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Federal Debt – A Moral Issue?

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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.

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