"And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."
Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, Monticello, 28 May 1816. Ford 11:533
Why would a generation of people spend borrowed monies on their selves now, and thus incur a debt on future generations? and by this mechanism, wholeheartedly support the notion of taxation without representation?
How many people, who, having studied issues such as slavery of the past, and, consider themselves so much more "enlightened" and "intelligent" than their past generations, now wholeheartedly support such slavery by this device now? (oh, I remember, the unborn have no rights)
How many recreational drug users, by their particular commerce, knowingly commit many of their southern neighbors in Mexico, and the rest of central and south America to the terror and violence that the drug cartels employ. who often "hire" mules by kidnapping their families and threatening their death, usurp and/or corrupt their governments, and create a life of violence and death in general across much of that area?
How many feminists, who spend huge amounts of time decrying occasional rude sexist behavior in America's workplaces, remain silent as church-mice about their sisters in Islam being regarded as chattel of their male husbands or relatives, with little or no rights, covered from sight, barely tolerated in public, often stoned to death for the charge of adultery that was actually the result of their being raped?
How often does this country not just tolerate, but accept and do business with tyrants and/or tyrannical governments and/or religions because they have "stuff" for sale that we want to buy thereby facilitating slavery today?
but! you say, you're trying to oversimplify the issue mark! yeah, that'd be one issue I'm trying to point out. If we can find all kinds of excuses to tolerate slavery in the here and now, why speak against those dead, and unable to defend their-selves? it still is what it is though, isn't it? I've spent much of the day reading what our founding fathers have written concerning their own hypocrisy, enough to know THEY were well aware of theirs, is THIS generation as aware of their own? I wonder...