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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

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Star Parker - Uncle Sam's Plantation:  How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What You Can Do About ItStar Parker is the founder and president of CURE, the Coalition on Urban Renewal & Education, a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides national dialogue on issues of race and poverty in the media, inner city neighborhoods, and public policy.

Prior to her involvement in social activism, Star Parker was a single welfare mother in Los Angeles, California. After receiving Christ, Star returned to college, received a BS degree in marketing and launched an urban Christian magazine.

The 1992 Los Angeles riots destroyed her business, yet served as a springboard for her focus on faith-based and free market alternatives to empower the lives of the poor. As a social policy consultant, Star Parker gives regular testimony before the US Congress, and is a national expert on major television and radio shows across the country.

Currently, Star is a regular commentator on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News. She debated Jesse Jackson on BET; fought for school choice on Larry King Live; and defended welfare reform on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Nationwide, Star shares her story and policy suggestions through college and church lectures, community outreaches, and empowerment conferences for inner city pastors. She has hosted radio talk shows in Christian and secular markets, and currently is a regular guest editorialist for USA Today.

Major accomplishments include speaking at the 1996 Republican National Convention and co-producing a documentary on welfare reform with the BBC in London Star Parker's personal transformation from welfare fraud to conservative crusader has been chronicled by ABC's 20/20; Rush Limbaugh; Readers Digest; Dr. James Dobson; The 700 Club; Dr. George Grant; the Washington Times; Christianity Today; Charisma, and World Magazine.

Articles and quotes by Star have appeared in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. Her autobiography "Pimps, Whores & Welfare Brats" was released in 1997 by Pocket Books and her new book, "Uncle Sam's Plantation" is released by Thomas Nelson in the fall of 2003.

Star resides in Southern California.

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Sean Hannity


Star Parker rocks the world. She is an iconoclast that must be listened to and reckoned with.



Rush Limbaugh


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.


George Gilder


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.



Larry Kudlow


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.


Rosey Grier


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.


 
 


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