Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Liberté, Liberté, Liberté

Tired of paying 85% (!) of his income in taxes, French actor and restaurateur Gerard Depardieu prepares to move to Belgium 800 yards across the border and give up his French citizenship.  This is a classic example of loving one's country while not loving its government.  Sometimes true patriotism consists in refusing to acknowledge and coddle the tyrant that believes "what's mine is mine and what's yours is mine."

Or as M. Depardieu (whose restaurant, incidentally, employs 80 people) puts it in an open letter to Parasite-Minister Jean-Marc Ayroult (who predictably accused Depardieu of being "unpatriotic" for not being grateful to have 85% of his money taken from him by people who produce nothing): "Who are you?....  I am a free man."

If the state can seize 85% of your income, why not 95%?  And if 95%, why not 100%?  That's the very definition of slavery.

And M. Depardieu's true French patriotism and defense of freedom is surprisingly popular among many French.

Vive la résistance!

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