Originally Posted by AemJeff
I guess I wasn't clear. What I was trying to say is that my moral judgment is not affected by how my taxes are spent. My personal feeling of moral responsibility is another matter. Regarding the latter, I don't think I've said a word in this thread.
But, as taxpayers, voters, and participants in a nominal republican democracy, any discussion of politics and morality is shot through with questions of responsibility, otherwise, it's just a parlor game played by apparatchiks.