Copyright © by Mark A. Laughlin
That the Ski Evanston Tax plan should even come up for a vote is an ominous indictment of our nations intellectual state. That typically sane people could voice their support for a program that demands the enslavement of their fellow man shows how thin, indeed, the veneer of our civilization is.
The philosophy of slavery is the philosophy of the Ski Evanston Tax plan. It is the idea that if your group is strong enough or numerous enough, you may dispose with the minority at will. This is the complete abandonment of the ideas upon which this nation was created; putting America on the same road as the Weimar Republic before Hitler.
What is the nature of government? What is its proper purpose? Government, to borrow George Washington's style, is force. It is not persuasion, it is not reason, it is not eloquence. Government is force. That said, under what circumstances is the use of force justified? May one use force and violence to build the Ski Lodge one wants? Is force acceptable if enough people validate it with their votes?
Nay. Force may be used in retaliation and only against those who initiate its use. This is the moral principle that is the foundation of the idea of limited government, as opposed to unlimited (totalitarian) government. The Ski Evanston Tax plan must be soundly defeated and, furthermore, we must work vigorously to return government to its proper function...anything less and America will experience its own home-grown version of Nazism.
$2.7 Million is roughly the equivalent of enslaving 20 people for life. Is that what you really want to vote for?
There is alot more at stake than just a few hundred dollars extra a year in taxes...Your Freedom. Don't let it go without a fight!