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Benjamin Franklin – Helping the Poor –

| August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

“I am for doing good to the poor,

but I differ in opinion about the means.

I think the best way of doing good to the poor

is not making them easy in poverty,

but leading or driving them out of it.

I observed…

…that the more public provisions were made for the poor,

the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer.

And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”

Isn’t it interesting that the Soviet Union would honor Benjamin Franklin with a postage stamp in 1956?

It is ironic – because Dr Franklin believed in freedom and liberty

It is a testimony to the appreciation the world has for the inventions and discoveries of Benjamin Franklin that made the whole world a better place.

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