Star Parker lived the life that many in the United States have come to enjoy. Having babies out of wedlock and bouncing from apartment to apartment not to mention being chronically unemployed became who Star Parker was.She lived irresponsibly and allowed the United States Government to become her redeemer by giving her a monthly handout.
Then she had enough and decided to do something about it!
Uncle Sam’s Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America’s Poor and What We Can Do About It is Ms. Parker’s manifesto of not only how she escaped a life of welfare but takes a systematic approach in how the reader can break free of the chains poverty holds on the poor in America.
Parker is a tough lady which is demonstrated in her rhetoric towards the government policies (and politicians) she disagrees with. She lets people “have it” which is a good thing because people actually listen to her including those of whom she criticizes. Hopefully this book will bring about change.
Is this a Christian book? While she talks about the bible, church and God, what she is advocating is morality and not Christianity. There is a difference but that shouldn’t scare anyone away from buying this book. It’s a winner!
I received this book for free as part of the BookSneeze Blogger Review program and was in no way asked to give a favorable review.