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Abraham Lincoln's 10 Guidelines

1. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
2. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
3. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
4. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
5. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
6. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
7. You cannot further the brotherhood of men by inciting class hatred.
8 You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
9 You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.
10. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

I'm still not feeling too well so I won't promise daily link round ups, maybe weekly until I'm feeling much much better. I so need Spring Break/Vacation to hurry and get here!

  • Forced Voluntary Service HR 1388, better know as the Jegund Bill, passed in Congress last week, on March 18th. It was then sent to the Senate where a motion for cloture was passed allowing the bill to go to the Senate for passage.

    It will require all children, in both public and private schools, to be indoctrinated in "service-learning", read volunteerism. No exceptions. The only children not mandated to be indoctrinated will be home schoolers (yet).

    Sec.111, (b)(1)(A) providing training for teachers, supervisors, personal from community-based agencies (particularly with regard to the RECRUITMENT, UTILIZATION, AND MANAGEMENT OF PARTICIPANTS), and trainers, to be conducted by qualified individuals or organizations that have experience in service-learning.

  • Canada Free Press has more details . . . meanwhile, the MSM crickets continue chirping, lalalala don't hear or see a thing....

  • Promoting Statism All in the name of service. I believe there may be a Consitiutional problem with forcing people into service of any kind.

    Hat tip to Paul Gordon and (Via Gateway Pundit and Red State)

  • Not Sure about the validity of this story, but here it is anyway Make of it what you will.

    Now it has come clear...now we know what they intend to do.It is an end-run around Congress. They don't need to try to ban guns--they don't need to fight a massive battle to attempt gun registration, or limit "assault" weapon sales. Nope. All they have to do is limit the amount of ammunition available to the civilian market, and when bullets dry up, guns will be useless. (Via The Shootist)

  • Rescinded Apparently this was merely a test to see how gun owners would react(Via The Fire Arm Blog)

  • Stem Cell Ban Reversed All the hoopla over Obama's decision to lift the ban on stem cell research may have been for naught (Via Yahoo News)

  • Obama's Job Approval Ratings Falling The honeymoon is over, a national poll will signal tomorrow as President Obama's job approval stumbles to about 50 percent over the lack of improvement with the crippled economy.

    The sobering numbers come as the president backpedals from two prime-time gaffes - one comparing his bowling score to a Special Olympian and another awkwardly laughing about the economy, which prompted Steve Kroft of "60 Minutes" to ask "are you punch-drunk?" (Via Boston Herald)

  • Will Obama match Bush for fiscal irresponsiblity? "All [Obama's] words are good" about controlling the debt, he said, "but his budget proposes no transformational changes. His programs are all debt-financed." - David Walker, former Comptroller General and now-president of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. I don't know about the rest of you but his trillion here, trillion there, three trillion here budget pretty much qualifies him for the win, hands down. (Via Real Clear Politics)

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    I have home schooled for al... (Below threshold)

    I have home schooled for almost 16 years- this will impact homeschoolers because of something Barbara Boxer is working to have the US sign. It is the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child. This pretty much will be the demise of homeschooling(many argue that this is not the case because Canada and England signed this and still permits homeschooling).I disagree because once they need group thought such as this, it will be the platform to mandate the children attend a school to be properly indoctrinated into VOLUNTEERISM.

    My husband and I have been following this for a while and have expedited the last three children so they graduate this May, as the control that this UN rights is not sound, and vague similar to HR1388.

    Great post and that HR 1388... (Below threshold)

    Great post and that HR 1388 is something that ought to make everyone at least more than a little nervous. Federally mandated volunteerism and all controlled by unelected bureaucrats? And thank you for mentioning the constitutionality problem. Congress (shockingly) is once again stepping way outside of the limits placed on it by the Founding Fathers, but to the statists running the show, the Constitution's "an old piece of paper, written by a bunch of slave owners."

    Oh! And the Lincoln guidelines? Brilliant.

