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Everyone's a crook

"Everyone's a crook" Continued...

Issue: "Down Syndrome = Death Sentence?," Jan. 18, 1997

It's an ominous signal when a government starts charging its people with arcane tax offenses rather than with easier-to-understand moral lawbreaking. Such a shift in emphasis suggests a government that has developed too high a view of its own power. It's worth remembering that issues of taxation--and parallel disgust with a pompous king who acted a little too God-like--figured big in the founding of our nation's government 220 years ago.

Joel Belz
Joel Belz

Joel, WORLD's founder, writes a regular column for the magazine and contributes commentaries for The World and Everything in It. He is also the author of Consider These Things.

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