I want to thank the Langley Advance and Matthew Claxton for the opinion column, "The cult of natural persons" [Nov. 29]. I hope it bangs some sense in the heads of people who think they are special and above the law, just because they like to call themselves "natural persons."
I, too, came across this idea a few years ago. I admit that there was appeal within the idea that the government laws are fabrications and we could be more natural. I like to think of myself as natural.
However, it does not take much common sense to see that the argument for "natural person" status is far from natural. It is a convoluted fabrication and shifty justification to avoid paying taxes.
How natural is it that the rest of us should pay more taxes to compensate for those wishing to hide from the taxman?
Whether you call it natural or not, I am relieved to hear that tax evasion is met with appropriate consequences.
Howard Staples, Langley