"No pecuniary 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."
by:
George Washington
(1732-1799) Founding Father, 1st US President, 'Father of the Country'
Source:
1793, Message to the House of Representatives, Ref: Washington's Maxims, 64
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America has paid a hefty price for ignoring the words of their Founders. When the Americans are willing to wage the 'War on Hypocrisy', there may be hope yet.
 -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
    I wish this George was president today ... although he probably would have started a revolution long ago.
     -- Mike, NC     
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    Don't worry...the War is coming.
     -- David L. Rosenthal , Hollywood     
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    Amen !
     -- Me Again     
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    I think the new name for the illuminati the Founding Fathers worried so much about. is now called the Bilderbergers , Freemasons and the Trilateral Commisson,...far more scary than they ( the illuminati) were in the Revolutionary days. Another Revolution would not cure anything ...just make the trilateral commission even richer.
     -- Christopher Glacken, Fairless Hills Pa     
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    Our founding Fathers would not recognize America today.
     -- j Hampton, Bedford, IN     
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    Extremely accurate on its face. Today's funny-money - debt (with interest) is created out of thin air and then exchanged for real wealth (labor, property, services, products, etc.) without possibility of full repayment. Without an intrinsicly valued money of tangible measure, no perfected allotium is available (absolute ownership no longer exists). Not considering any legitimate debt or future obligations, in 1913 liberty was lost, the de jure States united exchanged the status as a government of law for a tyranny of men and unalterably bankrupt a most prosperous representative republic.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Mary - MI      
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or      
     -- Jim k      
    When ones Liberty bought at the price of chains, is of more value than the least of their children's [ free gift of Liberty ] there is No love or cause to revolt or stand on behalf of your poor child's True Liberty. A sacred, noble and worthy cause drenched in the blood of many a true Patriot. Semper Fi
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
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