We have to do this because they have clearly demonstrated that they cannot be trusted with money. We must do it.
This would be incredibly an incredibly stupid amendment if it wasn't just a cynical stunt. The Republicans know perfectly well that this amendment would spell disaster during an economic crisis. Even their conservative think tank representative says so, and I requote from the article:The Republicans know it won't pass, know it shouldn't pass, don't want it to pass, and won't seriously seek to expend the enormous energy required to give it a chance to pass. This is the Republicans trying to keep their more ignorant supporters energized for them, while doing nothing real toward the goal those supporters support."It (the amendment proposal) is about the most irresponsible action imaginable," said Norman Ornstein, a resident scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute. "It would virtually ensure that an economic downturn would end up as a deep depression, by erasing any real ability of the government to pursue countercyclical fiscal policies and in fact demanding the opposite, at the worst possible time.”
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You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.
alexander hamilton foresaw that establishing a bank and honoring our debts would connect the interests of the moneyed to the ongoing stability of the federal experiment
it's probably one of the big reasons our revolution generally succeeded while the storming of the bastille on july 14, 1789 led to chaos and ultimately ennui
that said, most conservatives with whom i communicate respect the need for a limited govt as well as a viable social safety net
progressives more generally advocate for an activist dc