My father mentioned something to me months ago that has been percolating in my noggin. I thought to do some research and write an article for publication but the inspiration and direction to head is not there. So I thought I would throw this out on the internets for the idiots and brains to help me flesh out. Please do add your thoughts or comments. Our country was founded by those who were taxed without representation. They had no say in how the government ran. Easy enough to understand (and likely easy enough to research). There could easily be debate as to the accuracy of the figures bantered around, but a portion of our US society have a say, ie they get to vote, when they pay no taxes. As an example, reference this speech by Romney: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utsWJJJFLJE <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/utsWJJJFLJE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Some argue that 47% is the figure of single people that file who pay no taxes! I'd like to examine, perhaps argue for the sake of discussion, that those that pay no taxes, that do not contribute to society, should not have a vote in how things are run. It is kind of like a family unit, in my house the kids did not have a say in decision making. Sure we could whine, fuss, and thereby influence things, but the end result was parents earned the money and made the decisions. We were still cared for, but until we got jobs we had no power, no vote. How else could the arguement be made that representation without taxation is wrong or should not be done?