Tuesday, March 23, 2010

American Loyalty?

Mark Krikorian suggested writing Other: American for your race on the census form. I decided to do so.

I felt a bit guilty about filling out the form before the proper day (April 1st), until I received a postcard from the Census Bureau that thanked me for doing so.

I briefly considered writing "Voting American Taxpayer". But I hope my descendants, 72 years from now when the information becomes public, would understand that humor. (Americans now pay State taxes primarily by shopping. The country is rapidly approaching half of its citizens paying no income tax.)

What tyrannies of the majority will appear before the Entitlement Crisis bursts? How will these effects redefine what it means to be an American?

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