Monday, April 12, 2010

Taxes as Sacrament

Yep, that's what he said. Read James Carroll's short Boston Globe column to believe it. It's not a wonder we are so often tempted to think of contemporary Liberalism as a church. But it's a church so doctrinally incoherent that in the same piece Carroll both praises taxation and their payment as sacred acts, as well as blames them for subsidizing the slaughter of Indians and the peculiar institution of chattel slavery.

But, to return to the main point, to understand taxes as a sacrament is not only vulgar, it is utterly alien to the American mind. May it ever be thus.

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