Star Parker

After all, in the liberal mindset, the government plantation, carefully grown and nurtured by liberals over these years, supposedly on behalf of our unfortunate “have-nots”, should be the natural home for anyone of modest background and no inheritance.

Not only should that individual want to live on the plantation, but you’d think they would want to participate in the noble cause of keeping it growing.

The federal government plantation now sucks out one quarter of our economy. Seventy percent of federal spending now amounts to checks government cuts and mails to individuals.

Where does it all lead? Look at Detroit. This is a government plantation poster child and portent of our nation’s future if this keeps up.

The human spirit does long to be free. Many understand this but are intimidated to speak up. Some are brave and do speak up.

Those who are successful, who know there is no future on the plantation, will be publicly flogged by the overseers. Such is the case of Justice Thomas and Mrs. Palin.

But it is brave individuals like this, in public and private life, upon whom our future depends.

Star Parker

Star Parker is founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501c3 think tank which explores and promotes market based public policy to fight poverty, as well as author of the newly revised Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What We Can do About It.