|I saw this on the bulletin board outside the office of an instructor at Cuesta College. Photo by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved).|
Monday, July 15, 2013
Abraham Lincoln NEVER Said This!
I saw this earlier this year at Cuesta College on an instructor's bulletin board. This quote is generally and erroneously attributed to the greatest of American Presidents, Abraham Lincoln. According to Snopes this quote was actually authored a half century later by a Reverend William John Henry Boetcker. Over time some of the maxims of Boetcker became conflated with some Lincoln quotes. This guy was obviously quite the proponent of Capitalism, but made the error of combining faith and politics/economics which is a big no-no for spiritual shepherds. While some of Boetcker's maxims are valid, some others are overly-simplistic and/or provide cover for some elites whom ought not be covered by a someone claiming to speak for God.