We're big, we're smart, we're human: we'll muddle through.

Okay, so some of my ideas tend toward anarchy. I do understand that anarchy doesn’t work! We’re social creatures. We need social structure. Anarchy ain’t it.

But why is it that we allow people to vote when they don’t pay into the system that is supporting them?

The 18th century cry, “No taxation without representation,” needs to be updated for our times:

  • No representation without taxation.

If you are not paying the IRS, then you have no right to vote for someone who will keep the gravy train rolling in your direction, without your being the least bit responsible for funding the gravy train.

What I would really like to see: a flat tax affecting everyone equally. And to those who immediately want to blather about a fixed percentage affecting the wealthy less than it impacts the poor and middle class: there’s your incentive to become wealthy. Pay attention in school, learn a trade, get clear on your goals in life, be willing to work, even prepare yourself to create jobs for other people.

Then: pay your fair share and vote your informed vote, as a citizen who contributes to society.

We’re big, we’re smart, we’re human: we’ll muddle through.

(Even if on occasion I’m not too sure of that.)

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