By Betsy M. Galliher
April 22, 2011
It's unlikely today's student of history is even familiar with the debtor's prison of past centuries "home" even to innocent children, bearing the unfortunate sins of their parents. Today's student may be even less likely to know debtor's prisons seem to be making a formidable comeback. Worse, the debtor's prison of which today's youth and certainly their offspring are now born, is of their own government's making.
Obama continued his campaign for the youth vote in Annandale, Virginia this week, giving lip service to America "living within its means," and throwing out soft bribes of free-flowing Pell Grants. After all, who needs a defense budget in the new, borderless world order?