Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Nicely Said...................(Worth Making Your Kids Memorize)

I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and duty of the General Government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit...The friendliness and charity of our countrymen can always be relied upon to relieve their fellow-citizens in misfortune... Federal aid in such cases encourages the expectation of paternal care on the part of the government and weakens the sturdiness of our national character, while it prevents the indulgence among our people of that kindly sentiment and conduct which strengthen the bond of a common brotherhood.
-- United States President Grover Cleveland

(Grover Cleveland, our 22nd and 24th president, provided a prophetic warning of this when he denied Congress the federal aide for drought-stricken Texas farmers)

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