Taxes aren’t a form of charity. Both businesses and individuals should pay the taxes they owe and not a penny more. They may be our obligation as part of civil society, but ensuring we’re paying the right amount of tax isn’t anything other than smart.

That’s a shocking idea to many of my liberal brethren who think that Lowe’s, the home improvement giant, shouldn’t be able to avail itself of the company’s legal right to argue for a more accurate property taxes.

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