Saturday, January 10, 2009

Food For Thought - Freedom

You cannot legislate the poor into freedom
by legislating the wealthy out of freedom.

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 about the end
of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by diving it."

(late Dr. Adrian Pierce Rogers, 1931-2005)

- Walter Seward



Gary McElwain said...

That is a great post Walter. And unfortunately that is what our country seems to be headed for.

Unfortunatly in mlm the same thought patterns emerge when people expect to sit back and get rich form the spillover.

If everybody is waiting for thier share, who's going to do the work.
To provide all of this so called spill over.

Gary McElwain

Randy Furco said...

I was just cruising blogs with missionaries in their "interest" profile, and sharing this with them.

God Bless said...

This world is full of sick people who think they are cleverer, and they manipulate others for their own gains. History shows that ill-gotten gains will not last forever.