Posted by wha?, a resident of another community, on Feb 15, 2009 at 10:38 pm
paying taxes = government ownership?
not paying taxes = your ownership?
Taxes aren't a punishment or form of control or showing who's boss. They're part of a social contract we're all in. Some of us are too childish to play, but for the contract to work, the rest of us make them play anyway.
It's not the guvmint owns your house, Randall. It's your neighbors and you together. You'd take all your own marbles and go home, but then you'd live in some crappy place where your home has no value.