Star Parker

Certainly Jackson does not pull punches. But his statements about the government “plantation” are 100 percent true. It’s no accident that trillions of dollars in government programs have had zero impact on black poverty. But black single parent homes and out-of-wedlock births have tripled since the War on Poverty began in 1965.

A new Gallup poll shows dramatic shift in American attitudes on traditional morality. Fifty nine percent now say homosexual relations is acceptable, up 19 points from 2001; 60 percent say out-of-wedlock birth is okay, up 15 points from 2001; 68 percent say divorce is okay, up 9 points from 2001; and 14 percent are okay with polygamy, twice that of 2001.

The economy is sputtering at 2 percent growth, four points below the expected recovery growth rate from a deep recession, and our national debt is now greater than our GDP.

The country needs a bold alternative voice to wake it up. The conservative Ken Cuccinelli – E W Jackson ticket in Virginia is such a voice.

Will their party get behind them or pull the rug out like they’ve done to other conservatives in recent races? Will the Republican Party get back to what it once was about or will it become just another symptom of a nation in decline?

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.