Here's the scoop: We live on the outskirts of a city, but are technically within city limits. The city has a dog licensing ordinance that says you have to buy a license for your dog every year. I personally believe this is taxation without representation and a violation of my constitutional rights. My dog is small, lives indoors and never leaves the house unless she's on a leash. In fact, I've owned small dogs all my life and they've never left the house, never been picked up by dog catchers, etc. In other words, I'm a responsible dog owner and most people don't even know I have a dog. So, I've never bought a dog license. Well, the city has decided to send a city employee door to door looking for unlicensed dogs. They snoop around your property, peek in your windows, etc, looking for a dog. When they find one, they fine you. Well, the dog nazis came to my house today while my wife and daughter were in the front yard, and asked my 5 year old daughter if she had a puppy. Of course she said yes (she loves our dog) and they slapped us with a $20 fine for not licensing her (the dog). Now, I'm told that if I don't pay the fine, they will continue to fine me $100 PER DAY. If I continue to not pay it, they will put a lien on my house. OK, so it's only $20, and I know some of you are going to tell me, "Stop your whining, you violated the law, you have to pay." Well, I think the law is BS, and I want to call the city on it. I'm willing to go to great lengths to stop this insanity of a special tax for dog owners. What can I do (besides the obvious bend over and take it)? And, am I out of line for finding this forced taxation on dog owners reprehensible? Should I just shut up and pay it like a good little citizen?