As far as saying its your duty to vote, it's not. It's a duty to pay taxes, that's really it.
What creates this duty? Why would it be a duty? Please answer these questions honestly.
There can only be a duty to do something, if you have CONSENTED to it being a duty for you. No consent, no duty. The power comes from the consent of
the governed, as you should know. If you don't consent to being governed, there is no obligation, there is no duty, and no one can lawfully punish you
for not paying taxes.
Taxes are a rip-off, that was originally planned for corporations, _NOT_ individual human beings. Taxes are a ludicrous thing nowadays, and no one in
their right mind should ever pay them. Paying taxes is OPTIONAL. Not a duty.
There is only one duty: Obey the LAW. That means; respect human rights of yourself and others.
Anything else is basically just legal system ACTS and STATUTES, which are not the same thing as the law.
Law is NOT the same as Legal System (I originally used 'smaller-than' and 'bigger than'-characters to differentiate between "Law" and "Legal System",
but this forum platform apparently doesn't allow this kind of free communication, so it deleted the characters.. sigh)
Two completely different things. Law you have to obey even if you don't consent to it, because it has to do with other people's rights - you have NO
RIGHT to offend other people's rights. That's where the power of law comes from. You don't have the right to steal, murder, injure, damage or be
fraudulent in your dealings. All of those have a human victim, which means that they are about rights and law (inseparable concept, really).
Legal system only has to be obeyed by people who have specifically consented to being governed by it. Not anyone else.
Research this a bit more, before saying things like 'paying taxes is a duty', please.
A good place to start:
There you can get the basic knowledge, and then you can start your journey to expand on that .. (I know there's horrible grammar and it's badly
written, and even the law is badly described there, but it's a start, and it's something)
edit on 11-5-2014 by Shoujikina because: (no reason