Posted by: Paul | 10/23/2009

The (Former) “American Way”

Ever think about how government policy affects the family? Dr. Allan Carlson does. I was reading his book “The ‘American Way’,” and noticed that it began with a rather interesting quote by a famous person. Can you name the speaker?

“I do not wish to see this country a country of selfish prosperity where those who enjoy the material prosperity think only of the selfish gratification of their own desires, and are content to import from abroad not only their art, not only their literature, but even their babies.”

A famous preacher, you say? In the secular sense of the word, perhaps. If you can believe it, those words were spoken by an American president, Theodore Roosevelt, in 1911. Would that we still had such wisdom at the highest levels of government.

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