I wash my hands of it. I cannot be held responsible for what has happened. The government is obviously their own master, and the people that have selected it are guilty of creating it and subject to it. The "national" debt is not mine. I do not owe a penny of it to any one, because I did not vote for spending or entitlements. I've not ridden the government "gravy train", nor will I ever choose to do so.
I'm an American, and an individual, and I am not subject to any federal government, nor do I depend on such a corrupt den of thieves for my sustenance. I work for what I have, my own prosperity is in my hands. When I want something, I will earn it and not expect it to be given to me. When I am in need, I will work for my needs, not fill out government forms. When government seeks to block my way, I will do my best to work around it. I will pay my taxes for them to waste on the parasitic ingrates who keep the politicians in office, but not a cent more than I must by law.
I, like the dwindling millions like me, am a maker. Not a taker. It is on the shoulders of makers that this nation has enjoyed prosperity. On the shoulders of explorers, inventors, and founders. On the shoulders of hard workers, innovators, and business people. On the shoulders of good parents and role models. On the shoulders of investors and entrepreneurs.
And we've come to a point in our history where those shoulders must begin to shrug, or be crushed by the weight of a government that has become infinitely massive.
The takers officially outnumber the makers. Those who want a government to take care of them and fix their problems now outnumber those who believe in fixing their own problems and providing for their own prosperity. And there is no going back. The bait was taken, and the hook is set. The entitlement age has begun.
So shrug. And watch it fall. And be ready to pick up the pieces and rebuild greatness when the time comes.
Because we are the makers, and that is what we do.