Tuesday, June 23, 2009

You Ain't Abe Lincoln!

A large number in the media culture have gone along with B. O.'s desire to be compared to Abraham Lincoln -- that in fact, he is another Lincoln coming out of the state of Illinois! And many citizens seem to go along with this charade! Someone came up with a winner on this issue and it is settled in just a few statements -- not the opinion of anyone living in today's chaotic world, but something that Lincoln said in the course of his lifetime. View the picture and then read what Lincoln said about how a republic should have leadership that will have a high standard of values by avoiding certain deadly policies.

So I said to him, "Barack, I know Abe Lincoln, and you ain't Abe Lincoln!"

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

You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

------- Abraham Lincoln -------

"The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me: 'He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. And he shall be like the light of the morning when the sun rises, a morning without clouds, Like the tender grass springing out of the earth, by clear shining after rain.'" --- King David speaking in 2 Samuel 23:3, 4

1 comment:

The Abraham Lincoln Observer said...

Sorry, Mr. Maverick, but those comments -- which are known as "the 10 cannots" - AREN'T the work of Abe Lincoln. He never said anything like them.

They actually originated with a conservative Presbyterian preacher in the early 20th century. The full story is here:


This isn't that hard to look up. You probably want to try that the next time.

And yes, Ronald Reagan got it wrong too.