Help – My Daughter’s a slave

January 21st, 2020 by Ken

By Dale Cooper
A couple of centuries ago when Britain’s American colonies needed workers … and when there were plenty of people who needed to get out of Britain … someone came up with a great idea. Immigrants would agree to repay those who paid for their passage by working in a menial capacity for their benefactors, day and night, for a period of years. It was called ‘Indentured Servitude’ and there was no relief from this indenture by means of bankruptcy or other appeals to a court of law. You simply had to pay your debt … period.

Indentured servitude had many odious, calamitous consequences, which led to its universal condemnation as a form of slavery. But like an undying virus that emerges from a primordial soup after centuries of hibernation, indentured servitude has made a comeback with a vengeance.

These days it’s called Student Loan Debt, a subtle mutation of Indentured Servitude. It’s a debt that takes years of hard work to repay without any hope of relief though a court of law. However, in a tragic way, it outdoes its  predecessor.

In the colonial days when an individual’s tenure of indenture concluded, that individual was free to start a new life in a ‘New World.’ But when far too many of today’s students complete their years of repaying their debts, they’ll be free to start paying the other obligations they incurred to cover living expenses while paying for their student debts.

What a merry-go-round! What a profound wrong! And who profits? None other than sanctimonious politically correct educators, greedy lenders and complacent fat-cat legislators, that’s who!

Like someone once said, history doesn’t repeat itself, but it sure does rhyme

Posted in Government, History

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