Man up, Phil Mickelson

January 23, 2013 9:45 AM ~  
Apparently the PC thought control machine has caught up with Phil Mickelson and strong-armed him into making an apology for his comments about higher taxes and his own personal plans to relocate to a more tax-friendly location:

News from The Associated Press.

Mickelson, regarded as the "People's Choice" for his connection with fans, put his popularity on the line with polarizing comments about how much he has to pay in state and federal taxes. The four-time major champion said it might lead to "drastic changes," such as moving from his native California, and that it already caused him to pull out of the San Diego Padres' new ownership group.

His only regret was not keeping his opinion to himself.

"Finances and taxes are a personal matter, and I should not have made my opinions on them public," Mickelson said in a statement released Monday night. "I apologize to those I have upset or insulted, and assure you I intend not to let it happen again."

Bullshit, Phil. I don't know why you're back-peddling now; maybe it is a sponsor pressuring you, maybe it's a family member, who knows, but be a man and stand by what you said. Not only should you do it out of character alone, but you should also do it because you were telling the truth!

Taxation is theft, period. No involuntary payment can be considered moral, no matter how many people vote for it. You were right to criticize taxes, and the world needs more people to stand up and say the same. Be the Hank Rearden, not the Wesley Mouch.