“Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.”
There is no better example of someone rising to glory and virtue based on natural ability than Benjamin Franklin, the great American statesman, scientist, musician, author, printer, inventor, businessman, politician, diplomat, father and husband. He was one of 17 children, born to a poor family, quit school at 10 years of age and was never formally educated. Benjamin was able to take his natural ability and turn it into greatness which was best manifested in his written contributions to the Declaration of Independence and to the US Constitution. These two works are considered to be two of the most important documents ever written by man. In my life, I could only hope to achieve a fraction of what Mr. Franklin achieved in his life. I will do my best to achieve some greatness in my life that benefits others for generations. Why don’t you try doing the same.
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“The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.”
~ William Edgar Borah
If you don’t stand for something, you fall for everything. United we stand, divided we fall. Don’t stand for a government who poisons the air you breathe, contaminates the water you drink, and copyrights the food you eat. You fight their wars, die for their causes, and sacrifice your freedoms to protect them. They have liquidated your savings, destroyed your middle class, and used your tax dollars to bailout their unending greed. You are slaves to their corporations, zombies to their airwaves, servants to their decadence. They’ve stolen your elections, assassinated your leaders, and abolished your basic rights as human beings. They own your property, shipped away your jobs, and shredded your unions. They profit off of disasters, destabilized your currencies, and raised your cost of living. They’ve monopolized your freedom, and stripped away your education. What more will you give your government (the ruling elite) before they take everything away you’ve worked so hard to acquire and live for?
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