Monday, November 03, 2008


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.


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