A recent warning was issued to those in Washington County. Beware of the Auditor and the team of worshipful masters out to assess the value of your property. Again, this is a mere anecdote to those who love taxes, who even believe that they are necessary. It is this notion that our valuation of our property is not really of our own will, nor is it private. Nay, it is the notion that we pay taxes, otherwise known to some in Communist countries as rent; that we merely occupy a space on borrowed land and the imposition of claim upon any structure residing thereon is not ours, it is the government's.