THE TEN CANNOTS
My brother-in-law Michael sent this to me today. I agree with him that these are important points to consider as we face a very important election day tomorrow.
In 1916, Presbyterian William J. H. Boetcker wrote:
- You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
- You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
- You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
- You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
- You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
- You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
- You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
- You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
- You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.
- And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.
I pray that we will all have wisdom and discernment as we enter the polling booths tomorrow and enjoy a freedom that was bought with a heavy price.