Thursday, March 15, 2007

"Repeal that [welfare] law, and you will soon
see a change intheir manners. St. Monday and
St. Tuesday, will soon cease tobe holidays. Six
days shalt thou labor, though one of the old
commandments long treated as out of date, will
again be looked upon as a respectable precept;
industry will increase, and withit plenty among
the lower people; their circumstances will mend,
and more will be done for their happiness by inuring
them to provide for themselves, than could be
done by dividing all yourestates among them."

-- Benjamin Franklin (letter to Collinson, 9 May 1753)

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