Imagine you are just starting out in life. You get your first job, putting a bit of money in your pocket. You have big dreams for the future. You can be anything you want to be. Then you get a letter in the mail… well, a bill actually. You get a bill for around $50 grand. You never chose to get in that kind of debt. You don’t even know what the bill is for. Well, that’s what we’re doing to our kids and grandkids right now. It’s every parent’s dream to give their children a better life. All we’re doing is giving them our debt because the only solution our politicians can ever come up with is to spend more money. Our spending is killing the liberty in this country. It is narrowing our choices for the present and for the future.
Having wealth and stability are essential for liberty. That doesn’t mean you need to be a millionaire, but it does mean that having financial freedom gives you the ability to live your life and grow and pursue happiness. Our politicians are denying that to us right now. Every penny spent is a penny that has to be paid back. Government is not in the business of making money. That’s not what they do. They get money from the people. Every penny they waste is another one you can’t use for your life.
“It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.” –Thomas Jefferson to A. L. C. Destutt de Tracy, 1820.