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Debt Falls On Our Children


Last updated 2/19/2020 at 4:17pm

I would like to thank Rev. Ernie Mills for his letter to the editor published in the Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 issue of The Transylvania Times. Ernie’s letter is entitled “Sell Our Children to Pay our Debts.”

Those readers of us who were English majors will recognize the roots of Ernie’s theme: Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal,” of 1729, using irony and satire to deal with the results of the potato famine in Ireland. Of course, there was nothing “modest” about the proposal to eat the Irish children.

Ernie realizes that he was only being facetious. However, as he ends h...

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