Star Parker

There are no operations that even approach this to deliver a conservative message to these communities.

So do pure demographics point to our being beyond the point of no return regarding America’s transformation into a big government, social welfare nation?

Nothing is inevitable. But for Republicans and/or conservatives to ignore this challenge and not actively engage is to invite disaster.

What can be done?

I believe this is one more powerful reason why Republicans cannot let the social agenda fall by the wayside and pretend we can talk about dismantling big government and reinventing our entitlement programs while the American family collapses.

When Reagan became president, 18 percent of our babies were born out of wedlock compared to 41 percent today.

Seventy two percent of black babies and 53 percent of Hispanic babies are now born out of wedlock.

Yet both blacks and Hispanics attend church more frequently than the national average.

Efforts must be expended to reach black and Hispanic clergy and community leaders to raise awareness how big government and moral relativism six days a week overwhelms the message heard from the pulpit on Sunday.

Single parent homes are a ticket to poverty. This is a message that can save our country.

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.