Monday, August 18, 2008

Time to Pay the Piper

You owe Autocracies money.

This is scary. Not because our current head of state prefers to pass of taxation to fund the highest spending government in history off to our generation and those subsequent via borrowed monies from such upstanding citizens of the world like Saudi Arabia and China; we all knew that.

Rather, it is frightening because of what it might mean to our way of life (or at least the principles this country was founded upon - and we as citizens all choose to believe in). Countries at the top of the heap are often emulated, which is why fiscal sanity is of utmost importance if we want to maintain our role is "leaders of the free world," if we can even say that with a straight face any longer.

"Hey, it's working for them, maybe dictatorship is right for you!"