Topic: James Otis Jr.
This Day in Founding Founders History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. On this day in 1631, Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island, landed in Boston.….Continue
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"Whatever capital you divert to the support of a shiftless and good-for-nothing person is so much diverted from some other employment, and that means from somebody else. I would spend any conceivable amount of zeal and eloquence if I possessed it to try to make people grasp this idea. Capital is force. If it goes one way it cannot go another. If you give a loaf to a pauper you cannot give the same loaf to a laborer. Now this other man who would have got it but for the charitable sentiment which bestowed it on a worthless member of society is the Forgotten Man." - William Graham Sumner, The Forgotten Man