I haven't read the previous posts because it was too long, so right here Im just gonna throw in my two cents. I know it's a drag to do community service, though I did my 135 hours and definitely had fun with it, compared to my friends who decides to wait till the end of their senior year to worry. Then when the time came they asked a friend who runs a nonprofit event to cheat and write their ass a letter. I certainly don't mind, but helping out is both giving back and learning, widening your eyes. When I helped out at the summer camp I know what today's kids think and what they considered is in, which made me up to date once again.
and the fact is you can say your mom and dad pays tax, because youre not. If youre paying taxes then heck you can call your local legistlator and tell them.
Besides, saying that I pay tax and that's it is like buying tons of games or putting your misbehaving kid in front of a tv to get him to shut up