I Live In Oregon

In the States, people are taxed, via income, property, corporate, mutual, and the like. The purpose of taxes is to subsidize funding of public education, health, child care, military/defense, local improvement projects, civil liberties, etc. Economics 101 states that in a democratic country, such as the USA is, this is how our economy feeds itself: through the Gross National Product (give and take; supply v. demand: if I need, and you can supply, I will pay for services rendered).

Essentially, any law that deprives one (or group of) of their civil liberties isn’t lawful, it isn’t right. If we deprive groups of their civil liberties, then we have no right to tax them for liberties afforded per our constitution: “…in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty…”

Let God, our father in Heaven, be the judge. Let us live, and let live…

…by John @ Tala’aga