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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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This Virginia Virtucon post should strike you as quite ironic. Cathy Crabill doesn’t oppose bank bailouts Posted on May 29, 2010 by D.J. McGuire In a survey for the Prince William Family Alliance, Cathy Crabill refused to oppose bank bailouts. You read that … Continue reading
The following is from one of those chain emails I get from time-to-time. When I get one that strikes me as interesting, I like to add a few personal impressions. I served in the military, and I was proud to … Continue reading
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When our nation adopted the Constitution, the Founders discussed what they should call the leader of our new government. They settled on the “President.” Even today, the term does not suggest a being with extraordinary powers. pres·i·dent prez-i-duhnt –noun (often initial capital letter) … Continue reading
From time-to-time I meet with a group of people mostly older than myself. They are respectable, smart, well-educated, and retired. In ten or twenty years, I hope I am as mentally alert and active in the community. Nonetheless, they surprised me. During a discussion, the subject … Continue reading