Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Answer to Thursday's Trivia Question


Here is the Answer to Thursday’s trivia question.

Who Said, “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have?”

Gerald Ford said it to a joint session of the Congress on August 12, 1974.

“(the people) know that a government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.”

Source: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum


There is an email floating around that uses the statement to build mistrust of government. There is also a bumper sticker using it on cars that might also sport a Palin or Tea Party sticker.

It is hard to believe that anyone would disagree with the statement, but some may object to the implications. The statement is used by conservatives to give reason to the small government concept.

But no matter who uses the statement, at least get the facts straight.

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