A Little History Lesson

Over at The American Thinker, Brett McMahon compares the brave Revolutionary leaders to today’s “Occupy Wall Street” protesters and concludes, “Obviously, past is not prologue, but it’s worth remembering that over 230 years ago people died for a positive vision of freedom-not to sit in and beg for more handouts.”

And he even has a great look back from Calvin Coolidge:

“After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world. I am strongly of the opinion that the great majority of our people will always find these are moving impulses of our life. . . Wealth is the product of industry, ambition, character and untiring effort. In all experience, the accumulation of wealth means the multiplication of schools, the increase of knowledge, and dissemination of intelligence, the encouragement of science, the broadening of outlook, the expansion of liberties, the widening of culture. Of course, the accumulation of wealth cannot be justified as the chief end of existence. But we are compelled to recognize it as a means to well-nigh every desirable achievement. So long as wealth is made the means and not the end, we need not greatly fear it.”

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