A quote from Abe Lincoln over Rich vs Poor--very TRUE--what say you liberals.

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    "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


    O.K. Liberals explain this one--:lol::lol:

    This is probably the best quote I have seen from any President. Apparently our politicians with all their Harvard Law degrees--still don't get it. This quote from someone that had to teach himself how to read & write while using a candle to illuminate the pages of his books so he could read.
     
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    Swing and a miss Oreo. :lol:
     
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    Whoops, beat me to it.

    Easily fooled, huh Oreo? Did you get that from World Net Daily or a chain letter?
     
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    ...and so speaketh the liberals :lol:
     
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    Here's one that is real.
    Take a look around on this board and you'll see that he was spot on.

    A house divided against itself cannot stand.
    Abraham Lincoln
     
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    Simple...it was said by William John Henry Boetcker (1873–1962), an American religious leader, an outspoken political conservative.

    Here's a real Lincoln quote...

    The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but can not do, at all, or can not, so well do, for themselves in their separate, and individual capacities. In all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought not to interfere. The desirable things which the individuals of a people can not do, or can not well do, for themselves, fall into two classes: those which have relation to wrongs, and those which have not. Each of these branch off into an infinite variety of subdivisions. The first that in relation to wrong sembraces all crimes, misdemeanors, and nonperformance of contracts. The other embraces all which, in its nature, and without wrong, requires combined action, as public roads and highways, public schools, charities, pauperism, orphanage, estates of the deceased, and the machinery of government itself. From this it appears that if all men were just, there still would be some, though not so much, need for government. Lincoln, Abraham

    Source: ABRAHAM LINCOLN, fragment on government The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basler, vol. 2, pp.
     
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    Weird, idiocy on the Internet never dies. We covered this one long ago.


    "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." Anaïs Nin
     
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    I love it when a connie OP gets pummeled by the second post.
     

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