We live in a society supposedly based on freedom with a charter (constitution) that establishes the rights and limitations of that freedom. We supposedly accept the concepts of liberty, the freedom to choose, the rights of the individual. We established by the constitution the limits, the duties and responsibilities, and the boundaries of how far our limited government could encroach on our freedoms. We supposedly accept that our freedoms are limited by the freedoms of others, but do we? Does our government? I think not. Have we granted our government the right to confiscate by force (tax) the fruits of our labor (wealth) for any purpose outside those established limits? Can our government decide for us which acts of charity, no matter how worthy, I.E. exemptions, exceptions, subsidies, grants, entitlements, "redistribution of wealth" we support? Without our express permission, any and all uses of tax revenues beyond the limits imposed by the constitution is simply theft and should be treated as a crime. If we as a society wish to support and fund these charitable acts we need to define that right in the constitution (amend it). Have we granted our government the right or authority to spend our wealth or the wealth of future generations (deficit spending) before that wealth even exists? Did we anywhere in the constitution grant the right of taxation without representation? Do we allow in the constitution the right of the government to rob the future? Did we allow in the constitution the authority or power to tax our wealth at differing rates (different strokes for different folks)? We demanded by our constitution equity of laws (We are all created Equal). It would seem that taxation by any means other than a flat rate equally applied to all violates that principle. You govern with the consent of the governed. Our constitution is that consent. Any exercise of power outside that consent is not acceptable without amending that consent. Our government does not get to decide which parts to obey and which to ignore. Any excursion beyond the limits on government or even ourselves is forbidden by that constitution. The need to rewrite, redefine, and reestablish the limits of the constitution is obvious, the author of the constitution is we the people, Do we really believe in Freedom? Get to work and keep it. Peace, Love, and Faith. Pappadave.