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Happy Tax Day 2009!

April 15, 2009

Only, like us, you know very well, dear reader, that there is nothing happy about the new government – or any government for that matter – reaching its slimy tentacles into your wallets and savings accounts to collect revenues which will fund pet pork projects and wasteful entitlement spending.

The late Heath Ledger, in an Oscar-winning portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight, said to the Gotham underbelly (after eliminating DA Harvey Dent and turning Gotham’s police against Batman, thus saving their collective cash reserves and winning his right to half of it):

“I have simple tastes…I like bullets…gunpowder…and…gasoline…See, I’m only burning my half…this city deserves a better class of criminals…and I’m gonna give it to ’em.”

The president’s new budget indicates that the government wants half of our money (maybe more?) and that they intend to burn their half. As a result, America gets a better class of criminals in Washington – like tax-cheat-turned-Secretary-of-the-Treasury Tim Geithner. It is only a matter of time before the size and scope of government will present temptations large enough that even our most trusted public servants will inevitably betray their constituents. President Obama’s budget, frankly, leaves us students fearful for our future, our children’s futures, our children’s children’s future, and so on ad nauseam.

This is unfortunate indeed; this is not “change we can believe in.” Although this might not be a happy day, it could be a funny one.

Since its founding this time last year, the Right Aisle Review has continued to develop its organizational structure and its outreach on Belmont University’s campus and in the Nashville community. Our writers continue to develop, and our dynamic presence on Belmont’s campus can no longer be ignored or denied by the administration and faculty. We will continue to publish a print edition at least four times per year on campus, and our web outreach is growing by leaps and bounds. We have established a prudent reserve which will sustain the publication through the next year, but we receive no funding from the university and we still need your help.

We would like you to contribute a click, a stamp, and a few minutes of your day to download, print, and send this donation form back to us. In exchange for a simple $5.00 donation, we will send you a Tax Day Bumper Sticker…and for a mere $10.00, we’ll send you three!*

Of course, if you wish to be zealous in your support of some of America’s brightest future conservative and libertarian thinkers and leaders, we welcome donations in any amount. We ask only that, if you own a business that will be affected by Obamanomics, you list your business information on the back of the form (including URL if applicable) so we can list you on our Benefactors page – we support businesses that support us!

*Offer good while supplies last.

FAQ:

  1. Is my donation tax deductible?

     No. We looked into founding a 501 (c) 3 non-profit foundation to handle donations and offer tax deductions. Under current laws, however, we would not be able to editorialize on specific politicians, candidates, or policies – the things that matter most!

  2. Will my information be secure?

    Absolutely. Once we receive your form and process your order, we will destroy it. We do not keep records of personally identifiable information either in hardcopy or digital format, including names, home addresses, email addresses, and routing number/bank account information. We will not sell or redistribute your information to any person or entity outside our organization for any purpose. Ever.

  3. How quick is your turnaround time?

    We will send your Tax Day Bumper Sticker via United States Postal Service standard mail. We would be very surprised if it took longer than 4-5 business days upon receipt of your order for you to receive your sticker.

  4. Can I pay via credit/debit card?

    No. Currently we are not set up to receive or process electronic payments. But hopefully, with your contribution, we will be able to do so in the very near future!

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