The New Debtors' Prison June 10, 2010

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

June 10, 2010

No later than 2012, the federal government?s aggregate debt will exceed the gross domestic product. That same government is siphoning away what remains of the private wealth of our country, lavishing it on politically connected criminals on Wall Street.
Common people with petty debts are treated much differently.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune
describes how ?people are routinely being thrown in jail for failing to pay debts.? Incarcerated debtors are forced to sign documents permitting the garnishment of wages and bank accounts. The beneficiaries are huge, centralized collection firms that have purchased old debts for pennies on the dollar. In one instance a man was given ?indefinite incarceration? over a $350 debt.

Petty thieves find themselves behind bars, or dangling from a noose. The big-time criminals are those who run the jails and operate the gallows. In similar fashion, the world?s largest debtors are using government power to enrich themselves while people unable to pay much smaller debts increasingly find themselves in modern debtor?s prison.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.

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