Prophetic words to remember


To the Editor:

Some prophetic words to remember from our greatest president at this critical tipping point of the survival of our nation:
"You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. 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."
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Al Gemma

Mr. Gemma is an independent candidate for City Council in Ward 7.


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Wrongly attributed to Lincoln. Actually Rev. William Henry Boetcker circa 1916.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 | Report this

It clearly does not sound like Lincoln. It is however, extremely accurate no matter who said it.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | Report this