"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005
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Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday Five

Here are five photos that give a glimpse into my life.
Living so close to the southern border we have two US Border Patrol checkpoints near our home as well as Border Patrol station. If I go into town I pass this station.

We seem to be in Fossil Central. Nearly everywhere we go I find hundreds of fossils. I am a rock hound so this is a good place for me to live.

This cottonwood is in a canyon near my home.

Yes one of our local gas stations is named Howdy's (as seen from the teen vantage point of the backseat of the truck).

And finally we have the mountains within minutes of our home. We drive to the mountains for wood, which is why you see the flatbed trailer alongside our truck as well as for excursions away from the lowlands here at about 4,300 ft elevation. Sometimes we feel the need to climb a bit so off to the mountains we go. Oh and yes in the desert we take plenty of water as water is key in the desert southwest.

That is a simple glimpse into the things I see~