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Oh. That's easy. Give an argument demonstrating how it's logically impossible to have a civilization without taxes. Until you do that, your words are empty.
originally posted by: nightbringr
a reply to: Aristotelian1
I would think that in the history of mankind, not one working example in modern day of this system working is proof enough.
If you actually believe this is possible in today's day and age, i don't know what to tell you.
originally posted by: Mandroid7
This topic gets me especially riled up.
Our extremely short lives are being skimmed off of.
The money has value to me, once I earn it.
It is pretty gd arrogant to think you own 50% of someone's working life.
Especially when money is printed from paper, with no value backing it.
Politicians have raped this country dry, in all directions.
Until people speak up, we will continue to be milked and controlled.
It is probably time for an employee shutdown, until we get the gov we want.
We can't vote the US back to reality.
originally posted by: Aristotelian1
I'll be defending this argument:
Premise 1:All cases of slavery are cases of a person's time, body, money, or other resources, being allocated without that person's consent.
Premise 2: Taxation is an instance of a person's money being allocated without their consent.
Conclusion: Therefore, taxation is slavery.
Here's a very interesting link to read, also.
originally posted by: paraphi
a reply to: Azureblue
Wow, you have discovered a quote by Tolstoy. Well done. Do you know the context?
How is taking tax from someone akin to slavery, as per OP. Does he have a quote for that?