Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Birthday Mr. President!


 
These words ring so true in these days.  We stand a country so divided- a division that is fed by political agendas.  We miss you Mr. President.  One of my favorite quotes which is often atributed to Abraham Lincoln*- it speaks to the essential fiber of what our great country is for everyone that comes looking for their opportunity-their American Prosperity. I'm sure honest Abe would concur.
 
American Prosperity*
 
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 men's
initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for
them what they could and should do for themselves.

---often attributed to Abraham Lincoln---*Actually cited by William H. Boetker-1942

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