The only problem with ANY history lesson regarding the Founders and the Second Amendment is that it does not account for the subsequent inclusion of women into the body politic, nor their propensity to value security over liberty.
Note that women have always had a numerical majority, and the first year this country spent more than it took in was the year after women gained the vote.
Here is the history of the US government spending:
So your statement "the first year this country spent more than it took in was the year after women gained the vote" is not factual. It appears that "wars" are the proximate causes of most of the deficit spending with Lindon Johnson's wars (in Vietnam and on Poverty) started the modern trend. It was the 16th and 17th Amendments, pushed by the Progressives of both parties that enabled the explosion in deficit spending by allowing the income tax and disconnecting the Senate from the State legislatures. Recognizing women as human beings endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights corrected an error in the Constitution as large as the one accepting the existence of human slavery.
posted on 03/10/2012 9:10:55 AM PST
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