From: liberty.quotes@centre.telemanage.ca
To: Ric Cantrell,
Subject: Benjamin Franklin
Date: Wed Apr 09 05:02:00 MDT 2014
Body:

"In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. There is no country in the world where so many provisions are established for them; so many hospitals to receive them when they are sick or lame, founded and maintained by voluntary charities; so many alms-houses for the aged of both sexes, together with a solemn general law made by the rich to subject their estates to a heavy tax for the support of the poor. Under all these obligations, are our poor modest, humble, and thankful; and do they use their best endeavours to maintain themselves, and lighten our shoulders of this burthen? — On the contrary, I affirm that there is no country in the world in which the poor are more idle, dissolute, drunken, and insolent. The day you passed that act, you took away from before their eyes the greatest of all inducements to industry, frugality, and sobriety, by giving them a dependance on somewhat else than a careful accumulation during youth and health, for support in age or sickness. In short, you offered a premium for the encouragement of idleness, and you should not now wonder that it has had its effect in the increase of poverty."
-- Benjamin Franklin
(1706-1790) US Founding Father
Source: On the Price of Corn, and Management of the Poor, London Chronicle, November 29, 1766
http://liberty-tree.ca/research/On_the_Price_of_Corn_and_Management_of_the_Poor
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Benjamin.Franklin.Quote.2933


= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
  WHAT DO YOU THINK?  Rate these quotes!
  Click open the quote you wish to rate, and enter your comments.
  Did you miss yesterday's quotes?  Click here:
 
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/DailyQuotes
 
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Share these quotes -- spread them around!
Post these quotes in your favourite blogs!
Many have sacrificed their lives for our Liberty.
Let us renew our commitment to Freedom.
Liberty Quotes -
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
To receive a daily Liberty Quote, click link below:
mailto:liberty.quotes@telemanage.ca?Subject=Subscribe

Or send an email to liberty.quotes@telemanage.ca
with 'Subscribe' as the Subject.

You are currently subscribed as: rcantrell@utahsenate.org

To stop receiving Liberty Quotes, click link below:

mailto:liberty.quotes@telemanage.ca?Subject=Unsubscribe
Or send an email to liberty.quotes@telemanage.ca
with 'Unsubscribe' as the Subject (no quotes).
But don't go away mad, RANT on these quotes!
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/DailyQuotes


NOTE: If you are subscribed under a different email address than this one,
then please make sure you include it in the body of the message.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

"Life is a gift, Freedom is a responsibility."
Liberty-Tree.ca (c) Copyright 2010