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Leaders ‘selling the farm,’ mortgaging our future

Today you hear the word trillion dollars thrown around by our government as if it was no more than a hundred dollars.

I wonder how many people really know how much a trillion dollars really is. I recently read an article on the decline of the U.S. dollar.

The writer of this article said and I quote “to get an idea of how massive this amount is, think of it in seconds.

Going back in time 1 million seconds would take you back 12 days. One billion seconds would take you back 30 years, and 1 trillion seconds would take you back 32,000 years.

The U.S. national debt exceeded $12 trillion at the end of 2009 and is projected to top $20 trillion in 10 years.

This staggering national debt is causing investors to question the wisdom of investing in the U.S. dollar and is generating talk by other countries that perhaps the time is near to replace the greenback as the currency of choice for international transactions. “

“If the average American family lived and spent with the extravagance of our political leaders, what condition would our nation be in now? We have all heard the term,” selling the farm”.

The problem is our political leaders are selling the farm but it belongs to you and me. We should pray that our government leaders wake up and mend their ways before it is too late.

What can we do?? I encourage those who love our nation to register and VOTE. This nation belongs to us and great men have fought and died to give us this freedom.

If we do not take our freedom seriously, then our grandchildren will not experience the freedoms that were given to you and me.

God may have a reason for the decline of the dollar and the decline of the United States as a world leader but meanwhile we need to keep our hands to the plow in being wise citizens, voting wisely, and trust our God to fulfill his will.

Leslie V. Miller Ironton