Is it Time to Talk about a Tax Revolt?
That’s a provocative headline, I realize, but it’s a question I am beginning to wonder if it’s time to raise, with my principle reason for asking being the fact that we may need to think about the appropriate way to respond to the concerns Charmaine Yoest raises in this article about the likelihood that the Hyde Amendment—prohibiting federal funding for abortions—will be effectively overturned through the President’s proposed health care reform:
I believe that anything as radical as this needs to be thought through very, very carefully, using the lens of the Word of God as our template. We have no warrant to stop paying our taxes because we are irritated with government (I’d have stopped doing that a long, long time ago if that were the case; wouldn’t you?). We have no warrant to stop paying taxes just because we disagree with policies; ditto the above. But if/when the government takes my money—and that’s what taxes are, my money—to kill babies? That raises the stakes—considerably. And thus I ask, if Obamacare passes and includes such an abomination,
Is it indeed time to begin to talk about a tax revolt?