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Originally posted by mnemeth1
reply to post by truthseeker1984
I would argue that by the very fact they accepted a position at the IRS, they are openly acting against my natural rights. They are acting in concert to loot and suppress me.
Do we consider the galley cook in a concentration camp any less culpable than the guy who threw the gas into the gas chamber?
It takes a special breed of person to work for the IRS. The IRS is one of those wholly evil institutions of government right down to its core, just like the ATF. The ATF's sole mission is to violate the natural and constitutional rights of the citizenry.
Again, violence begets violence, so I can't condone Stack's actions, but I certainly understand why he might have done it.
Originally posted by truthseeker1984
addendum: So what would you have seen done? What are your ideas and choices? Would you prefer to live in a world of anarchy where people can rape your mother or daughter or wife and get away with it because there are no laws? Most of the people that work in the IRS started out as CPA's (Certified Public Accountants), and when they were offered more money to work for the government they jumped at the chance.
Listen, I agree that our tax system is f*cked up more than I'd like to admit, but grouping everybody who works with the IRS as scum is just a little bit too much. I believe that a change in our voting laws, voting out incumbents, term limits, etc. is the first line of defense. Don't get me wrong, I'm no hippie tree hugger who says that all violence is bad. I do support the option of violent revolution if necessary, but how do we do that if we don't even know who or what to attack?
A flat tax would be better, as income tax IS illegal, however until someone stands up to TPTB, in a democratic manner, nothing will get done.
I think you are just mad that you have to pay taxes.
The measure of the state's success is that the word anarchy frightens people, while the word state does not.
Originally posted by MasterJedi
I'm as caring and compassionate as the next person, but I stand my belief that you are not innocent if you knowingly work for a corrupt boss.
Are you an employee of the US government? If so, then doesn't that relinquish any hold on the word "innocent" you could have claimed, if and when that civic building is destroy in a revolution?
Originally posted by mnemeth1
reply to post by mslag67
You should question why you can't and what forces are at work that prevent you from doing so.
Perhaps the fact that government has looted your labor and given the product of your labor to others they have deemed more worthy than yourself plays a large role in your situation.
Americans are thinking Joe Stack was a hero of the new revolution...
Originally posted by Snarf
Or, maybe YOU should stop blaming your shortcomings on other people. You are responsible for your own life.
Government employee's are no more guilty for the OPs cut in food stamps than someone who works at a police station is guilty for police brutality.