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‘Ten Cannots’ and ‘Seven National Crimes’?

~ The Rebel ~ 2011/10/15 23:25:13

Unlike so many ministers today, Boetcker believed that it was important to engage the culture, not only with action, but with memorable rhetoric. Here are his The Ten Cannots:



  • You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
  • You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
  • You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
  • You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
  • You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
  • You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
  • You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
  • You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
  • You cannot build character and courage by destroying men’s initiative and independence.
  • And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.

In addition to The Ten Cannots, Boetcker developed a list entitled Seven National Crimes, possibly patterned after the Seven Deadly Sins, that if committed would inevitably lead to the end of everything the United States was built to be:



  • I don’t think.
  • I don’t know.
  • I don’t care.
  • I’m too busy.
  • I leave well enough alone.
  • I have no time to read and find out.
  • I am not interested.


“Never mind what others do,” Boetcker said. “Do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.”

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