Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Wise Words

You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. 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 the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."*




* Adrian Rogers, 1996

4 comments:

Alivia Stutzman said...

AMEN!

Jana and Family said...

Love this comment! I just wish everyone could see it!

Kiwa Nana or Papa said...

As daddy said "Boy, howdy", I say that I have some books I would love for you to read. Good to see your blog again. You both do a great job. love you so,

Rachel said...

Love this. Michigan just passed a tax on physicians to provide medical care. Next teachers are going to be taxed to teach and lawyers are going to be taxed to practice law and relators are going to be taxed to sell houses! Dumb!