Comment: I was 16 years old (1973) and when I received my first paycheck

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I was 16 years old (1973) and when I received my first paycheck

...I noticed the federal government had taken out a chunk.

I asked my dad, "Why is THIS money coming out of my little check?" "That's the income tax son" he replied.

I didn't understand it. Right then was when I came to question the motives of government.

Also, my dad was very much against the Vietnam War and I remember him bitching about it as a very young child in the early '60's.

Even back when the U.S. was only sending "advisors" over there.

I think it's a sign of intelligence to not let yourself get brainwashed.

Idiots are easily tricked. The government knows it, and that's why the Dept of Education was created.

One more thing: We never had a TV set in the house until I was 14. My parents didn't believe in it. But we rented one for the JFK killing and the moon landing.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul