Quote Of The Day — April 7, 2015

The things that will destroy America are:

Prosperity at any price,
Peace at any price,
Safety first instead of duty first,
Love of soft living,
The “what’s in it for me” theory of life.


Theodore Roosevelt, October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919
26th President of the United States


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11 Responses to Quote Of The Day — April 7, 2015

  1. captbogus2 says:

    Makes it kinda hard to believe ol’ Teddy was the first progressive. But maybe “progressive” didn’t mean the same back then…

    • Grouchy says:

      G’Morning, Capt. Along about the time of the administrations of Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano, terms took on insidious translations. It became a standard that “Progressive” meant to reward those who wanted to live of the efforts of others.
      Actually, it all started with Woodrow Wilson, president from 1913 – 1921, and a leader of the “Progressive Movement”.
      Evidently, Teddy R was the last of a dying breed.

  2. Hardnox says:

    TR wasn’t really a progressive insomuch that we know them now to be. He understood that the robber-barons were screwing the little guy and the government and rallied to change a lot of the laws and regulations that condoned it.

    Today, TR would be considered a conservative. IMHO.

    • Grouchy says:

      I believe you’re right, Hardnox. The left has confiscated so many terms that the words no longer mean what they originally did. And had he been in office one more term, I doubt we would be saddled with the abomination that is the “Federal Reserve”.
      Thank you for your comment.

  3. CW says:

    He may be right but all of those things pale in comparison to the destruction wrought by progressivism and socialism.

    • Grouchy says:

      Greetings, CW. You’re right,,, but all those things are a part of communism, socialism and progressivism. And the worst of it all came after his death. He was in all accounts a staunch individualist.

  4. Clyde says:

    “Progressivism” and “liberalism” are two terms that have been totally bastardized by the left. The asshats have a way of FUBARing words, as well as anything else.

    • Grouchy says:

      True, Clyde, and a very good point. Definitions of words change, as you said, and the meanings must be taken in the context of the day they were spoken or written. I have found that in various other studies I’m involved in.

  5. Uriel says:

    Good quote. Sure looks like we hit all the indicators though

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