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Quote of the Day: “Any man who thinks he is going to be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him should take a close look at the American Indian.”

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Any man who thinks he is going to be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him should take a close look at the American Indian.

This is another quote misattributed to Henry Ford.  It appears that this was actually first said by Hugh Allen, in the Knoxville News Sentinel, sometime in the 1960’s.  (One source says the spring of 1967, but I found another source sharing the quote apparently as early as 1965)

The quote seems to be making the rounds again in reference to Obamacare, and now under Henry Ford’s name.  Although I am a firm supporter of Obamacare, along with public education, and many other public programs, I think this quote has food for thought about how we view these programs and how we use their services as individuals.

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Written by Jacob Walker

November 3rd, 2013 at 11:59 am

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  1. Can you give a little more information regarding this issue, Jacob…

    Thanks,

    Carolyn Jette

    3 Nov 13 at 2:40 pm

  2. I’m not sure I understand the request. Which issue would you like more info on?

    Jacob Walker

    4 Nov 13 at 5:12 am

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