The Quote on the Wall of This Small-Town BBQ Joint is Going Viral… And You Can See Why

The Quote on the Wall of This Small-Town BBQ Joint is Going Viral… And You Can See Why

Socialism can never lead to a successful, prosperous nation… something that most Americans understand. And it’s likely because Americans understand this that a sign on the wall a barbecue restaurant has gone viral.

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While dining out at Pruett’s Bar-B-Q in Gadsden on Wednesday night, Alabama State Sen. Phil Williams discovered a plaque that left an indelible impression on him.

“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom,” the plaque read. “What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.”

… “The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not take from somebody else,” the plaque continued.

“When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the end of any nation.”

This quote, which was reportedly taken from deceased world-renowned pastor Adrian Rogers, referred to socialism, a backward political ideology that purportedly uplifts the poor by robbing from the rich.

The rich become wealthy by working hard. If the government robs from the rich and gives to those who do not work hard, it incentives sloth. And like Rogers once astutely said, doing that leads to “the end of any nation.”

While there will always be freeloaders, most people don’t like the idea that they can work hard their entire lives, just to be punished for it, while laziness is rewarded. The American dream can never exist if the government takes money away from those who work hard for it.

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