The government is meant to serve the people, not itself

The Democrat-controlled House has created a massive spending bill that will be funded by taxes and more borrowing (see https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/07/23/us/politics/ap-us-budget-battle.html). In contrast to past budget resolutions, this one has pulled out all the stops.

Every American, assuming a population of 330,000,000, now has almost $70,000 of federal debt hanging over them that will have to be repaid, either through crippling personal taxes or monetization of the debt, or both, which can lead to severe economic/social instability and the eventual unraveling of the civil society. The Weimar Republic of Germany experienced hyperinflation and social instability resulting from debt monetization, which simply means the printing of more paper money to repay debts. Eventually the currency becomes worthless. So the next generation will inevitably pay for the profligacy of this one and the result will be that Americans now living and those who are yet to be will essentially become slaves of the debt.

The Eighth Commandment states, “You shall not steal.”

The 10th Commandment states, “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

Clearly, the Democrats, along with one too many in the Republican Party, have violated the Eighth Commandment by stealing money from a younger generation. The Democrats’ obsession with taxing wealthy Americans, and even just affluent Americans, under the guise of wealth redistribution in the name of “fairness” is actually unfair and arguably violates the 10th Commandment.

The government is here to serve We The People and not the other way around, and lately it seems to be the other way around. The piling of more and more debt on the citizenry by a profligate government that has become disconnected from many if not most Americans is an affront to liberty that must be dealt with right now if America is to remain a free, prosperous and civil society.

CHARLES F. HEIMERDINGER

Edinburg