You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it

I read this quote this morning in the signature of a forwarded e-mail. I think it’s a keeper:

“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

You can see how that very mentality has crept up in our country through the decades. I fear the current health care bill is doomed to pass and the condition of our country will only get worse.

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