Patrick Henry was around today, what would he have to say about raising the debt ceiling? I tend to think Mr. Henry might have a few choice words:
"They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary as our debt. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally destitute, and when interest payments eat so large a part of our federal budget that we can no longer afford even the most basic expenditures? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our debt shall have bound us hand and foot?"
Events last weekend in Tucson have diverted attention from a lot of things.
Concern over the national debt is among the subjects momentarily forgotten.
Let's revive the discussion Thursday night, January 13, at 8:00 pm EST on TalkSouthRadio.com .
We make no apologies for impassioned viewpoints. And we welcome yours.