I was being facetious, but seriously folks, we can object to high taxes without equating them to terrorism, can't we? The nature of human civilization more or less guarantees that taxation will be necessary to keep a government going, unless we set out in conquest, looting and pillaging the goods we need (not a great strategy in the modern world). It is the INEVITABLE AND OBVIOUS conclusion that the advance of Western Civilization is predicated on the ability to form orderly, stable, governed societies (among other factors), in which pooled resources are used for the common good. Now, we can argue over how much of our resources should be pooled (communism=all, anarchy=none, everyone else fall into line!!), but what we can't dispute is that the core idea of tax-and-spend government is necessary and good. Back to reality Fred!