Don’t work? Don’t eat!

Don’t work? Don’t eat!

Captain John Smith demanded six hours of work each day from every able-bodied man living in the Jamestown settlement.

“He who does not work, neither shall not eat,” he said.

Very soon the “gentlemen” became expert in the use of the axe, and the little village showed signs of an orderly community.

It is said that history repeats itself. Though this lesson is 400 years old, I think it is one that needs to be brought to the attention of our nation’s leaders and the American people who seem to think they don’t need to work.

Just because you are an American doesn’t mean this nation owes you anything.

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