One of our most admired Presidents is frequently referred to in both Republican and Democratic campaign rhetoric, but I suspect few of us have ever heard the following quotes….
"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich"
"You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong"
"You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift"
"You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down"
"You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred"
"You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence"
"You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves"
Who made these statements? Those are the words of President Abraham Lincoln. I find it interesting that most of the candidates love to wrap themselves in his cape, but then clearly espouse diametrically different platforms.
I suggest that if we think about Honest Abe’s words when we vote next November, we will all be in a stronger position to make an objective, rational decision in selecting our next President.
That is just FOOD FOR THOUGHT.