Tuesday, September 29, 2009


The late Adrian Pierce Rogers, three-term president of the Southern Baptist Convention, from his 1996 book Ten Secrets for a Successful Family at page 138:
You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the industrious out of it. You don't multiply wealth by dividing it. Government cannot give anything to anybody that it doesn't first take from somebody else.

Whenever somebody receives something without working for it, somebody else has to work for it without receiving. The worst thing that can happen to a nation is for half of the people to get the idea they don't have to work because somebody else will work for them, and the other half to get the idea that it does no good to work because they don't get to enjoy the fruit of their labor.
Agreed--even Sweden knows! (Sort of related: Swedish firefighters under siege.) See also Forbes magazine.

(via Right Wing News, Maggie's Farm)

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