    Not sure the "volunteerism"... (Below threshold)
    James H:

    Not sure the "volunteerism" critique is all bad. I remember that back in high school, my senior year gov't teacher required us to volunteer for a political party or campaign (she didn't care which or who) for a certain number of hours and then write about it for class. The experience exposed me to retail politics in a way I hadn't previously experienced them.

    I remember meeting a local GOP fundraiser at one point. He wore elephant suspenders and an elephant tie, and he was quite proud of both.

    If I volunteer, do I get to... (Below threshold)

    If I volunteer, do I get to wear a uniform? And carry a BIG gun? Kick in the doors of those who did not vote for THE ONE? Get to round up people on election day and show them how to vote? And 'cause I'm "special", can I vote more than once? Do you get extra points and promotion if you trash businesses that don't have union labor?

    Oh, yeah, and can we make a... (Below threshold)

    Oh, yeah, and can we make all 'the rich people' work on the farms out in the county in order to repay their debt to society?

    James, the problem with the... (Below threshold)

    James, the problem with the volunteerism bill is that 1) it's unconstitutional, flat out; 2) the federal government does not need to force people to volunteer on taxpayer money; and 3) because a federal bureaucracy (loaded with statists) will be dictating which groups get the funding. All three are bad options, but the worst is the first one by far. Unncessary and wasteful in my opinion.

    The Lincoln Guidelines aren... (Below threshold)
    Bruce Henry:

    The Lincoln Guidelines aren't direct quotes, are they? Where did you get them?

    Those quotes are good, but ... (Below threshold)

    Those quotes are good, but not from Lincoln. They are included in a 19th century pamphlet concerning Lincoln, but were written by the author. A common and usually harmless mistake.

    "Abraham Lincoln's 10 Guide... (Below threshold)

    "Abraham Lincoln's 10 Guidelines"


    Lincoln was an old Whig and a convinced "tariff" politician. Thus, your Top 10 smells. Source, please.

    "I won't promise daily link round ups..."

    Have we met?

    Why would I get negative vo... (Below threshold)
    Bruce Henry:

    Why would I get negative votes for asking a question?

    Bruce,Maybe you got ... (Below threshold)

    Maybe you got hit by reflex.
    Or negative association with another poster.
    Ride it out, since 2 votes in not a trend, just data.

    The only reason I was askin... (Below threshold)
    Bruce Henry:

    The only reason I was asking is because it looked like a paraphrase of actual quotes by Lincoln I've seen before. I knew it wasn't a direct quote because the style is, like, so NOT 19th Century. I thought maybe Ms Murphy could point me to a source, that's all.

    " Why would I get negati... (Below threshold)

    " Why would I get negative votes for asking a question?"

    Because were fair and balanced.

    Bruce, They are para... (Below threshold)

    They are paraphrase from a few of his letters and speeches.

    on capital , labor and the attempts at establishes the false promise that labors will always be poor.


    Here he talks about not tearing down others.

    Property is the fruit of labor-property is desirable - it is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence..."

    No country can sustain, in idleness, more than a small percentage of its numbers. The great majority must labor at something productive."
    Abraham Lincoln

    <a href="http://www.cincinn... (Below threshold)

    These are exact quotes from William Boetcker, a Presbyterian clergyman, first published in 1916. He also used quotes from Lincoln when he printed a leaflet and they have since been confused with Lincoln, rather famously by Ronald Reagan at the 1992 Republican convention. I believe that Tregonsee already covered most of this in post #8.

    Thanks, folks.... (Below threshold)
    Bruce Henry:

    Thanks, folks.

    This forced indoctrination ... (Below threshold)

    This forced indoctrination and brainwashing of kids into the NEW WORLD ORDER curtasy of the IMPERIAL SENATE and EMPORER PALPATINE OBAMA i hope by 2012 the name OBAMA with by the dark name of history as the worse president in american history






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