But the column had a different opening, in which Mrs. Davis described the warm reception she received last week at the Fair Tax Rally in Columbia:
This was a very special event. When I said “Hi, I am Cynthia Davis from O’Fallon, Missouri”, the crowd broke into applause. It feels pretty good to be on the side of the taxpayer. While many of the details need yet to be worked out concerning a fair tax, we should all desire more fairness in our taxation structure. Having a retail establishment in O’Fallon, I understand the importance of having the same prices for everybody.
Government should be the same way. I am concerned about our national government because they have shown no discipline, nor any desire to protect the taxpayers. We have special interest groups clamoring for more money all the time, but up until recently it felt like there was no balancing voice in the debate. Recently I questioned one expenditure and was viciously attacked by those who were offended by the mere question. We will never get much in the way of fiscal responsibility if the rules are that nobody is allowed to have a civil and intellectual debate.