Yes, taxes are outrageous and we have loads of problems. But we truly won life’s lottery by being born in this greatest nation on earth. Those renouncing that priceless gift are total jackasses.
>Yes, taxes are outrageous and we have loads of problems. But we truly won lifes lottery by being born in this greatest nation on earth. Those renouncing that priceless gift are total jackasses.
Let’s take the new “meme” of ‘War on Women’ as an example; remember it was sparked off by the ‘birth-control’ issues. This is utterly insulting, not only is the entirely reasonable (and will-affirming) self-control/personal-responsibility not given so much as a look, but it does a disservice to anyone lake myself who has been deployed in a war-zone (and how much more those who have seen battle?) by degenerating ‘war’ to mean “anything we don’t like.”
And that is insult to injury; because I signed up for the Constitution, not the government which, it must be admitted, cares nothing at all about the Constitution except insofar as it can be used in political sound-bites. (Else we would not see the cognitive dissonance of Prohibition and the War on Drugs where the former REQUIRED a Constitutional amendment in order to authorize regulate a substance and the latter apparently has the magical quality of generating its own authorization from itself or “Drugs are bad, m`kay” or “I’M WITH THE GOVERNMENT, DON’T QUESTION ME!”)
Now, while the insult and injury are grave indeed, let me ask: what would society-as-a-whole do if someone took a stand against this sort of stuff?
* If it was something like ignoring the ridiculous interpretation of the commerce clause and, say, growing/cultivating their own self-medication (weed, wheat/hops/beer, etc) most would side with the government/law claiming them to be wrongdoers.
* If it is resistance, say to the ‘magic’ of the IRS (which has regulations saying, basically, that any legitimate ‘loophole’ can be considered illegitimate), then we have something similar to Joe Stack (the guy who flew a small plane into the IRS building) who was vilified.
* If it was something like going to jury duty with your gun because the State Constitution says something like “No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense” or “The right of the citizen to bear arms in defense of himself and the state shall not be denied” would you call him a hero, or stupid because guns don’t belong in courthouses?