Is the budget a moral document? | American Center for Law and Justice
  Search  |  Login  |  Register

ACLJ Profile Completion

Verified

By Jordan Sekulow1307635272000

There is a new morality debate emerging quickly to the forefront of American politics. Many conservatives now talk about economic issues like the debt, deficit spending, and crumbling entitlement programs as moral problems our country must face head on.

Speaker John Boehner said recently, "It is immoral to bind our children to as leeching and destructive a force as debt. It is immoral to rob our childrens future and make them beholden to China." Potential presidential candidates such as former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty are taking to the campaign trial calling the national debt "immoral," and tea party favorite Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) says that the "mountain of debt is an immoral burden on future generations." Speaking about his recent budget proposal Representative Paul Ryan(R-Wisc.) said, "Our debt problem is not just a fiscal challenge involving dollars and cents. Its a moral challenge involving question of principle and purpose."

Liberals who are pushing back against entitlement reform and spending cuts, preach a compassion message laced with fear and guilt. For example, President Obama, in his recent speech on the deficit asserted, "There but for the grace of God go I, we say to ourselves, and so we contribute to programs like Medicare and Social Security . They tell us that if we reform Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security, we are failing our obligation to take care of the poor, those in need, and the elderly."

While our country should provide services to those in need, we cannot be resistant to reforming our generous government assistance programs.

You can read the entire commentary here. Please leave your comments on the Washington Post site.

Please note that in discussing political issues, candidates positions and political party statements, Jordan Sekulow is offering analysis in his individual capacity as lawyer and commentator. He is not speaking on behalf of the American Center for Law & Justice. The ACLJ does not endorse or oppose candidates for public office. Nothing contained in this article should be construed as the position of the ACLJ.

 

Latest in
Constitution

President Trump Fired FBI Dir. James Comey

By Jay Sekulow1494370610081

President Donald Trump has just fired FBI Director James Comey. President Trump’s letter states that Comey is “not able to effectively lead the Bureau.” President Trump's action is not only appropriate, but represents the correct action taken against Comey who has become a renegade FBI Director.

read more

Defense of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

By Jay Sekulow1488493786306

There is a ruthless, coordinated attempt by those on the Left – in Congress, in the mainstream media, and in the bureaucracy – to undermine and undercut President Trump. First it’s a leak. Then a deceptive smear. And finally an all-out assault intended to hinder and even remove from office senior...

read more

Sessions – The Right Man to Restore Justice

By Jay Sekulow1486601467959

Senator Jeff Sessions has just been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Attorney General of the United States. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will make an exceptional Attorney General. His understanding and commitment to the rule of law is extraordinary and badly needed in the Department of Justice –

read more

Obama Holdover AG Refuses to Enforce Law

By Jay Sekulow1485825160457

This is a bureaucratic coup d'état. Acting Attorney General Sally Yates – a holdover from the Obama Administration – has just ordered the Department of Justice not to defend President Trump’s Executive order on securing America. Disappointed bureaucrats don’t get to pick and choose what Executive...

read more