“Tis folly in one Nation to look for disinterested favors from another; that it must pay with a portion of its Independence for whatever it may accept under that character; that by such acceptance, it may place itself in the condition of having given equivalents for nominal favours and yet of being reproached with ingratitude for not giving more. There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate upon real favours from Nation to Nation. ‘Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.”
–George Washington (Farewell Address, 19 September 1796); Reference: Washington’s Maxims, 71.
My LORD! You are not kidding either! This sounds just like Germany, South Korea, France, the UK, and on and on. To be fair, however, it is mostly the Leftist/Marxists who cause this discourse, and the Leftist/Markists who claim they can come to the rescue. That’s real good. Destroy something so you can fix it? That is CHANGE we don’t need!
May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.
Cross-posted @ Rosemary’s News and Ideas.