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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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Most of the time we should be quiet and listen. Because we don’t know very much, very few of us have much say. Yet there are times when we should say something. What is funny is how often we have … Continue reading
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Our national debt is approaching 18 trillion and we have over $127 trillion in unfunded liabilities. Supposedly, with growth at 3.5 percent, our economy is zooming, but much that growth is due to the reduction of oil and gas prices. That … Continue reading
It has become one of my favorite quotes, but that is not because it is easy. Be egalitarian regarding persons. Be elitist regarding ideas. — Peter Kreeft of Boston College (from here) The statement is simple, but the implementation is not. … Continue reading
In our day we are sadly caught in a trap generations the making. That’s one reason on Saturday we nominated the Republican Party’s Establishment candidate. Ed Gillespie, a former advisor to Mitt Romney and chairman of the Republican National Committee, has been … Continue reading