I gotta have that! Oh, those shoes are so me! Last year's computer is so passe! Oh, a Hummer! Have you tried Kobe beef? I finally could afford a $300 bottle of wine!
Lots of misplaced faith goes into our judgments about "other' religions. Wars have often been fought over trivial matters that seemed important at the time, but in retrospect seem tragically silly. Religious people are quick to judge others who do not fit their narrow path.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought strongly for civil rights. He became the non-violent voice of people of color,and he pricked the conscious [finally!] of White America. He forced America and Americans to deal with questions of racial discrimination, Jim Crow laws, school segregation, housing restrictions, etc. He remained alive doing this.
By far the number one cause of your high tax bills are the silly, selfish, counterproductive, short-sighted programs of the Republicans and conservatives. Repeat: the main reason you have such high taxes is the action by Republicans. Solely the Republicans? No, but the overwhelming target for high tax is the middle class. And conservatives aim for them.