Thursday, April 20, 2006

Taxes vs. Patriotism

With tax day just passing and seeing the flocks of sheep filing (pun intended) through the post office, myself included (only due to the threat of jail not from any sence of duty). And a reminder at Free NY in the form of a post about Marc Stevens.

Well, how about: “What if tax day came and no one filed?” I like what Hopper said in A Bug’s Life:

“You let one ant stand up to us, then they all might stand up! Those puny little ants outnumber us a hundred to one and if they ever figure that out there goes our way of life! It’s not about food, it’s about keeping those ants in line. That’s why we’re going back!” (emphasis mine)

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life,Liberty, and the Pursuite of happiness- That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their powers from Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it,......."

Now if we could get the ants to read the Declaration of Independence. But then I'm sure my "patriotism" is questioned by some, just by quoting the Declaration like I did.

Ironic isn't it?

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