Labor Day

Longer quote:

[Labor Day is] a peculiarly American holiday. It is a most characteristic representation of our ideals. . . .

To my mind America has but one main problem, the character of the men and women it shall produce. It is not fundamentally a Government problem, although the Government can be of a great influence in its solution. It is the real problem of the people themselves. They control its property, they have determined its government, they manage its business. In all things, they are the masters of their own destiny. . . .

The door of opportunity swings wide open in our country. Through it, in constant flow, go those who toil. America recognizes no aristocracy save those who work. The badge of service is the sole requirement for admission to the ranks of our nobility.

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3 Responses to Labor Day

  1. Lucille says:

    Hillsdale College emailed this today….

    On this Labor Day my thoughts are with a laborer I wish I had taken the time to know better….
    By Pat Sajak
    September 4, 2017

    “Pat Sajak is vice-chairman of Hillsdale’s Board of Trustees and a friend of mine of many years. He traveled recently to Poland, from whence his family came, and where they are starting a Polish version of Wheel of Fortune.” – Larry P. Arnn, President, Hillsdale College

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  2. Thanks, Stella. Thanks, Lucille.

    And thanks, everyone here who knows what hard work is.

    Did I leave anyone out?


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