If you choose to say something so silly, don't put it in such as pretentious form. Intellectual honesty dictates one to exposit his arguments with all the more care the more provocative the claims are.
You've made a provocative claim whereing you declared that paying less taxes is Americn's partiotic duty. To show its invalidity (to the point of silliness) I used reductio ad absurdum by sharpening your own argument: if nobody payed any taxes we would have no defense (or any other public goods) --- how is that partiotic?
Rather than attempting to anwer the question, you are spewing new nonsense. Care to state where the alleged non sequitur has occured? Or, the person that taught you Latin failed to tell you that it is no substitute for logic?
What's the case here, my friend? How is it patriotic not to have defense for America? Kindly explain.