Ed Driscoll

"Tax Day Becomes Protest Day"

Last week, Jonah Goldberg wrote:

Take out your calendar. Notice how tax day and Election Day are conspicuously far apart? And note all the holidays involving gifts, booze, and sleep-inducing meals (turkey good . . . losing . . . consciousness) interspersed between the two occasions? Mightn’t this be to encourage forgetfulness and reduce buyer’s remorse? Of course, as they used to say in the old Time-Life Mysteries of the Unknown commercials, this is “dismissed as coincidence.”

Whatever. I say let’s have Election Day on tax day. Let’s get what we’re paying for. Sign the check — for the full amount — and write in your preferred candidates on the back of the same check.

Abracadabra . . . smaller government, here we come.

Today in the Wall Street Journal, Glenn Reynolds suggests that the protests tomorrow may help send a similar message. Of course, such a message might gain even more traction if these were annual events…