I never signed up for the KKKSubmitted by dwalters on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 14:28
Imagine that your grandparents signed a membership contract to be members of the Ku Klux Klan. According to the contract, they were under the obligation to pay monthly membership fees, and if they did not pay, the contract provided penalties that would be incurred. Now suppose, this contract had the audacity to attempt to obligate your grandparents' descendents - you and everyone in your family. How would you react if the KKK started levying penalties against YOU because you hadn't paid the required dues that your grandparents said you would? Under contract law, would that contract bind you?
The fact of the matter is that contracts can only serve to bind the people that sign them. Descendents cannot be obligated to fulfill the contracts of their parents, grandparents, great grandparents, and so on.
Did you ever sign a contact to be part of the club "We the People of the united States of America"? Then under law, why are you obligated to pay membership fees? Does being born in a certain location negate the need for your signature to be contractually obligated to some entity calling itself the "government of the united States"?