Ben Franklin is a hero of mine, and this famous quote from him is as near to an absolute truth as can be uttered, in a political discussion, anyway. So, what's the unbreakable relationship between the two? In my mind, they are both ways that we pay for our lives. What kind of lives we lead, or where they occur, and how much of one is necessary to pay for the other may differ, but they are both Inevitable. So... Would you rather pay with more taxes, to avoid yours, or another person's unnecessary death? Would you rather pay with your life, or another's life, to avoid more taxation? As the American National healthcare debate rolls on, isn't this the center core of the issue? What will we do with our taxes, until we die? You will be having both happen to you, and you won't like either one, I guarantee.