I've been thinking about this awhile, long before last night's debacle. My ideas certainly aren't original, smarter men and women than me have thought the same thoughts. I'm just repeating them. It's time that we that love this country start putting them into action.
This monster that we call "The Government" has been out of control a long time and only gets worse each day. In the next four years it will probably become unbearable to those of us that cherish freedom and individuality.
So what can we do?
There are many things we can do and one that would help the most is to stop feeding the monster. The monster can't run without money. Don't feed the beast.
1) Find ways to pay less income taxes. Most of us can't just quit our jobs to stop paying income taxes. We've got bills to pay. But can you afford to work a few less hours a week? If you could, working less would help starve the monster with the added benefit of giving you more time to enjoy your life. Do you have an accountant that takes advantage of every (legal) tax loop available to you? You should never pay a cent more than legally required.
2) Find ways to pay less sales taxes. Do you really need that new gizmo? Could you find a used one that will do the same for much less cost? Can you just do without it altogether? If there is a product of service you really need can you find a way to barter for it instead? Stop paying into the government coffers; they're just going to waste it anyway.
3) Can you get money back from the government? Is there some program you qualify for but don't take advantage of? Why? Pride? If there is some program that you legally could use do it. There's nothing immoral about it and the less money the monster has the quicker it dies. Bleed it dry.
4) Find like-minded people to do business with. Never willingly give your money to any business person or company that supports this government. Only give your money to people that believe in the ideas you do.
In general the less money that changes hands the better. Every penny that isn't paid in sales or income taxes brings the monster's death that much sooner. Every new burden on the monster only makes it weaker. There are millions of us in this country that still believe that "government" is not the answer. If we all helped, if only in a little way, we could end this madness. I'm willing to try. Are you?