Posted by: amyedwards | March 11, 2009

The end of any nation

Though Dr. Rogers said it in 1984, his words are so relevant to what we are facing in America today.  In fact, it was even read and posted in the Congressional Record by Congressman Steve King from the state of Iowa on January 14, 2009. 

Dr. Rogers is quoted:

“Friend, you cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom.  And what one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government can’t give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody. And when half of the people get the idea they don’t have to work because the other half’s going to take care of them, and when the other half get the idea it does no good to work because somebody’s going to get what I work for. That, dear friend, is about the end of any nation.”

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Responses

  1. And that, dear Amy, is where it appears we are headed if we don’t get our heads out of the sand and remind the government that they work for us, not the other way around.

  2. Smart man! Great quote!


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