Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I knew Abe Lincohn, and You, Sir Are No Abe Lincoln

Dear Mr. President:

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

.....Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The knock....

The knock....
Someday soon, I expect the knock at my door. Or the knocking down of my door.
Not because I am a bad American, but because I am still an old-time American. And I suspect that's no longer the thing to be.
What America is becoming, has become, scares the dickens out of me.
And not just for one or 2 differences of opinion with the majority, mob rule.
It's the core of what made America great through the end of the 20th century.
Sure there where faults. But most were being overcome logically. The problem is the illogical usurption of what could have been wih the future we now face.