Friday, January 23, 2009

Bitter truths, soon forgotten

We have a wave of great thoughts and much discussion about wealth redistribution and social programs that will cure all that ails this country

Let's reflect for a moment on truths that have arisen out of the ashes of great cultures in history,
and for many, ashes is all that remains.

History is a dry subject that many ignore at their own risk.

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.
You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
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.
Those who do not study the history of such cultures are soon doomed to be a part of that history.

Now we have a choice - make history, or be a part of historical teachings

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