) Do Exist” and we support our Republican Nominees on the ballet. Then, return to the phones for our candidates to GOTV in the final hours before Election day, November 6th. I will have a couple folding chairs for anyone unable to stand for long periods of time.

We may even have a special appearance by Lucky Rosenbloom! The son of legendary small business owner and part of Saint Paul’s Rondo Community history, Tiger Rosenbloom.

Facebook Event Campaign Flash Mob Over Interstate 94

Rules…… very important to follow the law.

1. We can not block traffic or impede traffic from flowing. if you choose to stand at the intersection, stand on one of the four corners, up on the curb.

2. We can’t prevent pedestrians from crossing the bridge. Keep personal belongings and signs close to the sides so people can pass freely.

3… not a state law… but a Jeff Johnson and other campaign’s PREFERRED BEST PRACTICE… don’t engage with people trying to bait you with an argument or respond back negatively if you receive inappropriate words or hand gestures. Don’t engage with anyone trying to get you into an argumentitive debate. If someone civilly approaches wanting to have a calm conversation, answer their questions and have a MN nice dialogue. Remember… anybody from anywhere could be recording or taking pictures. KEEP IT POSITIVE!

Questions, please call Sara Rasque at 612-865-1984 or SaraRasque@Live.com

Elect Jeff Johnson For Governor November 6