lol...and now the rallying cry of the egalitarian, democratic-socialist millennials is the same as their ultra-conservative, racist, hippy-hating grandfathers. 'merica, love it or leave it.
All things do indeed come full circle, usually in the most hilarious of ways.
That's a straw man. Nobody said that you have to love the country you pay taxes in or leave it. I'll reiterate for the folks who seem to have missed the multiple other times that it has been said:
Pay for the services you consume through taxes.
If you don't like to pay those taxes:
- You're free to change the way that the country works. To do this in a democracy all that you need is to convince enough other people that you're viewpoint is correct and a change will happen.
- You're free to change your income level so that it's not being taxed at all.
- You're free to leave the country.
You have many options available to you. The only one that's drawing condemnation is the fixation on stealing services from your countrymen.
Our hermit friend buys a plot of land. Sets down a tiny house. Has solar panels, dugs a well, flys a helicopter to buy propane tanks. Has no need of government services and expressly asks to be left alone. How does the government have any right to ask him to leave? It is his/her land. The government has no claim for payment of services since they have no valid contract with the hermit. Seriously you guys have no understanding of libertarianism.
I get together fifty of my friends, raid your hermit's home in the middle of the night and kill him. Yay liberty?
But even before I kill the hermit:
- You've indicated that your hermit friend bought a plot of land. Where is the record of who owns that plot of land kept? What happens if your neighbour builds a fence on your property?
- Who prevents a large pulp and paper mill from dumping toxic chemicals upstream of your hermit friend's plot of land?
- How did your friend get to the plot of land . . . did he use public roads? Did he fly a helicopter through airspace kept safe by regulations and rules regarding flying vehicles? Did he cross land owned by the country or other people?
- When your friend bought the solar panels, did he pay for them with government issued currency? How are the propane tanks he uses refilled?
The idea of a person living in a society, completely isolated from society is kinda silly and really undermines the credibility of your argument.