Monday, July 11, 2011

Patrick Henry and the Debt Ceiling

Back in January, I took posted a paragraph of Patrick Henry's Liberty or Death speech. I took a few slight liberties with my post, substituting references to the federal debt where Henry has referenced the king and crown.
"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?"
The Bible teaches the borrower is slave to the lender. It's time our county began to shake loose the chains of servitude and restored itself as a free nation. To raise the debt ceiling, and incur more debt, only tightens the chains that bind us.

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