Thursday, March 12, 2009

Something to think about

I found this posted on my friend's site, and have her permission to post it here. I SO agree with his comment.

http://www.lwf.org/site/PageServer?pagename=lis_quote

Though Dr. Rogers said it in 1984, his words are so relevant to what we are facing in America today. In fact, it was even read and posted in the Congressional Record by Congressman Steve King from the state of Iowa on January 14, 2009.
“Friend, you cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. And what one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government can’t give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody. And when half of the people get the idea they don’t have to work because the other half’s going to take care of them, and when the other half get the idea it does no good to work because somebody’s going to get what I work for. That, dear friend, is about the end of any nation.”

- Adrian Rogers
(1931-2005)

American pastor

3 comments:

Shauna said...

Great post!

Karies place said...

Thanks Shauna!

Valerie said...

That seems very relevant to our current national situation, doesn't it. Very well said, then and now.