Thursday, March 26, 2009

Deep Thoughts

Am I correct to say that the two quotes below are viewed to be conservative? I agree with both of them, so I assume so. But, you know what happens when you make assumptions....

I am honestly trying to better understand the thoughts and opinions of the "other side"... so clarification is requested.

"The 10 Cannots" by William J.H. Boetcker

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.

You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.

You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.

You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.

You cannot establish security on borrowed money.

You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves.

Do liberals not see the truth in these two quotes? Am I missing something here?

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
~~~~~ The late Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931 - 2005


Dennis said...


Anonymous said...

"As mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality." ~George Washington

Krista said...

Thanks for sharing that quote! I wonder what George Washington was referring to, specifically? I imagine he was talking about civil rights - not the "right" to be taken care of (welfare that is way too generous, a gov't that focuses more on whether other countries like us than if they are planning attacks to kill american citizens, the "right" to "affordable housing", the "right" to gov't sponsored healthcare, the gov't taking care of ppl so that they have no need for personal accountability) by the gov't through taxation of other citizens/businesses. Also, how would he have defined those who "conduct themselves of worth members of the society"? Does that mean ppl have to pay their bills on time? Take responsbility for themselves and their actions?

Here's another good quote: Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.[Winston Churchill] :)