It’s interesting that we’re discussing this in a Puerto Rico topic. No federal income tax, but citizenship. The government is largely corrupt, the electrical grid was a disaster before the storms hit, and they now have almost nothing with which to generate revenue to help themselves. And sadly, there are still many very decent Puerto Ricans stuck down there, with few if any alternatives.
A friend sent me an amazingly funny, and amazingly accurate 1-minute video that demonstrates the idiocy of the mindset involved with so many that are responsible for cramming policy down all of our throats, and the kind of thinking that results in making conditions in such places as Puerto Rico even worse. The video is all about two liberals (in the video they’re identified as democrats) on an escalator. Make sure your sound is up. There is no dialog in the first few seconds – then the honest hilarity of it all comes out (after the escalator stops):
(By the way – I love DiLorenzo, and also Thomas Woods who hosted one of the above videos. Everyone should read Woods’ book, “33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask,” as well as DiLorenzo’s book, “The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War.” Critics love to nit-pick both books, and even where they appear to score a few points, one thing they cannot dispute is the factual evidence he puts forward, even if they don’t like his conclusions about it. So – how does that then change the facts he presents? )
"Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."