Do you think the Founding Fathers asked those silly questions when they declared their independence and separation from an overbearing, oppressive, and lawless government in the 1770s? Did you miss the part about being the 15th largest economy in the world? They don't experience that kind of economic success (contrary to popular opinion) by sitting around waiting for a tyrant to tell them what to do next! What do you think the Founders did for currency? sit around and mope because they wouldn't have any more pounds and shillings?