August 7, 2009 by torqdog
I found this quote the other day and man, is it ever fitting in todays political discussions.
“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, 1931
I will add that this concept of how many pay and how many receive is crucial in the survival of this country. When the tipping point is achieved with receivers outnumbering payers, elections will become simple referendums and the receivers will rule. Tyranny will result as we all look to Government for security.
How close are we to that tipping point? I would argue that we’re too close for comfort!