This is just excellent. I read a copy of this years ago. It's a speech given by Davy Crockett in the House of Representatives. I often refer back to it when people say that the government
should be paying for something. Thanks to Izzy for reminding of it's relevance in regards to paying for the college education of our young people. This speech is worth re-reading every once in a while just to remind us of how it all is really supposed to work.
This is an important consideration when we think about whether the government should be paying for college in a dual enrollment program. See this thought question for further discussion.