I received this in an email recently; my edit is in red:
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer.
You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class(or racial)hatred.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
Rev. William Boetcker, 1873 - 1962
These are truisms. A truism is a self-evident truth; something our children would say "duh" to.
It seems to me that all these "cannot's" are being done already by our government. To us.
Read each of them carefully, and you will find it's companion in the daily headlines.
"Spreading the wealth"
I would suggest everyone read "A Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley and "Animal Farm" by George Orwell. It will give you a good picture of what will happen by not heeding the truisms above.
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