Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Lincoln Redux?


Obama fell just short of claiming he was Abe Lincoln reincarnated during the election. He was even tactless enough to take the oath of office on Lincoln's bible. Considering his politics and policies since taking office, one has to wonder just how well Obama knows Lincoln after all:

"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves."


~~Abraham Lincoln




2 comments:

  1. (sorrow)
    In the political realm, this type of thought and opinion is no longer present.

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  2. true statement friend,
    sadly enough.

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