[QUOTE=menmon;1238475]Nothing you have said has anything to do with my liberties except the NSA stuff...meaning my right to privacy.
Taxes are the way of the world....government has to tax to fund itself and based on the explosion of debt it has not taxed enough.
Well, I can see how conditioned you have become to having the government living in your wallet. This Country did just fine prior to the IRS and if this Country were run within The Constitution there would be no need to steal The People's money! It is when Government oversteps its bounds with wasteful spending that they have to tax The People. This Country raises more than enough revenue through Usage Fees and Royalties to run the Government. However, when we have to take on huge Social programs, Foreign Assistance, Medicaid, Foreign Intervention etc. The People become abused. Only a small percentage Consumption Tax should ever be considered for emergencies. Other than that, The People should be able to keep the rewards of their labor. The People are better at spending their own money than the government spending it for them!
Besides, the IRS over the last 100 years has become the Government's arm of terror. Not just during the Obama Administration but throughout its existence!
Everything you mention is giving more liberties...you may not like them but that is what it is.
I know many can't handle real Liberty and I don't think you really understand what Freedom is.
Mandated healthcare I think is better than my liberties being used to pay the way of a freeloader....so I see it as more liberty for me.
Mandated Healthcare is NOT Liberty and more liken to Communism. It is a classic example of the Nanny State. If someone that can afford doesn't want it and they get sick, let them pay for their own damn Healthcare. And, if they don't, too bad! That is how a FREE people live. [/QUOTE]
You can have your big wasteful and out of control Federal Gov...I'll take my Liberty!
Our country was at its greatest when we were expected to take responsibility for our actions, the era before the Nanny State made us a weak minded nation!