Sunday, April 26, 2009

A few timely words from Honest Abe

A note from Radarsite: Our good friend and fellow patriot Lew Waters sent me this copy of a letter he emailed to Congress. What a great find. Bravo Lew Waters! - rg


Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2009 1:02 PM
Subject: For Your Consideration

Message sent to the following recipients:
Senator Cantwell
Senator Murray
Representative Baird

April 26, 2009

Since many compare President Obama to Abraham Lincoln, I direct your attention to his own words.

"Property is the fruit of is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built."

The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume
VII, "Reply to New York Workingmen's Democratic Republican Association"
(March 21, 1864), pp. 259-260.

The continued nationalization of business must cease. The out of control entitlements should be curtailed to those that are absolutely necessary.

Lewis Waters

Lew Waters
Vancouver, Wa.

Visit Lew's fine website here:


  1. So far, I've only received the normal computer generated thank you, now leave me alone confirmation of receiving the email from Brian Baird.

    As Democrats, I doubt the significance will sink in to them.

  2. I intended to post about that email, you beat me to it, but I likely will do another post on it yet.

    It is important for readers to understand that has a handy tool in the left sidebar. Enter your 5 digit zip code and it looks up the email addresses of your Rep. & Sens. and provides a handy email form. You just click on the Federal Officials link or State Officials link to select the recipients.

    If enough of us follow Lew's excellent example, a few congress critters might start to comprehend the fact that their seats are at risk.

  3. Bravo Lew. Simply stated and right to the point.

  4. Yes, Bravo! Excellent. We need to use the words of those great leaders who championed our liberty in years past, when at all possible.

  5. Great letter... And you probably won't get more than a passive 'thanks for your concern' note.

    Thanks for putting this out in public view.

  6. Great Lew!

    This reminds me of another great man...just a few short years after Lincoln; here's part of what he said:

    "It is surely undeniable that, when a man engages in remunerative labor, the impelling reason and motive of his work is to obtain property, and thereafter to hold it as his very own. If one man hires out to another his strength or skill, he does so for the purpose of receiving in return what is necessary for the satisfaction of his needs; he therefore expressly intends to acquire a right full and real, not only to the remuneration, but also to the disposal of such remuneration, just as he pleases. Thus, if he lives sparingly, saves money, and, for greater security, invests his savings in land, the land, in such case, is only his wages under another form; and, consequently, a working man's little estate thus purchased should be as completely at his full disposal as are the wages he receives for his labor. But it is precisely in such power of disposal that ownership obtains, whether the property consist of land or chattels. Socialists, therefore, by endeavoring to transfer the possessions of individuals to the community at large, strike at the interests of every wage-earner, since they would deprive him of the liberty of disposing of his wages, and thereby of all hope and possibility of increasing his resources and of bettering his condition in life." (Circa 1891)

  7. Ref:"It is important for readers to understand that has a handy tool in the left sidebar. Enter your 5 digit zip code and it looks up the email addresses of your Rep. & Sens. and provides a handy email form."

    I use that one and also this

    Try it!