Monday, April 14, 2008

Thought for the day

I filed my taxes today. At times like these, it is important to remember Oliver Wendell Holmes' famous observation: "Taxes are the price we pay for civilization." So true. Don't you hate all those freeloading libertarians who love to call taxation "theft," and yet don't hesitate to use the services government provides? Here's my proposal. Libertarians can stop paying taxes as long as they: build their own roads; use private schools; put out their own fires; dispose of their own sewage; enforce their own contracts; test all their own products for safety; forego police protection; stay out of public parks, libraries, museums, and job centers; forget about unemployment benefits and old-age protections; and abstain from any medical treatment that was developed using government funds (which is to say, most of them). Good luck, libertarians!

Abolish All ‘Taxes' - The New York Times

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