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08/20/2003 Archived Entry: "Davy Crockett vs. welfare"
DAVY CROCKETT VS. WELFARE. A conservative Friend of Clairewolfe.com sent the URL of this great old article. It's been around the Net since as long as there's been a Net, I think. But it's still the most powerful reminder that there were once congressmen who knew government had no authority to be in the charity business -- and who understood why that had to be.
Every time I read this I'm so moved. I keep waiting for someone to tell me it's just an urban legend ... that Davy Crockett never really gave this speech and that the account of it was actually composed by a devious computer geek in 1993. So amazing that it appears to be for real.
Posted by Claire @ 04:39 PM CST