Drug patents - Omnia mutantur, nihil interit. — LiveJournal
|Date:||February 23rd, 2005 08:28 pm (UTC)|| |
I think it's more the threat of war that is instrumental than an actual war. I don't know how many people have been dragged at gunpoint to prison or shot for nonpayment of taxes, but I bet it's relatively few. That said, I'm sure I'm not the only one who would not pay all of my taxes if not for threat of men with guns showing up at my door intent on dragging me to prison, and paying taxes isn't (literally now) going to kill me. Actually going to war's really just incidental to the threat thereof.