Comment: If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

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If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

Is "freedom" an available option in this story? I missed that part.

I'd rather be free of taxes and coercion too, and so would everyone else on the DP. But the subject of this post isn't about freedom at all; it's about a special kind of tax system that has one small advantage over the one we use here in the U.S.: it's a tax that one can pay to be exempted from certain laws and religious duties. Being subjected to ANY tax is morally reprehensible, but from a purely practical standpoint, paying a tax may be preferable to suffering the consequences of NOT paying a tax -- and I'm not talking about having your head cut off. Being exempt from onerous laws has real value -- one that many people would willingly pay. Sort of like paying a fine to the IRS, instead of signing up for Obamacare. Yeah, it's an extortion payment and it's unjust. So what? Life ain't fair. Nobody asks you to pay "gleefully." Just choose whatever makes you happiest/freest with whatever options are available to you.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose