Friday, May 15, 2009

Supports For Folly- Against the Order of God and Nature, Benjamin Franklin Fridays

From "The 5000 Year Leap" by W. Cleon Skousen

"To relieve the misfortunes of our fellow creatures is concurring with the Deity; it is godlike; but, if we provide encouragement for laziness, and supports for folly, may we not be found fighting against the order of God and Nature, which perhaps has appointed want and misery as the proper punishments for, and cautions against, as well as necessary consequences of, idleness and extravagance? Whenever we attempt to amend the scheme of Providence, and to interfere with the government of the world, we need be very circumspect, lest we do more harm than good." -Benjamin Franklin

1 comment:

  1. This is great. I will be back. Thanks so much for trying to teach us all what this country was founded on.