On May 17, 2022, a US Senator quoted Horatio Bunce speaking to Davy Crockett on Congress spending taxpayer money. https://libertytree.com/randpaul/2537
Edward S. Ellis (1840-1916) wrote dime novels and then turned to persuasive writing, penning “The Life of Colonel David Crockett.”
According to Wikipedia, “Of note was ‘The Life of Colonel David Crockett’, which had the story of Davy Crockett giving a speech usually called ‘Not Yours To Give’. It was a speech in opposition to awarding money to a Navy widow on the grounds that Congress had no Constitutional mandate to give charity.
“It was said to have been inspired by Crockett’s meeting with a Horatio Bunce, a much-quoted man in Libertarian circles, but one for whom historical evidence is non-existent.”
Davy Crockett died at the Alamo, 1836.
Someone on Quora said that Wikipedia is not a reliable source. I have read the entire entry on the Catholic Church, and as an insider for 60+ years, I can say that the entry is accurate. In addition, I check multiple sources before posting anything but edit sometimes for brevity or ease of reading.
The debt point is illustrated in the Fox News report. Fox News scores #1 in viewership.
St. Croix is French for the Spanish Isla de la Santa Cruz, “Island of the Holy Cross”, a name given by Columbus. The cross represents sacrifice...none shown here by going on a luxurious vacation in a private jet.