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12 March 2013

Democrats & Generational Theft

I meant to post this poll some time ago, but forgot.  The poll results should not be read in connection with specific "crises" like the fiscal cliff, sequester, debt ceiling, etc; instead, I think the pull data is really the revealing information on how Democrats look at themselves and future generations:

“While a majority of Republicans (59%) thinks major cuts to entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare should be made now, even if it is tough on families, A MAJORITY OF DEMOCRATS (52%) THINKS THOSE PROGRAMS SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE FUNDED AT THEIR CURRENT LEVELS, EVEN IF IT MEANS PASSING ON TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF DEBT TO FUTURE GENERATIONS.

Overall, 61% of voters say major spending cuts are necessary to reduce the deficit, while 33% think increasing taxes on high earners would be enough.  HALF OF DEMOCRATS THINK TAXING THE RICH IS ALL THAT IS NEEDED.  By contrast, majorities of Republicans (77%) and independents (62%) think cutting spending is also necessary."

It would appear that Democrats do not find generational theft to be immoral in the slightest bit.  How sad.

"If you cannot pay that time [when the debt is due], you will be ashamed to see your creditor; you will be in fear when you speak to him; you will make poor pitiful sneaking excuses, and by degrees come to lose your veracity [truthfulness], sand sink into base downright lying; for as Poor Richard says, the second vice is lying, the first is running in debt.  And again, to the same purpose, lying rides upon debt’s back.”

- Benjamin Franklin

“No pecuniary [monetary] consideration is more urgent than the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt; on none can delay be more injurious, or an economy of time more valuable.”

- George Washington

 “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

 “We believe–or we act as if we believed–that although an individual father cannot alienate the labor of his son, the aggregate body of fathers may alienate the labor of all their sons, of their posterity, in the aggregate, and oblige them to pay for all the enterprises, just or unjust, profitable or ruinous, into which our vices, our passions or our personal interests may lead us. But I trust that this proposition needs only to be looked at by an American to be seen in its true point of view, and that we shall all consider ourselves unauthorized to saddle posterity with our debts, and morally bound to pay them ourselves; and consequently within what may be deemed the period of a generation, or the life of the majority.” 

–Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, 1813

“Ought not then the right of each successive generation to be guaranteed against the dissipations and corruptions of those preceding, by a fundamental provision in our Constitution? And if that has not been made, does it exist the less, there being between generation and generation as between nation and nation no other law than that of nature? And is it the less dishonest to do what is wrong because not expressly prohibited by written law? Let us hope our moral principles are not yet in that stage of degeneracy, and that in instituting the system of finance to be hereafter pursued we shall adopt the only safe, the only lawful and honest one, of borrowing on such short terms of reimbursement of interest and principal as will fall within the accomplishment of our own lives.” 

– Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, 1813

It would appear that Democrats do not find generational theft to be immoral in the slightest bit.  How sad.

As Mark Levine states in his book, Ameritopia, “The best that can be said is that all that stands between the individual and tyranny is a resolute and sober people.” Piling debt upon debt upon debt upon children and those yet born is anything but sober.  It is the action of an inebriated and immoral people...a people drunk on the fruits of the labours of others of which they have voted themselves because they are too lazy, contemptuous, hateful, vengeful, incapable, ignorant, and enfeebled to work for themselves.  They have been enchained by their "betters" and do not know it.  They and their betters seek temporary satiation in the present at the expense of future generations, who will be subjected to a lengthy pain and far fewer freedoms.  

A little more than two centuries ago, people declared their independence and went to war over "taxation without representation."   Those that seek to place burdens on the future, should remember this because I, somehow, doubt that they will find themselves living in a life of luxury financed by younger workers, as they believe.  In fact, if the selfishness, ADD, and self-absorption of today's younger generations are any indication, those death panels - the kind spoken of by George Bernard Shaw, not Sarah Palin - will be in place a lot sooner than anyone ever imagined.

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