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The Founders on Fiscal Responsibility

America’s Founders shared a common philosophy on public spending and debt. In these times of reckless and immoral Federal spending, it would serve us well to return to the wisdom of our forefathers.

Consider this admonition from Thomas Jefferson for starters:

“…we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.”

Perpetual debt makes slaves of us all! This is why Jefferson and our Founding Fathers believed in the biblical principle of frugality.

Jefferson said, “I …place economy among the first and most important of republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared.”

If public debt is the greatest of dangers to be feared, what would Jefferson think about our burgeoning federal deficit today?!

As we set our sights on the 2012 election, we must be committed to electing men and women who are committed to cutting government spending and balancing our government’s books.

  1. Luis Ruiz
    September 13th, 2011 at 00:27 | #1


    “Perpetual Debt makes slaves of us all” Thomas Jefferson was very frugal alright, here’s a small quote from this link above. “Jefferson continued to struggle with debt after serving as President. He used his hundreds of slaves as collateral to his creditors. This debt was due to Jefferson’s lavish lifestyle, imported goods, art, etc. He frequently entertained guests for extended periods at Monticello, and served them expensive wine and food.”

    God can get the United States of America out of debt in exactly 1000 quadrillienth, times ten to the 100millionth power of a SECOND, and probably even faster! Then, give us a supernatural surplus the natural existence of mankinds use of money could not comprehend. It’s not the financial decay of America that keeps us from where we should be, it’s the moral decay of America.

  2. Kerry Drake
    September 13th, 2011 at 13:49 | #2

    We are committed to electing those who would serve with conservatism and honor. Where are they? You and Tony Perkins are the only ones I know and trust to actually act this way. We need a scorecard to tell us who these people are and I would love to see a letter of pledge from each to return to fiscal responsibility and to balance their political checkbook like everybody in the real world has to. The Ponze schemes of the political left (and regrettably some RINOS) need to come to an end in our generation’s time, or the future and long term stability of our great nation is at serious risk.

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