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I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. -- Benjamin Franklin (from here)
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I arrived at the 2009 Convention of the Republican Party of Virginia on Friday. Unlike previous years, this year I went to the Colosseum. This year the party had an especially large convention. Because of the crowd, over 10,000 delegates … Continue reading
In retrospect, I now find it strange how I was taught history. Instead of reading the writings of the people who lived during the times I studied, my teachers primarily instructed from history books. I would happily have read both works … Continue reading
Today is the big day, the start of the 2009 convention for the Republican Party of Virginia. We have three contested contests. Lieutenant Governor: Recommendation – Bill Bolling Attorney General: Recommendation – Ken Cuccinelli RPV Chair: Recommendation – Do not … Continue reading
Update: Here is link to a post at Smash Mouth Politics that also discusses Benjamin Franklin. Of late, I have enjoyed reading books written by famous men now deceased. So it is that I am in the process of reading … Continue reading
This post stems from an earlier post, a book review. The subject book was Civilization and Its Enemies: The Next Stage of History by Lee Harris. At the time I planned to discuss further some of the subjects brought up … Continue reading