Hey, R13. The no taxation without representation? WTF does that mean? Because in a representative democracy, a Republic, which is what we have, we elect people to represent our interests. On our behalf, they levy taxes to pay for the costs of government.
Taxes are a responsiblity of citizenship. There are people in this country that feel so entitled, they expect government to be there when they it, but trash "the government" and paint it as evil,justifying lack of respect for the community of interests we share with other American citizens.
These Extremists promote the myth that taxes are an imposition and government is evil. But government is us. Average everyday citizens who work every day to provide services like police, fire, food safety, public education, transportation safety, regulation of commerce, and a host of other services.
My freedom isn't diminished because the health department inspects restaurants, or sponors immunizations for chicken pox. Are there inequities? Yes. Do some people abuse power? Yes. Are certain actions unfair or unfairly applied and subjective? Yes.
We are a government of men, and men make mistakes in judgement& and screw up. But we do get it right most of the time, all things considered. What's important is that we have a mechanism in this country to seek redress of grievances thru our courts. Because we are also a government of laws. We may not agree with decisions or actions, but we abide.
What I get offended by, are these filthy Right Wingers who hate our government, and want to dismantle it, and have used the very mechanisms of our freedom, our laws and rules, to obstruct, and ignore,distort and lie to us.
They act against the interests of the people they have sought to represent. So fuck them. Because right now, Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan and all those other rat bastards are traitors to the government and the Constitution they swore to uphold, s far as I'm concerned.Rand Paul & Ron Paul too.
So when I see "No taxation without representation," I think of Cantor, Ryan, Paul & Paul, et al, who practice expediency for themselves, and imposeburdens on the rest of us. Anyone who's infatuated with their utterances needs to examine their record, their actions, and where they get their money. It's very illuminating.
The real joke in all this, is that someone always pays. We get nothing free. If we dismantle government services and functions and privatize everything so we are in fact a corporate police state, Haliburton/Blackwater Nation, with no accountability, do you really think we will be more free? That we will save money, that it will cost less? Nonsense.