Don Surber draws our attention to a Wall Street protestor who has a sign that actually makes sense: “Debt = Slavery.” Of course, we know that this Leftist dingbat, when she speaks of debt, is talking about the large credit card bill she doesn’t want to pay, and the mortgage she thinks it’s so unfair the bank would impose on the property in which she wants to live for free. But unwittingly, as Surber explains at greater length, she’s absolutely right: government debt does make us slaves.
I’m in the process of reading Mark Blitz’s Conserving Liberty (they sent me — me! — a review copy), and his point, as the title indicates is, freedom (or liberty), not from banks, but from GOVERNMENT! A debt-ridden government, armed with all the power of the state, holds its citizens in chains. I’ll tell you more about the book as I go along or when I’ve finished it. Blitz is not a scintillating writer, but he’s a thoughtful and interesting one. It makes for slightly slower reader, but I’m not bored.