Is it Time to Talk about a Tax Revolt?


That’s a provocative headline, I realize, but it’s a question I am beginning to wonder if it’s time to raise, with my principle reason for asking being the fact that we may need to think about the appropriate way to respond to the concerns Charmaine Yoest raises in this article about the likelihood that the Hyde Amendment—prohibiting federal funding for abortions—will be effectively overturned through the President’s proposed health care reform:

Abortion and the Health Bill

I believe that anything as radical as this needs to be thought through very, very carefully, using the lens of the Word of God as our template.  We have no warrant to stop paying our taxes because we are irritated with government (I’d have stopped doing that a long, long time ago if that were the case; wouldn’t you?).  We have no warrant to stop paying taxes just because we disagree with policies; ditto the above.  But if/when the government takes my money—and that’s what taxes are, my money—to kill babies?  That raises the stakes—considerably.  And thus I ask, if Obamacare passes and includes such an abomination,

Is it indeed time to begin to talk about a tax revolt?


  1. Stan McCullars on March 18, 2010 at 11:57 am

    I’m thinking revolution.

    • Byron on March 18, 2010 at 12:31 pm

      I hear you, though taking up arms isn’t something that I’m going to advocate anytime soon. To me, a tax revolt would be one key step in accomplishing, effectively, something of a revolution.

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