So, this quote is making the rounds, perhaps as some sort of commentary on the stimulus plan. It’s always interesting to see what else the author says. Here’s the first quote:
“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”
The late Dr. Adrian Rogers
So, did Dr. Rogers offer a solution? Here’s a tidbit from his Wikipedia bio:
“I feel slavery is a much maligned institution. If we had slavery today we would not have such a welfare problem.”
This latter quote is footnoted to OurAmericanValues.org but the link now dead ends on that organization’s site.
So, perhaps it was one of those dumass moments attained at the end of a of a beer binge. However, Rogers didn’t truck with liquor.