Thursday, September 18, 2008

What's patriotic about paying taxes?

Handing your hard-earned money to some organized-crime syndicate called "the government" is patriotic? Really?

OK, here's a clue: patriotism means "devotion to one's country." Note, that says "country," not "government." They're not the same thing. A country can survive the collapse of a government, the creation of a new government, or (we can hope) the total abolition of government.

Of course, some people who have never held a real job -- a non-parasitic one outside the government -- might not understand that. Oh, that's right, Biden has worked his entire adult life in one government job or another, hasn't he?

Hmmm. Patriotism actually might actually call for starving a parasite that's feeding off the country, don't you think? You might do that by ... not paying taxes ...



Blogger Michael Bryan said...

I hesitate to point out the obvious, but you don't vote for, nor can you run for office in, your standard organized crime syndicate. That sort of makes a fundamental distinction between the two organizations, don't you think?

September 19, 2008 10:04 AM  
Blogger J.D. Tuccille said...

It's only a fundamental distinction if you think that voting and running for office are meaningful. And, even if you do think they're meaningful, it's only a fundamental distinction if you think casting ballots sanctifies activity that would otherwise be considered unacceptable.

Obviously, I don't.

September 19, 2008 5:13 PM  
Blogger Roger said...

I used to work at KNXV in Phoenix and did some looking into the "Don't Pay your Taxes" crowd. Their arguments were well thought out and pretty persuasive. But all of them were pretty broke individuals that suffered seizures at various times by the IRS.
It's funny. The one issue I generally take into account is "Who is going to Raise my Taxes?" That's typically a deal breaker for me.
And that's the case because I don't see a terrible amount of difference between Republicans and Democrats.

September 21, 2008 10:56 AM  
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