And You Call Yourself a Patriot

military dog tags and flag font for patriotThe Fourth of July is here; You believe in the American Dream, apple pie, Mom and Pop, free markets, peace and prosperity for all. You love this country because you know that despite its imperfections and its mistakes, America is still the best country that mankind has ever established.

So you wave the flag, hang out with family, and watch the fireworks. But what have you done to protect this democracy? To make America a little better? Sure, America may be taking about a third of your time in taxes “to make improvements”, but we know most of that is wasted. Taxes are actually making many things worse, but we are all stuck with them (well the half of us who pay taxes are, at least!). Continue reading