reply to post by Jim Scott
Taxes are fantastic. They pay for our roads and our schools. However, if they are collected in a manner involving extortion, then those responsible,
including any voters who specifically vote to extort money, belong in prison. If you support involuntary taxes, you belong in prison with those who
have stolen a stereo from the local Wal-Mart. I support physically forcing you into a jail cell. I guess we have our differences and would back them
up with violence. The only difference is that there are more people that think like you so your violence wins. You force people like me into a jail
cell even though people like you are the one doing the immoral extortion.
I could think of five ways a day to voluntarily collect taxes that don't involve extortion for the rest of my life. Yet you prefer extortion because
even though it is more violent and immoral its a lot easier and involves less thinking.
When I buy a 40 cent stamp it is money going to the government. Imagine that... money I voluntarily give to the government. Of course the only reason
there is a US post office is because they granted them self a monopoly. If you did the same exact thing it would be illegal... just like just about
everything the government does. Anything they do... if you did the exact same thing you'd go to prison. Just try forcing people to register cars with
you for cash and if they don't pay you steal their car and hold it until they pay an even bigger fine for giving you a hard time. See how quick you
land in prison.
Its not just an outrage that the government is allowed to break their own rules... its a travesty of epic proportions that nearly 100% of what they do
would land any person who copies them in prison.
What is the difference between the local mafia and the government? The government is bigger and voters, most of whom are complete idiots who spend 30
seconds or less figuring out how to vote, run the protection racket.
Romans 13 of the Christian bible says that because of a sense of conscientiousness we should pay our taxes. But if they are not voluntarily collected
then there is just a sense of getting raped and my conscience tells me its plain and simple theft on a grand scale.
Today's government works like this... anything you could do that would land you in prison the government has a program where they allow them self to
do that very thing. And you know what, many or even most voters support such things as sickening as that is.
Thou shalt not:
Murder - CIA Assasinations.
Steal - Involuntary taxes.
Rape - Prisons who do nothing to stop inmate rape.
Kidnap - Putting people in prison for victimless crimes.
The US Federal Government makes 90% of the people in prison look like cute little bunny rabbits. And I'm supposed to pay money for that? I'm
beginning to wonder if my current paying of taxes is actually grossly immoral because its a bit like rewarding a criminal for their crimes.
I'm ready and willing to pay my taxes if they are collected in a manner consistent with common knowledge of right and wrong. Otherwise, it just may
be wrong of me to actually pay the taxes.
[edit on 6-8-2009 by truthquest]