Monday, February 23, 2009

Great Quote On Government Intervention

GREAT QUOTE! ~ by Dr. Adrian Rogers~ very timely

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. 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 my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."


  1. I have to agree completely with this comment. When I was in college a friend recommended reading Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand. This book certainly demonstrates that the "from each according to his abilities and unto each according to his needs" will never work. Good post.

  2. I wasn't a Political Science major, but I'm certain that one of the roles of government is redistribution of wealth. It always has been, and it always will be. We can debate about how much is redistributed and what forms it takes (infrastructure vs. unemployment payments or social security), but its one of the reasons we have government. You have been living with blinders on if you think that this is only taking place now. Oh, and Atlas Shrugged is a work of FICTION, not a political philosophy. Yes, it is based on one, Libertarianism, but that doesn't mean it has any connection to the real world. As the right-(uh, WRONG)wing commentators on talk radio were fond of saying during the Bush-wacked years, "if you don't like it, then you can go live someplace else." Now growup, will ya. - SUNY Albany, Class of 1990, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

  3. Let's see if your man enough to post that last comment or not.

  4. You know what Anaonymous, I don't measure my manhood by my ability to push a button and add your comments. That's not what makes a man.

    What makes a man is saying who you are and what you think and not hiding behind the name Anoymous. I doubt you are man enough to do that.

  5. Well said, but fundamentally wrong. The ONLY way to multiply wealth is to divide it.

  6. So the way to multiply wealth is to divide it. Is that like addition by subtraction?

    As an earner I am incentivized to earn more by taking part of what I earn and handing it to someone that does not earn?

    The person who does not earn is incentivized to go out and earn because the government is giving them money for doing nothing?

    Covoluted logic to say the least.

  7. More nonsense from our libertarian friend who presumes that the wealthy actually work (laugh out loud) for their wealth.

    A libertarian is someone born on third base who thinks they hit a triple.

    Oh brother...

  8. I agree with this quote completely. and the last quote particulary "You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it" is correct in the context it is used.

    Although, there can be scenarios where you actually can multiply wealth by dividing (specially so in terms of business and investment). but certainly not in this context.

    To Douglas:

    "More nonsense from our libertarian friend who presumes that the wealthy actually work"...

    Mate behind every wealthy man there is great hard work in achieving it, even if you were born filthy rich, your parents or grand parents did sweat for food. And you have to too, to maintain or grow it and if you dont your grand kids would have to sweat once again to accumulate it..