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


"It defies logic to think that a group numbering forty million, a population larger than some countries, should be thought of as a minority. There are a couple million Arab Americans. Are they a minority? There are about five million Jews in the United States. They certainly aren't considered a minority. Clearly, this has nothing to do with population count. So, what defines a minority?"

"In the process of finally getting rid of the despicable signs over facilities that said "Whites Only" or "Blacks Only," we created a new public trough with a sign over it that said "Minorities Only." Any group that could get qualified as a minority could open the door to a vast array of government programs."


"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