Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government
Enslaves America's Poor and What You Can Do About It
America has two economic systems: capitalism for the rich and socialism for the poor. This double-minded approach seems to keep the poor enslaved to poverty while the rich get richer. Letís face it, despite its $400 billion price tag, welfare isnít working.
The solution, asserts Star Parker,
is a faith-based, not state-sponsored, plan. In Uncle Samís
Plantation, she offers five simple yet profound steps that
will allow the nationís poor to go from entitlement and slavery
to empowerment and freedom. Parker shares her own amazing
journey up from the lower rungs of the economic system and
addresses the importance of extending the free market system
to this neglected group of people. Emphasizing personal initiative,
faith, and responsibility, she walks readers toward releasing
the hold poverty has over their lives.
Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What You Can Do About It
Parker, freedom fighter and social policy activist, has
written a blistering indictment of today's culture of government
"Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's
Poor and What You Can Do About It" traces the benign origins
of the welfare state and its evolution into a $400 billion
plus monstrosity of programs that effectively enslave America's
Parker, a former welfare mother, has seen first hand the
damage that a life of dependency renders. Years of massive
government spending have left America's inner cities in shambles,
black families destroyed, and youth uneducated and directionless.
It's time to cut our losses, get government and bureaucrats
out of the way, and return our precious and limited resources
to where Americans know how to use them best - to the control
of private citizens. Perpetuation of the lie, says Parker,
that government programs can solve the problems of individuals
has left a generation of black Americans with a loss of a
sense of self, hope, and responsibility.
In Uncle Sam's Plantation, Parker reveals how:
The welfare system enslaves the poor on a subsidized,
The left and right continue to look in error to government
approaches to poverty
Government undermines the framework of morality and values
without which poverty and adversity cannot be overcome
Politicization of welfare, education, our tax system,
and our retirement system perpetuates the cycle of poverty
years of Great Society social engineering have forced the
disadvantaged to live under the control of the federal government.
Politicians control their housing, their food supply, their
schooling, their wages, and their transportation.
A centralized government makes decisions about their childcare,
healthcare, and retirement. It controls their reproduction
through abortion and wants to control their deaths through
Through the welfare system, "Uncle Sam has developed a sophisticated
poverty plantation, operated by a federal government, overseen
by bureaucrats, protected by media elite, and financed by
the taxpayers. The only difference between this plantation
and the slave plantations of the antebellum South is perception."
Star Parker rocks the world. She is an iconoclast that must be listened to and reckoned with.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan's identification, in 1965, of the self-destructive roots of the Welfare State was prophetic. Star Parker's new book seizes on this theme, adds her personal sense of "been there and done that" and casts new light on the redemptive power of freedom.
In Uncle Sam's Plantation, Star Parker has written
her declaration of independence from the grand illusions, slippery
safety nets and moral muddles of the Welfare State. In this compelling
and inspirational book, she presents a devastating critique of the
socialist plans of the welfare bureaucrats and blasts into orbit
her fireworks of faith, family and freedom like an angelic avenger.
Star Parker's important new book helps advance the understanding-critical for all Americans-that prosperity does not come from government and politics, but results from men and women of character and high moral fiber living and working in freedom.
I have known Star Parker for almost 20 years. Her background gives her the experience to challenge us to get off the fence and get involved in creating a better society for all. I admire her for speaking up and expressing her fresh and compelling ideas. She is not striving to be popular; she is striving to be right. We all should be open to read and to learn from Uncle Sam's Plantation.