Sunday, October 19, 2008

Lincoln on "spreading the wealth"

A blog friend sent along the following - - -

I thought this quote ... is very appropriate in the context of current issues concerning " spreading the wealth " and class warfare:

"Property is the fruit of is a positive good in
the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich,
and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who
is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and
build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe
from violence when built."

Abraham Lincoln
Source: March 21, 1864 - Reply to New York Workingmen's
Democratic Republican Association".


Archer05 said...

At Lucianne.Com, this article tease said a lot in a few words.
Is Obama a socialist?
Canada Free Press, by Henry Lamb

Socialism, according to Karl Marx, is the transition between capitalism and communism. To achieve communism, Marx says, there must be continuing revolution in which the fundamental principal is: the end justifies the means…..

Anonymous said...

Didn't McCain and Obama BOTH vote for, and Bush sign, the recent socialization of our banking system? The candidates may not be as different as they portend. I don't understand why Ron Paul didn't get more support.

Archer05 said...

Re: I don't understand why Ron Paul didn't get more support.
I followed Ron Paul closely at first. As shallow as this sounds, his personality was abrasive in my opinion. Although I thought him harsh and blunt, I still wanted to believe him. In the end, he just didn’t seem presidential, his so-called conservativeness seemed little more than sour grapes. For me the message was good, the messenger not so good.

Anonymous said...

Archer05: John Adams was an obnoxious and abrasive person who was pretty widely disliked by the Continental Congress members, but he was successful in getting the representatives to support the Declaration of Independence. But your point is well taken about Ron Paul--he really isn't an inspiring speaker.
Tarheel Hawkeye