Tuesday, January 20, 2015


"Brother Ben" in uniform,
 AS WE APPROACH TONIGHT'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS, I share this note my brother Ben shared with me this morning and I present it for your own consideration:
These words, he notes, have been circulating on the internet for years but are as true now as they were the first time he read them.
We all know that Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed in August 1945. However, we know little about the progress made by the people of that land since that explosion.
Compare Hiroshima all these years later to Detroit today and decide:
What has caused more long term destruction--the A-bomb, or government welfare programs created to buy the votes of those who want someone to take care of them ?
Japan does not have a welfare system. Their system is to "Work for it or do without."  
These are possibly the 5 best sentences you'll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. 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 is the beginning of the end of any nation.
Can you think of a reason for not sharing this? Neither could I.