The Twenty-Seventh Principle of a Free Society: The Burden Of Debt is as Destructive to Freedom As Subjugation by Conquest.

 

YOUR FAVORITE ONLINE PATRIOTIC STORE

“Think what you do when you run in debt; you give to another the power over your liberty.”—Benjamin Franklin

Slavery or involuntary servitude is the result of either subjugation by conquest or succumbing to the bondage of debt. Debt, of course, is simply borrowing against the future. It exchanges a present advantage for a future obligation. It will require not only the return of the original advance of funds, but a substantial compensation to the creditor for the use of his money.

How Debt Can Benumb the Human Spirit

The Founders knew that borrowing can be an honorable procedure in a time of crisis, but they deplored it just the same. They looked upon it as a temporary handicap which should be alleviated at the earliest possible moment.

They had undergone sufficient experience with debt to see its corrosive and debilitating effect, which tends to corrupt both individuals and nations. In the case of the individual, excessive debt greatly curtails the freedom of the debtor. It benumbs his spirit, He often feels hesitant to seek a new location or change a profession. He passes up financial opportunities which a free man might risk. Heavy debt introduces an element of taint into a man’s search for happiness. There seems to be a perpetual burden every waking hour. There is a sense of being perpetually threatened as he rides the razor’s edge of potential disaster.

There is also the sense of waste—much like the man who has to make payments on a dead horse. It is money spent for pleasures or even needs that are long since past, It often means sleepless nights, recoiling under the burden of a grinding weight which is constantly increasing with every tick of the clock, and often at usurious rates.

An excerpt from:  The Five Thousand Year Leap (Kindle Locations 370-372). Verity Publishing. Kindle Edition. Written by: W.Cleon Skousen.

The  blogger has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

All comments welcome.

photo of young living oils

Improve your health through essential oils and Isagenix.

 

a lutheran church against a sunny blue sky.

What is meant by the separation of church and state?

AVAILABLE IN KINDLE AND MANY OTHER EBOOK FORMATS.

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s