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Sell Our Children To Pay Our Debts


Last updated 2/10/2020 at 2:32pm

I have an idea that would solve our national debt problem. Why not sell our children into slavery?

It’s not a novel idea and there is even a legal precedent for it in the Bible: “When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she shall not go out as the male slaves do.” (Exodus 21:7). Back then it was perfectly legal to sell your sons and daughters into slavery in order to pay off debts. If you had sons you were fortunate because they fetched a better price than daughters.

We should not judge this ancient law from a present-day perspective. As the historian Montesquieu said, “t...

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