Last weekend I judged a round of mock-congressional debate at a high school tournament. Teens argued for and against various proposals they’d written, one being a bill to eliminate the debt ceiling.
One young man gave a speech for it. Then a young woman asked him if this measure might not result in catastrophic debt accumulation.
“I don’t think our politicians would be that stupid,” he said.
A few minutes later she gave a speech, against the measure. Directly referring to the boy who’d spoken before her, she said, “Our national debt is already 17 trillion dollars. Don’t you think that’s stupid?”