Star Parker

A Gallup poll done in 2011 showed that whereas only 28 percent of white voters and 45 percent of Hispanic voters who say they are “very religious” identify as Democrats, 80 percent of black voters who say they are “very religious” do.

There clearly is a disconnect between the religious values of blacks, who attend church more frequently than any other ethnic group in the country, and the moral relativism of Democrats.

One reason for this disconnect is that the many blacks who harbor conservative values are intimidated to step forth because of the concentration of political power in their communities among liberal Democrats.

I believe this will change as more strong conservatives like T.W. Shannon step forth.

Shannon’s traditional Christian values will ring true with church going blacks and with all Americans who understand that personal virtue and responsibility and strong families form the basis of a free society. And that wealth comes from ownership and entrepreneurship and not from government programs.

These are the values needed to unite and heal our nation, deeply divided today by the rifts caused by the divisive interest group politics of the left.

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.