Taxation Without Representation

Here's something that really upsets me. There are people in this country who are taxed, but are unable to vote. Who are these people? These are the people who were not born here, but for whatever reason, have not become American citizens. They work, and they pay taxes. But, without a vote, they are not represented.

The reason the colonies went to war with England was because of they were being taxed without representation. This is a fundamental part of our reason for being. Who am I talking about? I'm talking about adults who came here as children, or have moved here and intend on staying. They own land, they own homes, they pay taxes, and yet, they are unable to vote in any election where they might have someone to represent them.

I think this is wrong. If you're going to tax someone, let them vote. If you won't let them vote, then don't tax them. It's as simple as that.


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