Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Legislating Wealth, Taking Away Freedom

I found this quote online while reading about the economy. I thought it is very appropriate to what is going on with the budget mess in California and what may be happening too at the Federal/National level with the President's proposed budget.

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the rich out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything 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 the wealth by dividing it." - Dr. Adrian Rogers

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