All over the television, Internet, and radio at these so-called Tea Parties, I hear and see generic, ridiculous statements like "No Big Government," "Hands Off My Piggy Bank Uncle Sam," and the worst one, and unfortunately a common one,"Just Say No To Taxes!"
If the statements weren't made with such acrimony and the signs not waved around with such angered intensity, they'd actually be comical. In all honesty, many are actually protesting the fact that Obama is in the White House, not taxes at all, because none of these same folks were complaining when Bush was in office and passing his own version of a stimulus bailout package.
There are people who are peacefully protesting a potential rise in the current federal tax rate by publicly displaying their opposition to more federal spending. Yet, it is baffling to see the number of folks at these demonstrations who scream and yell for the government to completely go away.
Just say no to taxes? It sure sounds great on the surface, but do the folks holding these signs really comprehend what they are asking for? Unless they have a comprehensive plan to overhaul the American system with another revenue source, my guess is no.
I know we live in the land of the free, but if we "the people" are not going to pay any taxes, we will soon be living in the land of the free rein. That means we will all be free to do whatever we want, including rob, cheat, steal, and murder our way to a "better" life. Basically, return to our caveman days or a post-apocalyptic scenario like the one in the movie The Postman. (And trust me, that was a bad movie and it would be even a worst scenario!)
To put it in more realistic, basic terms, without taxes who will fix the roads we drive on everyday? Who will deliver clean drinkable water to our houses, provide affordable education for our children, or even pay for our soldiers to protect this country we all love so much?