Star Parker

Disability roles have increased 13 percent and food stamp recipients have increased 39 percent since 2009. And, of course, unemployment insurance was increased to 99 weeks.

Meanwhile, while we take more and more of our own resources to subsidize people to not work, the growing government stranglehold over businesses -- such as the Obamacare mandate (just delayed by one year by Obama administration) to force businesses of 50 or more employees to provide government defined healthcare -- makes growing businesses and hiring new full-time workers harder and harder.

What is wrong with America is not a mystery. It’s the Democratic Party. People who don’t want to be free. People who don’t want to take the personal responsibility for their lives that freedom requires. A political class drunk with the power and money they get running the government plantation.

As always, blacks, with unemployment twice the national average, are hurt the most as the strangled economy doesn’t grow.

More and more blacks are realizing they need freedom, not the plantation.

And without freedom, America will not grow.

It’s why black conservatives like Elbert Guillory see it all so clearly.

It’s why America needs him. Louisianans should get behind him and run him against Mary Landrieu.


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.