Comment: There is a difference.

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There is a difference.

He did it by choice. People who pay their taxes and obey unconstitutional laws, do it under duress. If you were given a choice, where you would not go to prison and lose your personal property, would you follow those laws or pay those taxes? Rand made this choice willfully and without the threat of losing anything but his principles.