Why would you vote to raise the debt ceiling?

Here’s an open letter I drafted to my representative regarding his surprising vote for the Boehner debt ceiling plan. Dear Representative Tim Walberg, One of my heroes, Michigander Russell Kirk, once noted that the professor plays the fool when he enters into politics.  This might very well be the case with this letter.  I teach history (American Revolution through American Civil War) at ... More
896 views

TAGS:

A Moral Look at the Debt-Ceiling Debate

What exactly are our moral obligations here? Fr. Robert Sirico from Acton tells me: There are three important things any legislator must base his decisions on: First, our responsibility to future generations requires that we keep our fiscal house in order. Second, the dignity of individual citizens must be protected by allowing wealth-creating institutions to flourish and respecting the importan... More

STAY CONNECTED


DON’T MISS A THING

Receive our updates via email.