reply to post by Hallberg Rassy
Oh, I understand fully that a small degree of socialism is required to maintain the infrastructure and reasonable safety nets that society
I ask this: Is your house your property? Is your furnishings your property? How about your tools, cars, electronics, savings account? How about
your business, your business equipment? When you list your assets, are those too, your property?
Since the vastly outnumbered Greek free men fought the Persians, the difference was free men were supported by the principle that your property was
yours, and in the event of your death, that property would pass to your heirs.
Is money your property?
Understanding that there are certainly mutually beneficial public projects that enable and make for a safer and more enriched society, it goes without
saying that taxes are required.
But how in a society that values personal property and property rights, can someone, even a government, take your property and give it to another?
If THE MAN (whoever that may be) comes and says, "Mr. Dooper, you have three cars. Mr. Lazyass down the street doesn't have one. We're going to
take one of yours, and give it to him.
I ask you, is this right?
So for there to be a taxation system that takes the wealth of one man, and subsidizes another is contrary to everything our culture and property laws
are based on.
There needs to be a flat tax, and no matter what you make, you pay a percentage, and none is to be given to another. If there is to be unemployment
or some form of welfare, then that should be very limited in substance and with a reasonable time duration.
Spread the wealth around. Why doesn't that SOB sell his million-dollar house and spread his around.
Notice the charitable contributions of some of these prominent Democrats. A couple hundred dollars a year. I know folks who don't make $50,000 and
contribute ten times that amount.
They're real generous with our money, but their pockets seem to remain stuffed.
We have to do everything possible to get back to conservative values, and find some smart attorney to take that taxation challenge to the Supreme
And as far as Ron Paul. He had zero chance. Absolutely none. If a hole the size of a bowling ball gets knocked in the bottom of my boat, I can go
ahead and jump overboard, or I can bail like hell. But I won't spend my time wishing I had a damn patch, looking for one in the catalogue. Some
choices are no good choice, but I will be doing something.
We have a saying down here. The closest alligator is the biggest. Obama was the closest, and the only hope was McCain. Not a great choice, not even
a good choice. The only choice.
Good conservative initiatives based on good conservative values can bring in and appeal to a number of folks. We gotta get back to work.
[edit on 5-11-2008 by dooper]