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Robin'sBrood

Crowing
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May 8, 2008
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Came across this today. It was spoken in 1984 - could it be more relevant for our United States of America now?

“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
 

I have WHAT in my yard?

Songster
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Jun 24, 2008
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On the other hand:


When we survey our lives and endeavours, we soon observe that almost the whole of our actions and desires is bound up with the existence of other human beings. We notice that our whole nature resembles that of the social animals. We eat food that others have produced, wear clothes that others have made, live in houses that others have built. The greater part of our knowledge and beliefs has been communicated to us by other people through the medium of a language which others have created. Without language our mental capacities would be poor indeed, comparable to those of the higher animals; we have, therefore, to admit that we owe our principal advantage over the beasts to the fact of living in human society. The individual, if left alone from birth, would remain primitive and beastlike in his thoughts and feelings to a degree that we can hardly conceive. (Albert Einstein, 1934)

We are past what Dr. Rogers says. Those at the bottom long ago learned that it was useless to work because it would be taken from them by those with unfair access to power through money. When we have government taking private property through eminent domain and giving that private property to other people so that they can develop it as a business interest you have a serious breech of property laws. When property laws lose power to protect the interests of all equally we all suffer. The answer is, as it is with many things, in moderation.​
 

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