Star Parker

The growth of government dependency, the displacement of personal responsibility for government responsibility, and the unraveling of the American family all have moved in lockstep.

And our moral bankruptcy and fiscal bankruptcy are occurring together.

The fiscal viability of entitlement programs is driven by the assumption that those who work can pay for those who are retired. But as life spans increase while we produce fewer children, as result of self centered lifestyles and abortion, our moral bankruptcy produces our fiscal bankruptcy.

The most recent trustees report for Social Security and Medicare shows the unfunded liabilities of these programs at $63 trillion, four times the size of our GDP.

We have a false prophet leading the nation whose only message is “trust me.”

Democrats want to play with words and spin while the country is drowning. They are selling the status quo by appealing to natural human fears of change.

Entitlements programs as we have known them must change. Moral relativism mistakenly called freedom must be labeled for what it is.

Republicans need to embrace, not run, from the truth and tell it to the American people. This is a time for truth, not word games.


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.