Brenda Lenard is the most outspoken Senate candidate you have never heard of… yet. Guns and Patriots, a division of Human Events, recently interviewed Brenda about guns, racism, and the Bible.
On gun control, Lenard said: “It historically begins with blacks who were forbidden from owning guns. It was very easy for slave owners to keep and control blacks with gun control. The same thing is happening today. It is a slow process of gun confiscation.” One of her best answers in the entire interview was in regard to the futility of trying to use criminals as a reason for limiting gun rights to non-criminals: “There is no law that deters a criminal from getting a gun.” Further, she said, “Areas with the strictest gun laws have the highest black on white murder rate.” Now, before you jump up and down claiming racism with an answer like that, it must be pointed out that, in addition to being a woman, Brenda Lenard is black.
And speaking of racism, Lenard believes that the term is vastly overused. She said she thinks it is more about power and control than it is about civil rights. On her blog she minces no words explaining what she thinks about the Democratic Party’s view is of black voters: “You are only good for one thing, going behind the curtain and voting for a Democrat, then you do not event receive a kiss of thank you afterwards!” In support of her bold claim, Lenard states the following facts:
Black Americans were not the major recipients of the stimulus spending implemented by President Obama; rather, Black unemployment is higher than the national average according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Black America continues to lead the nation with single-parent births, with 7 out of 10 Black children being born to single mothers. Also, not to mention Black on Black crime in America is still unprecedented as compared to other races.
Despite all of this, Lenard says, blacks in America—as a whole—have settled for “being the mistress of the Democratic party.”
Similarly, on President Obama, Lenard is clear in her non-support. She writes the following on her blog: “The President and his policies are gradually changing the federal government into tyranny… the President wants to bring the people into a constant dependence on government.”
As a Christian, Lenard is also deeply concerned about how Christianity is perceived and received in America. “Once our firearms are confiscated, our Bibles are next,” she says. “Make no mistake about it; Bibles will be illegal in America if we do not stand up and take our country back.”
Brenda Lenard is passionate, aware, and ready to take action. She decided to run for the Senate because she is tired of talk and because the principles that founded America are getting harder and harder to discern in modern political discourse. “I decided that enough is enough. When politicians remain in office for an extended period of time, they become anesthetized to the way people feel.” She believes that many current politicians in Washington are “out of touch with the values of the American people and out of touch with the Constitution.” Indeed. Brenda Lenard is only one of many. Others are out there. Not everyone is called or equipped to be a senator, but Brenda Lenard is asking for a chance. It is now up to the concerned citizens in Tennessee to give it to her in 2014.