Stop and think about it for a minute. Santa Claus really is the smartest Outlaw alive!
After all he is a stateless person isn't he?!? Living in the north pole, would mean that he may very well fall under international law as a stateless person, thus meaning he doesn't pay any taxes, doesn't have to comply with government regulations and is not subject to municipal fees and charges for everything from registering the reindeer and payroll tax for the elves right down to water, electricity and garbage removal rates.
It can be contended that Santa Claus is even possibly a seatsteader as well! With his home and workshop sitting atop the icy glacier's that contain the intersecting elements of the North European and Atlantic seabed's within the area of his control!
How is it that this economic technicality has not come to our attention sooner?! How is it that Saint Nicholas has managed over hundreds of years to evade paying taxes and still receive the grateful admiration of the millions of families and indeed children who receive the largesse of his magical gift giving every year!
I put it to you dear reader that Santa Claus is a closet Anarcho Capitalist Libertarian! He has successfully thwarted the law and thumbed his nose at almost every Government and law enforcement jurisdiction known to man! I write this not to expose him, but to congratulate him on his heroic achievement!
Indeed St. Nick in his cowboy style disregard for international law makes Julian Assange look like a boy scout! Most especially to those seething 'statists' who like sucking blood and money and indeed publicity out of every regulatory opportunity that presents itself!
So then, on Christmas eve when you put the milk and cookies out on the front porch and you hear the thump and pitter patter of feet upon the roof tops, don't be a seething 'statist' and commit treason against freedom by committing a citizens arrest!
Santa Claus maybe a tax evading, anarcho capitalist, but he is the smartest anarcho capitalist there is! Stopping him to gratify your own sense of misplaced intellectual superiority would only ruin Christmas.
So let St. Nick continue to be the 1%er of the skies, good boys and girls everywhere are counting on it!
Tim Humphries writes from Brisbane Queensland Australia
This is article may or may not be construed as being his personal view, however its intent is primarily satire and an original way to say Merry Christmas!