Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Points of view
And then again:
"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 dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931
And this fight is just as relevant today as when the above were written
Where to help and where to take away
Problem is governments cannot give all that they promise nor tax all that they want to
Governments ever growing, ever spending the taxpayers money
Ever pushing into new areas of control
Taxing everything in sight
And still they never have enough
Time they felt the pain of doing without
Time their share of the cake was cut
That balance talked about above is becoming ever harder to achieve
Maybe there never will be a time of equal distribution of wealth
Just a perennial fight over who takes what