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The government can force you to pay taxes, serve in the military, and go to jail for a long list of inconsequential things, but forcing you to show up and put a piece of paper in a box once every four years is going too far?
Just because flight was tougher than strapping a couple wings to our arms or summoning up a magic carpet doesn't mean it wasn't ultimately possible. There are new challenges to leaving earth. That's no reason to give up on it entirely.