The argument that they have a choice to pay the tax is completely bogus. Does the government have the power to violate your rights simply by offering you the alternative to pay a tax?
The government isn't violating anyone's rights.
Scalia said it best:
"The rule respondents favor would open the prospect of constitutionally required religious exemptions from civic obligations of almost every conceivable kind, ranging from compulsory military service, to the payment of taxes, to health and safety regulation such as manslaughter and child neglect laws, compulsory vaccination laws, drug laws, and traffic laws; to social welfare legislation such as minimum wage laws, child labor laws, animal cruelty laws, environmental protection laws, and laws providing for equality of opportunity for the races."
This post was edited on 3/26 at 3:36 pm