This per John Derbyshire's internet radio program. As Derbyshire says, you can't go far wrong with a quotation from George Orwell. This is from August 1940, while the Battle of Britain was raging, and the fate of the free world hung in the balance:
I wrote a long letter to the income tax people... Towards the government I feel no scruples, and I would dodge paying the tax if I could. Yet I would give my life for England readily enough, if I thought it was necessary. No-one is patriotic about taxes.
The title of the book of collected essays whence the quotation comes is entitled My Country, Right or Left. A sentiment worth noting, and attempting to emulate.