Merriam-Webster: Paying Taxes IS Patriotic

There has been some criticism about Joe Biden’s remark that paying taxes is patriotic.

Let’s look at Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s definition of “patriotic”:

1 : inspired by patriotism

2 : befitting or characteristic of a patriot

Patriotism:  love for or devotion to one’s country

Patriot:  one who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests

Everything comes with a price, and by paying taxes we are supporting (paying for) our country’s authority and interests.  Therefore, by definition, paying taxes IS patriotic.  Whether we like it or not.

One thought on “Merriam-Webster: Paying Taxes IS Patriotic

  1. I don’t think the issue was paying Tax’s it was paying outrageously high and unfair taxes to a leaders that have little respect for the people that pays there wages.

    To pay fair taxes to support the security of the nation would be patriotic but can you really say we are being served fairly? Its a joke to believe he meant what he said for the right purposes he just wanted to make you and anyone feel stupid for not agreeing with him.

    GOD only asks for 10% and the returns are fair to say the least.

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