Arise and Know

This quote is very apropos when considering our nation's debt. Imagine if we had listened to this wise man.

"But with respect to future debt; would it not be wise and just for that nation to declare in the constitution they are forming that neither the legislature, nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt, than they may pay within their own age, or within the term of 19 years."

Thomas Jefferson, September 6, 1789