I will not be a hostage. When the government spends a trillion dollars it doesn’t have, year after year, it is building a prison made of promises it cannot keep. Those who depend on government spending for their livelihood will soon discover the floor of that cage is a trap door, and it hangs over an abyss. Freedom lives in the absence of dependency. When a government that can only pay for sixty percent of what it takes forces itself into your life, it comes as a thief, not a savior.