News Item from Associated Press: "Biden calls paying higher taxes a Patriotic act"
News Item from ABC News: "Obama Stops Wearing Flag Pin, Says He'll Show Patriotism Through Ideas"
This is enlightening, and I'm grateful to Senators Obama and Biden for their clear thinking and intellectual consistency on the topic of patriotism. These men are leaders indeed, as evidenced by the fact that their words have moved me, an average citizen, to action.
The IRS will soon notice that I'm no longer paying federal income taxes, and I'm sure they will ask me about it. When they do, I'll reply, "You know, the truth is that right after Senator Biden's admonition I paid some taxes. Shortly afterwards, particularly because we were talking about budget deficits, paying taxes became a substitute for, I think, true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security, I decided I won't pay those taxes on my income; instead I'm gonna try to tell the American People what I believe will make this country great, and hopefully that will be a testimony to my patriotism."