Rick and Monique

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Then and Now

I've written down thoughts and words by three revolutionary, intelligent and well-spoken men, quoting what I believe to be the true meaning of revolutionary revelations and reactions.  All these men carried with them an internal grit necessary to build a great country under a completely new government system. Weaker men tear these men and all others like them down by their indifference to freedom.

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, 1931

With respect to the words, “general welfare,” I have always regarded them as qualified by the details of power connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution…[that] was not contemplated by the creators.
James Madison

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
Thomas Jefferson

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