Discussion of a morality is not a slippery slope, it is the essence of our problem, and needs to be discussed. You can take religion out of the discussion, but not morality. Moral relativism is what makes people believe that they have the right to do whatever they want without consequence. God gives us free will, but we have to live with the consequences of your choices. In the same way, our founding fathers, through the constitution gave us liberty, but it only works if we are made accountable, and have to live with the consequences of our choices. The majority of our debt problems come from entitlements, where true charity, love and caring for our fellow man has been replaced by redistributive theft.