Friday, January 20, 2012
Editor's Soap Box
I wasn't born when Roosevelt added this to an address in which he proposed social security, unemployment insurance, and (what was then called) aid to dependent children to help the deserving poor:
"The lessons of history, confirmed by evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that continued dependence on relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fiber. To dole out relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit. It is inimical to the dictates of sound policy. It is a violation of the traditions of America."
Not so subtle now, huh!!!!
Posted by John Reames at 1/20/2012 05:37:00 AM