Public Square

Federal Debt – A Moral Issue?

Email Print

The federal debt is at an all-time high of seventeen trillion dollars. Is this morally questionable? Is it to be expected from a government that is seeking to care for its citizens?

David P. Gushee, Gary Moore, and Amy E. Black each offer different perspectives on the government debt in Christianity Today.

Black noted that while she did not believe that debt itself was wrong,

The current situation is called a crisis, and rightly so. It is a sign of moral failure that we continue practices that almost everyone—left, right, and center—agrees are unsustainable. Our nation’s leaders must find the political will to address the burgeoning debt with meaningful and substantive reform. And we should applaud their courage and willingly share the burden.

How did Gushee and Moore come out on the issue? Read the full article here.

Is the federal debt a moral problem? Leave your comments here.

Have our latest content delivered right to your inbox!

Further readings on Public Square

  • Public Square

I’ve heard a thought-provoking statement repeated in some Christian circles: Caring for the poor is too big for the church….

  • Public Square

As we discussed last week, the U.S. dropped from the second most economically free country in the world in 2000 to the…

Have our latest content delivered right to your inbox!