America was built on self-reliance, not dependency

2013-05-28T00:00:00Z America was built on self-reliance, not dependency nwitimes.com
May 28, 2013 12:00 am

The letter by Bob Rusbasan, of Dyer, displays a common problem. By asking why politicians do so little for the people, Bob apparently wants the government and labor unions to take care of him, thereby negating his need to take care of himself.

Whatever happened to the idea of acquiring marketable skills and then working hard for many years?

Our country was built on self-reliance, not dependency!

Thomas Edison once said, “The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.” And Henry Ford said, "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him, better take a closer look at the American Indian."

- Jim Hoffman, Valparaiso

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