Thursday, July 23, 2009


“You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."*

* Adrian Rogers, 1931*


Penny said...

I agree! I've never wanted to take anyone else's money. It's a sin to covet, anyway. The only "assistance" I've ever received is WIC, and as you know you have to be almost destitute to get that. Well, you did 25 years ago.
I had no insurance with my first child and refused to go the charity hospital here. (It was bad back then.) I paid cash to have her and it ended up costing a tenth of our yearly income, but I did it! You can make monthly payments, too.

Mariah said...

Wow. That *is* very profound. And leaves me pondering the future of this magnificent country that seems to be rapidly descending.