Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Quote: Dr. Adrian Rogers

I feel gross...sinus cold or something. So here's a quick quote that Sari Holcombe e-mailed a few of her contacts from Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931-2005:

"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."

2 comments:

Clay Miller said...

Great words. I may just steal that and post it somewhere too.

chriss said...

Wow, this is actually quite disturbing on so many levels: charity, compassion, and self will. Good words, proper grammar, message, screw the poor. Don't recall that being Christ's take on your will towards your brethren. If you dont like taxes move, oh yeah the US has some of the lowest tax rates in the world. More of I am a Christian as long as it serves my personal consumption goals.