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As an individual who undertakes to live by borrowing, soon finds his original means devoured by interest, and next to no one left to borrow from – so it must be with a government.
— Abraham Lincoln, 1843
We’re over $14 trillion in debt, and I’ll bet that Abe would have thought a “closed due to irresponsible spending” sign would be a much better civics lesson for people trying to visit his memorial than using keeping it open as a lame excuse to justify such ongoing deficit spending:
The last person I saw who did some impromptu politicking at the Lincoln Memorial without a permit got a $100 ticket.