Smoking ban promoter, & chief funding source, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today is in stark contrast with it's founder, Robert Wood Johnson Sr.'s ideals
General Johnson was an ardent egalitarian, an industrialist fiercely committed to free enterprise
Despite the intensity and determination he displayed in his role as a business leader,
General Johnson had a warmth and compassion for those less privileged than he. He was always keenly aware of the need to help others, and during his lifetime, he helped many quietly and without fanfare.
Robert Wood Johnson Sr. didn't cause the elimination of thousands of businesses & hundreds of thousands of jobs (anti-free market policies such as promoting smoking bans on PRIVATE businesses) unlike the foundation that now bears his name ....Imagine the compassion he would have had for those he put out of business and out on the streets as RWJF does so regularly and cavalierly today.
RWJF and organizations funded by RWJF will one day have to answer to Robert Wood Johnson Sr's. ideals....we can't wait to see how they 'lobby' their way out of that.