Submitted by AMAC Member Carl Christensen –
Obama has made numerous attempts to quote Lincoln, so why doesn’t Obama use this famous Lincoln quote:
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 people’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.
… Abraham Lincoln*
*Although Lincoln is given credit for these quotes, a Reverend William Boetcker penned most of them in 1916. Some are a variation of words that Lincoln spoke, and some actual Lincoln quotes are included in Reverend Boetcker’s words. However, many websites still attribute these words to Lincoln. In any case, whomever spoke them, they ring true. Americans should take heed at what these words mean – especially in the times we now are facing.