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The Friendliness And Charity Of Our Countrymen

Posted by | October 3rd, 2009

“The friendliness and charity of our countrymen can always be relied upon to relieve their fellow citizens in misfortune. This has been repeatedly and quite lately demonstrated. 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 strengthens the bonds of a common brotherhood.” 

– Grover Cleveland

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2 thoughts on “The Friendliness And Charity Of Our Countrymen

  1. Jackie

    Oh so true.  We have created a society of needy people.  I fear at this point, because of the progressive, socialist movement in America, we may never be able to turn the tide back to a country of self-sufficient, hard-working people.  When your in the mire, it seems hopeless.  Thank goodness there is a God.

  2. Jeff Minor

    It’s all good if you have a faith that urges you to be charitable. But in an increasingly secular nation, Big Brother has replaced the Church for many. So many people think it IS govenment’s role to be the chartiable funtionary, to take the money and redistribute it to the needs.  But it doesn’t always work that way, as we’ve seen. I have no idea what the answer is.


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