"Part of the reason why I think that Congress has such a low approval rating is that people feel disenfranchised. We now have almost a professional political class that’s not the citizen legislators that our founders envisioned. I’m running because I’m outside of that system."
If a former Miss America and Harvard-trained lawyer doesn't get your attention, maybe the unmitigated crap this woman is taking from some of the men in her own party will reveal the tenacity she's using to unseat a fellow Republican in Illinois's 13th Congressional District.
“I’ve seen firsthand the need for there to be a space in public life for religious groups to be able to offer service to their fellow man,” she says. When government seeks to quarantine religious organizations, moving from freedom of religion to “freedom of worship” (to use the formulation President Obama favors), “it’s far too limiting in terms of the good they can do for the public, and it’s far too restrictive in terms of the protections which are afforded religious groups by the Constitution."