In what sense is the money in our pockets and bank accounts fully â€˜oursâ€™? Did we earn it by our own autonomous efforts? Could we have inherited it without the assistance of probate courts? Do we save it without the support of bank regulators? Could we spend it if there were no public officials to coordinate the efforts and pool the resources of the community in which we live? Without taxes, there would be no liberty. Without taxes there would be no property. Without taxes, few of us would have any assets worth defending.[It is] a dim fiction that some people enjoy and exercise their rights without placing any burden whatsoever on the publicâ€¦ There is no liberty without dependency.
-Cass R SunsteinÂ Why We Should Celebrate Paying Taxes
Cass R. Sunstein (born September 21, 1954) is an American legal scholar, particularly in the fields of constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law, and law and behavioral economics, who currently is the Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration.
Thats right kids Crazy Cass is stating that we would all be nothing without the Federal Government.