The Coup: First Target

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 03 Nov 2006 12:05:08 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Claire Wolfe at Backwoods Home Magazine - Hardyville's new gummint springs into action. The grocery store that collected their sales tax gets replaced by the free market. But then they hire a thief as sheriff and he steals the merchandise of the new computer shop whose owners refused to collect the tax. "Asset forfeiture", doncha know. In the next installment, they'll get theirs. And I don't think they're gonna like it. [claire]

Goodin's Second-Time-Around Shop was the first to resist. New to Hardyville, the Goodins were accustomed to living in the real world, where persons of the freedom-loving persuasion have to be tough or get buried. The Goodins were tough. Never, they said, would they work as anybody's tax collector. Never, they said, would they pay the tax themselves.

The rest of us mostly just did what Hardyvillians do every day: ignored our new "legitimate government" like we ignore every other government. Well, except Nat.

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