Ben Franklin had the right idea years ago

info@islandpacket.comJanuary 23, 2014 

The Quotes of the Day published on the front page of the newspaper are pithy and humorous. A recent quote brought to mind President Barack Obama: "He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else."

This wise observation by Benjamin Franklin over two centuries ago was, unfortunately for our country, eerily prescient.

Paul Williams

Hilton Head Island

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