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Perhaps the clearest discussion of this principle was contained in a letter that Thomas Jefferson wrote to James Madison. In his masterful style, Jefferson starts with the premise that the earth belongs to the living, then reasons to the fact that those who have passed on have no right to leave the living with their debt. On actuarial grounds he then concludes that ALL public debt must be paid within 19 years based upon the principle that the earth belongs to the living.
The Founders would be ill if they saw the "social safety net".
Very good read Mike. Thanks for posting.
"...as honor and justice will permit."
This is the crux of the problem in our modern world of 'politicians' rather than honor-filled, duty-bound 'citizen-statesmen'.