April 15, 2009

Serfs Up

Since the day when (then candidate) VP Biden scolded the American people, saying it is our "patriotic duty" to pay taxes, the left has opined in one form or another that we should not be protesting taxes, but instead paying them with gratitude. Although a link probably is not necessary, The Refugee will offer this one to a column by Alan Colmes on Fox New's website for those with a strong stomach.

The whole notion that we should be "grateful" and "patriotic" when paying taxes is straight out of the Middle Ages when it was a serf's duty to support his king. All of the serf's labor went to support the king's priorities, while the king provided just enough to keep the serf alive to attend to next year's crop. Socialism is nothing more than a reincarnation of this model (perhaps why it is so readily accepted in Europe). Moreover, it fosters an attitude that government is the provider and citizens should grateful for the alms that Congress throws their way.

Congress is becoming increasingly imperialistic. Some members righteously flog (if only verbally) miscreants who dare to cross them. Those who are targeted cower in contrition before the royal committee, aware that Congress will pass punitive laws against those they disfavor (e.g., CEOs). The inquistorial Justice Department will be called to investigate, and financially ruin, those who do not immediately cast their rights aside and beg mercy.

The government should not be thanked for increasing taxes and spending the producers into serfdom. They should be rebuked and reminded that they serve the people, not the other way around.

Current Events Posted by Boulder Refugee at April 15, 2009 12:29 PM

A friendly correction:

"Some members [of Congress] self-righteously flog miscreants (or peons) who dare to cross them."

Excellent analysis.

Posted by: johngalt at April 16, 2009 1:56 PM

Correction accepted!

Posted by: Boulder Refugee at April 16, 2009 2:23 PM | What do you think? [2]