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Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What You Can Do About It

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"Supporters of Title X presumed that sexual activity among teenagers was acceptable and that religious traditions stressing abstinence were antiquated. It presupposed that by emphasizing explicit information on contraceptives and sexually transmitted diseases, the federal government could control human nature in a value-free setting."

"Sadly, the popular culture that becomes the ideological mother's milk of illegitimate children is devoid of ideals and altruism, leaving only acquisitive ambition. Small wonder they lead lives of quiet or violent desperation and have little patience to sit in school. If the whole point of education is to improve your ability to get things, there are simpler methods, like drugs, theft, and prostitution."

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"The welfare system had some of its teeth taken out in 1996 under the welfare reform put forward by the Republicans in Congress, but the monster is far from dead. Time limits and work requirements are a step in the right direction, but the culture of Uncle Sam's Plantation is fed by the misguided policies of the left. As long as there are liberal ideologues in the halls of power, there is likely to be a long hard battle ahead for those of us committed to seeing poor people emancipated from a paternalistic system that robs them of their initiative, their freedom, and ultimately their hope for the future." P.97

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