Friday, September 19, 2008

Yes, still annoyed

You know, here’s the problem, I suppose…


If you want to show your patriotism and wave the flag, it’s your choice.

If you want to show your patriotism and join the military, it’s your choice.

If you want to run for office to represent your neighborhood, district, state, or nation to show your patriotism, then it’s your choice.

If you want to march in a protest against egregious government practices to show your patriotism (I love my country, but hate my government), it’s your choice.

If you want to publish incendiary pamphlets and distribute it among municipalities arguing against the government overreaching its authority, it’s YOUR CHOICE.

Any number of patriotic things can be done, under the protections of the freedoms enshrined in our founding documents (as amended), are your choice to do—or not do.


But to suggest that paying more taxes is the patriotic thing to do…  when you HAVE NO CHOICE TO DO IT…  that’s just absurd.  Absolutely absurd.  Unless, of course, your intent is to abolish taxes all together so that “true patriots” can send in extra money as they so choose.  Surely all of the leftists who would prefer to redistribute wealth from those making more than $250,000 to those who do not would be perfectly happy to send in more money than they actually owe because, after all, that would be the patriotic thing to do.  You could even have a “patriotism index” for fools patriots who think the government can redistribute their money better than they can so that the more they send to the government, the more patriotism marks they earn and thus can earn special favor with their benefactors in the politbureau government.


Of course, you can also exercise your right to vote on November 4, because it’s the patriotic thing to do.


Sure, I’m steamed right now because Biden has once again said something stupid that very well might betray the true desire to raise taxes across the board.  Though I’m still holding out hope that this is just another episode of Biden failing to exercise proper restraint in the face of his overwhelming desire to place his foot in his mouth.


I just wish Obama had come out and said something refuting such an absurd and idiotic statement.


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