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Armstrong Williams: Blacks 'Allowed Gov't to Become Their Parents'

By    |   Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 04:58 PM

When it comes to the plight that faces African-Americans across the country, they only have themselves to blame because they have let government play too much of a role in their lives, Armstrong Williams tells Newsmax.

"If you look at any culture, whether it's Jewish, Irish Americans and many American blacks in this country, and if you think about where they come from and their history and you think what they have been able to do in the United States to make it their foot stool," Williams, host of "The Armstrong Williams Show" told Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV Thursday.

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"Why? Because while they realized that they were disenfranchised at one time, they did not allow the government to break down their family, they did not allow the government to become their role models, they did not allow the government to decide how much you're going to eat . . . how many babies you're going to have, and whether the father is going to be in the household next year," he explained.

Black Americans have "allowed the government to become their parents, become their nanny, become their education, become their job and become their welfare," he said.

"Every time you can see everything government in this warm, drug of low expectations, what do you expect to happen?" he asked. "They have no one to blame but themselves."

"If they break away from that government plantation mentality and realize that they need to gain back their self-worth, self-esteem, work ethic and discipline, then the world around them will begin to change," he added.

According to Williams, "it's not an issue of laziness . . . . It's about personal responsibility and accountability. It's about what you want to become in life.

"Do you want to give your life to the government to run or do you want to live it yourself? Do you believe the government is better at running your life and taking care of your family?" he asked.

If someone can answer "yes" to any of those questions, then he says you are "conceding your own self-worth and seceding who you are as a human being."

The TV host says that he faults "programs that reward women by giving them more money if they have babies. Government that allows people to be on a program, not temporarily, but as long as they want to, as long as they abide by certain guidelines that the government put in place."

He contends that "a government that is big enough to give you everything is big enough to take it away."

In order for things to change, Williams says that black Americans need to get "back to self-reliance, getting back to two parent households, getting back to valuing education and getting back to making sacrifices — respect money," learn to value "your neighbors and build your community together because you cannot build it separate and apart."

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