reply to post by neo96
Because people who opt out of social programs tend to have no compulsion at all about using them when their day comes to be the one in need.
Because you enjoy the benefits of your tax dollars by well lit, patrolled, paved roads.
Because if you wake to find your house on fire you can dial 911 and society comes to the rescue.
Because those evil OSHA and workplace laws keep you safe and protected while you are at the workplace.
Because being part of something means that you contribute and receive the benefits of the group association. No man is an island - and those few who
decide to be islands have much more difficult lives than those of us who remain part of society.
I'll dig it up later on tonight but there was a guy who moved to the tundra in Alaska somewhere to be "independent" and "free". His life was not
one to envy. He spent every waking moment working his butt off to try and NOT die that day. And the funny part? Even then he needed monthly visits
from a private plane to bring him the things that nature could not provide him with. It was on PBS and is an amazing story - but shows that even
removed from the world - he still had to participate with it to get his bullets and medicines.
Oh, and for the record, you are not quite being "forced" into participation, It is a condition that only applies if you wish to have certain
comforts. You could quit your job, pitch a tent somewhere, and then rough it. I imagine if you put enough work into avoiding commerce you could even
manage to avoid paying a single cent in sales tax. You'd beat that system. Your life may not be very comfortable or rewarding. But you'd win your