Saturday, July 11, 2009

Thought for the Day for President Obama

During our last presidential election, our current president, Barack Obama, used a fair amount of symbolism in linking his name to that of President Abraham Lincoln, even to the point of insisting that he take the oath of office on the Bible that was used by President LIncoln when he was inaugurated as our 16th President of the United States of America.

Although President Obama expresses his admiration for President Lincoln, he apparently has not read up on President Lincoln's views of democracy and unity within the United States. The following quotation from President Lincoln bears sharp contrast to some of the policies being instituted or continued by President Obama.

President Lincoln expressed his ideas as follows:

"You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred.
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
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."

President Obama, may I suggest that you heed these words of wisdom from one of our greatest leaders and rethink the game plan for America today! It is never to late for HOPE and CHANGE and I, for one, HOPE you will CHANGE your policies and get more in line with the thinking of President Lincoln.


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