Goshen News, Goshen, IN

February 1, 2013

Growing debt is America’s greatest threat, not the Second Amendment

— The greatest threat to our nation, children and grandchildren is not guns and the Second Amendment. The greatest threat we face is our debt and overspending. The leadership in Washington is dragging us from one crisis to another leading from behind and dividing us deeply.

How many years have we gone without a budget? We face a dismal future mired in a debt so huge it will sap the strength from future generations.

We have already had this debate on guns and passed a ban that did little to no good. We can not afford to waste time again on this issue. Doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result is a little crazy. More people are killed each year with hammers and fists than with rifles.

I repeat, the greatest threat to our children and future generations is our debt and our overspending. We must address this real threat while we still can. If we do not, markets will address it for us with a crisis much bigger than the last one with effects that may last for generations.

— Kenneth Velie