posted on Sep, 18 2004 @ 12:56 AM
Democracy is the best form of government available to a society; however, some of the few problems we face are also some of the most difficult and
People are subjected to the ideology of the majority, and this sometimes takes away personal freedom. If this is the case, do we then have freedom
after all? There are limits to what we can justifiably call a democratic procedure, but the problem is there are too many who do as they wish hoping
no one will catch on in time to do anything about it. There are far too many rules and regulations that we fail to realize that the basis to writing
laws (including taxes) should go something like:
1. Harm none, and intrusion is not a right.
2. If the first rule is broken, repercussions may be obtained via force, imprisonment, or death by lethal injection; intrusion is only allowed by a
party when it is to enforce the laws.
3. There only needs to be one tax takend directly from paychecks. Beyond that, agencies must rely on public donations promoted as a civic duty. In
this way, those who can afford it will do it for the same reasons they donate to any other charitable organization, and taxes would no longer be a
burden but a gift.
While I realize the liklihood of these very basic ideals being upheld with any amount of seriousness, it would be wise to hang something clever
stating similar views in all legal buildings.
DraySol: I appreciate you so boldly leaving that witty example of how some people seem to need so much while others have much to offer...it's funny
how many times those who claim to have so much to offer rarely offer more than a hard time and a lot of stress.