Something to Think about As the Election Nears

I saw the following quote on a restaurant’s signboard near my home, and it has stuck with me ever since:

a government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have…

The restaurant attributed the above statement to Thomas Jefferson.  In actuality, it was Gerald Ford who said:

The American wage earner and the American housewife are a lot better economists than most economists care to admit. They know that a government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.

The hubby and I speculate that the statement is attributed to Jefferson because no one would listen if it were attributed to Ford.  We think, though, that it’s something to bear in mind as election promises waft through the air.

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2 Responses to “Something to Think about As the Election Nears”


  1. 1 char72 October 19, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Boy this is so true. It scares me to see how fast we’re headed towards Socialism. I hope we wake up before it is too late.
    Charlotte

  2. 2 Sally October 20, 2008 at 8:31 am

    I don’t like BIG government, and I vote to reflect my values.


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