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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 got a comment today from a Happy Hobbit. So I decided to visit that hobbit’s blog. Here is a pointer to a post that well describes the love of God and country that drives the Tea Party. Once upon a … Continue reading
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