Tuesday, June 09, 2009

A quote brought to my attention by my mother

Someone should send this to Obama. If there were a way to do it, I'd say let's flood his email box with this quote from every person in America, rich and poor.

"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves."
Abraham Lincoln

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