Monday, June 07, 2004

RIP

There's nothing I can add that won't echo what has already been said. In fact, go to BrothersJudd for an exhaustive tribute to this man.

On another note, as I was listening to Laura Ingraham this morning she played a short clip of Reagan speaking the following (he attributed the statements to Lincoln, which apparently many do; apparently the correct source is Reverend William J. H. Boetcke)

"You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

"You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.

"You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

"You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.

"You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.

"You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.

"You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

"You cannot establish security on borrowed money.

"You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence.

"You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves."
Damn, if ever something supported the Republican way of thinking against the Democratic way of thinking, this might just be it.