The value of honest labor

“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the industrious out of it. You don’t multiply wealth by dividing it. Government cannot give anything to anybody that it doesn’t first take from somebody else. Whenever somebody receives something without working for it, somebody else has to work for it without receiving. The worst thing that can happen to a nation is for half of the people to get the idea they don’t have to work because somebody else will work for them, and the other half to get the idea that it does no good to work because they don’t get to enjoy the fruits of their labor.”

Adrian Rogers (1931-2005)


Finals are done: Hallelujah!

Finals are done. My capstone class is done, my capstone paper is done, my capstone presentation is done. I ran to the Kimball Tower because I could not turn my paper in soon enough. I was so excited to have it all done that I could not wait for the elevator back down: I ran the seven flights of stairs. I have huge bags under my eyes and people keep staring and asking why I have two black eyes. But finals are done! Hallelujah. I am now going to sleep for the next two weeks. Wake me when Santa comes.