26 Mar 2013
Wesley Snipes is about to be released from federal prison because of willful neglect to pay his taxes. Snipes, who formerely lived in Orlando, Fl, was part of a group of people that pronounced taxation to be illegal and oppressive. For years, despite warnings from the IRS, Snipes chose not to file a tax return, much less pay his balance. Although I am not a fan of high or oppressive taxation, I am a realist; our government needs money to run. It costs money to pave roads, provide security and regulate markets. I will also be the first to proclaim that I think the government is way too large and too inefficient, but as a citizen, you are bound to certain rules. Hopefully Snipes will be able to rebuild his life and his career after this terrible mess that he created.