Headline: 9 of 20 Richest Counties Are D.C. Suburbs (cnsnews.com; December 18, 2019)
Breaking News. Our nation’s biggest bottom-feeders are nesting in these nine counties for the same reason that Willie Sutton said he robbed banks: “Because [D.C. is] where the money is.” Of one thing we can be certain. The denizens of these counties are not primarily entrepreneurs and limited-government, free-enterprise advocates. Their presence is a function of our metastasizing federal government’s chronic, morbid obesity.
Herewith is a modest proposal for curing this deadly malady: A non-partisan fellowship of patriotic, liberty-loving citizen CEOs (Constitution Enforcement Officers) might consider bypassing the U.S. Treasury and the IRS by sending their voluntary tax payments DIRECTLY to places where it won’t subsidize our nation’s wannabe ruling class of arrogant career politicians; unaccountable, know-it-all bureaucrats; hyper-politicized lawyers posing as impartial judges; and blood-sucking crony capitalists.
For example, law-abiding citizens could send their payments directly to legitimate departments such as the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration. Other worthy recipients would include local food banks, crisis pregnancy centers and charter school associations.
I can think of no better way to peacefully extricate the parasites infesting Washington, D.C., and its environs. Success in this endeavor will have another salutary effect. It will help assure America’s survival for future generations as–in the words of Ronald Reagan–“a nation that has a government, not the other way around” (ref. http://www.newguardsforliberty.com).