Published in the Christian Science Monitor
If Americans think they’ve left all forms of slavery and tyranny in our past, they should consider this: By 2020, the interest payments alone on national debt will equal approximately $5,500 per taxpayer. Americans may never again face kings or slave drivers, but in our not-so-distant future we face fiscal enslavement to our government.
Instead of battling illegal immigration, our government might have to stop future citizens from fleeing the country to escape paying their share of our nation’s massive debt. As annual interest payments on this debt increase, the less our government can do for us (through services) and the more we have to do for the government (through taxes).
This form of servitude is an unacceptable burden to place on the same young people we expect to “win the future.”