By: nolesjeff, 7:24 PM GMT on February 13, 2009
Not Yours To Give Col. David CrockettUS Representative from Tennessee Originally published in "The Life of Colonel David Crockett," by Edward Sylvester Ellis. One day in the House of Representatives a bill was taken up appropriating money for the benefit of a widow of a distinguished naval officer. Several beautiful speeches had been made in its support. The Speaker was just about to put the question when Crockett arose: "Mr. Speaker--I have as much respect for the ...