Star Parker, founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, recently spoke at the Forum of Christian Business Leaders in California, where she shared her story of escaping poverty and welfare and becoming a Christian.
Star’s business burned down during the 1992 Los Angeles riots, and she moved to the nation’s capital to form a public policy organization to advocate getting the government out of charity work. Charity belongs to the church, she said, not the government. Charity is not one-size-fits-all. We shouldn’t have a welfare state.
Star touched on educational choice, faith, and personal responsibility.
The breakdown of marriage and of ethics created so many social problems, which can be fixed by us, not the government.
To fix the problems, we have to understand them. How did we get off course, Star asked. How did we get to the place where we’re no longer a free nation under God and Christians are no longer welcome in the public square? Half the country no longer believes in the founding principles or eternal truths.
Government has become the savior.
“The role of government is to protect our interests, not to plunder them,” Star said. “And that’s what we have today, plunder from our own government.”
Watch the video below to understand the problems and the solutions.