As we prepare for tomorrow's Tax Day Tea Parties, I thought these quotes from President Ronald Reagan particularly relevant:
"Are you entitled to the fruits of your labor or does government have some presumptive right to spend and spend and spend?"
"Government does not tax to get the money it needs; government always finds a need for the money it gets."
"Have we the courage and the will to face up to the immorality and discrimination of the progressive tax, and demand a return to traditional proportionate taxation? ... Today in our country the tax collector's share is 37 cents of every dollar earned. Freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp."
Also, for a perspective on WHY there are hundreds of Tea Parties, I recommend this post from my friend and author, Leslie Carbone.