My daughter just finished the fifth grade, and loved learning about the American Revolution. Over the July 4th holiday she explained why the colonists wanted independence: “People didn’t want to have to pay taxes without having a say in their government.” I asked her if the opposite were ever true: Should organizations that enjoy tax-free status, such as churches, lose their political voice?
Critics are blasting Donald Trump for saying his tax plan would be open to negotiation should it ever get to Congress. There are plenty of reasons to criticize the presumptive GOP presidential candidate, but a willingness to find a middle ground on an important policy issue should not be one of them. How did stating the obvious become a political sin?