Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My better half: The Aspiring Politician..sorta

He loved this excerpt and shared it with me, now I will share it with you.

A listener sent in an email, reminding me of this quote from Dr. Adrian Rogers. Rogers was born in 1931, right before our imperial federal government began its massive FDR induced expansion. In 1996 Rogers wrote "Ten Secrets for a Successful Family." He wrote that "by and large our young people do not know either the importance or the value of honest labor." I think Dr. Rogers got this one right ..... at any rate:

The quote: Here you go:
"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 is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."

In researching this quote I noticed some predictable liberal whining; like this one: "So what are the poor supposed to do to survive? Like now, when millions are losing their jobs." So ... government plunder is OK because poor people need to survive.
My research, cursory as it was, let to another quote; this one from Gary North:

"It is true that democracy undermines freedom when voters believe they can live off of others' productivity, when they modify the commandment: 'Thou shalt not steal, except by majority vote.' The politics of plunder is no doubt destructive of both morality and the division of labor."
I just LOVE that quote! "Thou shalt not steal, except by majority vote." That quote should be on the office door of every congressional Democrat; and no small number of Republicans.