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Video: Teens Crying Out (to us) for Help

Posted: September 30, 2012 at 4:29 pm   /   by

“The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”
Thomas Jefferson

The video below isn’t just about the debt. There are plenty of other reasons for our children and grandchildren to be worried about their future. But the debt is exemplar of our selfishness, of our profound failure to protect our children and secure their futures. We are shackling them to a very heavy burden, one that will diminish their futures and puts their security itself at risk. And for what? For ObamaPhones? To devote all we have to building an entitlement state, regardless of whether the people we are “helping” actually need it, and to engineer our own decline in the process? So that politicians can buy votes to stay in power?

Teenagers are notorious for displaying a disengaged insouciance about such matters, most often attaching a great deal more importance to events in their own personal lives. But those who are watching—and who truly grasp the nature of what we are doing to their future—have every reason to be horrified, angry, and deeply concerned.

Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including (now a part of Western Free Press) and He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to
Christopher Cook


  1. Les says:

    As bad as it sounds the stakes for young people are extreme and the policies being advanced are intended to destroy this country and the young will suffer the most.

    1. Yes, and today’s powers that be appear not to care. When I think of the impact this has already had on my son’s future . . . . . . . .