This was an E-mail that a friend sent to me.
“One of the speeches that made me a Reagan Republican was not what Reagan said, but who he quoted, Abraham Lincoln.
When I received the reminder below from my friend, it took me back to my core belief. McCain is not my all time favorite, but I know there are many reasons that I don’t support O’Bama.
Read what Lincoln said:
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 men’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.
The redistribution of wealth that Obama endorses is a formula for failure.
Remember Jesus said; “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach him to fish and he will eat for a lifetime”
Should Obama win, and it looks like he will, I will have Lincoln’s quote hanging in all three of my offices reminding me of what should be the core belief in America. America must ask the following questions: Does Wall Street need correction? Sure, but let’s not throw out the baby with the bathwater. Did housing overbuild? Yes, sometimes even the free market makes a mistake and has to correct itself. Is it easy? No.
Our free enterprise system may not be perfect, but it is the best. I asked myself this question; At my age, am I better off than my parents were at this age and were they better off than their parents at this age and the answer is yes!
Wealth redistribution, hand outs and tearing down the wealthy and business is not the answer.
The last government incentive program of $600 per person did little. So now they want to do it again. Who pays for that? We do.
The media, for whatever purpose, has propagated fear and unrest, and when Obama is elected they will stop with fear and begin with messages of hope and how all areas of the economy are improving. If we are smart, we will ride the train upwards in the market and be aware that an oversized government and outrageous welfare programs will cause a shift back to moderation. Halfway through the term we will be pulling out of the markets. If we are smart, we will play the political swings just as one plays the markets in normal conditions.”
I voted. Did you?