Worldnet columnist Burt Prelutsky looks at our representative form of government, and wishes he could go back in time to call off the Boston Tea Party.

…when you start adding up what it costs the typical taxpayer to keep councilmen, aldermen, mayors, assemblymen, state senators, governors, congressmen, U.S. senators and the president – not to mention their legions of secretaries, assistants, consultants, pollsters and assorted mistresses – clothed, housed, fed and pensioned, the colonists were getting off dirt cheap. I’d gladly pay a few extra cents for a cup of tea if it meant that these thousands of freeloaders would be forced to leave their cushy fiefdoms and go find honest work.

The bottom line is that taxation without representation is bad, but taxation with representation is worse.

via If I could have called off the Boston Tea Party.