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From the Archives: The Opioid Epidemic and What the Government SHOULDN’T Do

Star Parker, the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, lived on welfare for several years and abused drugs. She became a Christian, left that old life behind, and became a new woman in Christ.

Last May, Star appeared on Fox Business to talk about the opioid abuse epidemic and what we can do to help individuals.

“What we do know is that it is not the federal government’s job to fund the private decisions of individuals,” Star said. “It’s the government’s job to protect those individuals. So that means we need to protect our borders, but it also means that we have to be concerned about the messaging that comes out from Congress through laws.” Creating more laws that increase “moral relativism” is a large part of the problem.

Star advocates dollar for dollar tax credits for private charitable contributions, including charities that help drug addicts. We spend $900 billion on so-called anti-poverty programs. “Grant programs do not work. And the Senate knows that. The House knows that.” Yet liberals insist that’s the best approach.

Will things change in the Trump administration?

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