And when that as written, federal taxes were to be paid by the states, in proportion to their numbers... in other words, PER CAPITA.(Equal rights, equal vote, equal responsibility... seems perfectly logical to me).The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and PROVIDE for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
"Wherever you go, there you are." The "government" exists to serve and protect you while you're there, no matter how you came to be there (some of this is already in place... it is illegal to murder an illegal immigrant, for example). The concept that some people have that you should have less or different rights based upon where you were born is appalling! And given that the people who originally came to this country were born somewhere else, it seems hypocritical as well. "We came here and set up this country, but now that we're here, you have to jump through our hoops to get in" seems right to you? Smacks of "I got mine, screw you", to me.I would have to ask you to define what you mean by 'service areas' that you feel countries should be
When in Rome... What the residents vote on as long as it doesn't violate a legitimate liberty of another.and as well what the local laws should be that you feel we should follow.
Less the actual services and more to how they are paid for. The military protects all citizens equally so should be paid for equally by all. City water, on the other hand, is used more by some people than others, so should be paid for by those who use it more, and shouldn't be subsidized by people who don't live in that city. Most government services can be divided thusly (those that can be metered and those that can't). Some have components of both... Take EMS for example. There's a standby and equipment component that should be shared by everyone, but when they go on a run, the costs for that run should be paid for by the person the run is for.I too feel that government should be a service area. It's probably the services that we will disagree on.