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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Today's Planned for, pre-scheduled post

So, from an email that my Congress-critter sends out, I got the "Ten Cannots" that I figured I would share.  I didn't want to post it on Independence Day, so I just scheduled it out a day.  I think I'm going to print these out and put them up on my quote wall at work for a day or two.

A few years ago, I shared “The Ten Cannots” by Reverend William J.H. Boetcher in an edition of E-News.  This year as we deal with a mounting debt crisis that is a threat to our way of life, an ever encroaching federal government, skyrocketing cost of entitlement programs and federal, state and local governments that are adding literally thousands of new laws and tens of thousands of pages of new regulations every year, I would like to share these wise words with you again; some things bear repeating.
  • You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
  • You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
  • You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
  • You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
  • You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
  • You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
  • You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
  • You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
  • You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.
  • And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves
Spread it around.  Enjoy!

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