This guy is very interesting. He's so articulate about what's really going on with government control over the people. Of course, governments are all controlled by big business and big banking institutions whose sole purpose is to monopolize and control the people. ("It's good to be king!") It's not just our country. It's every country, every government. If we keep supporting this illusion of ours that our government will take care of us, we'll never find what true freedom is.
Well then explain it.... he said taxes are like pointing guns at people.... I agree, what is he trying to say? In his example, you were owed something for your hard work, so trying to claim your property (YOUR EARNED paycheck) is simply trying to claim your property. Taxes are not owed to anyone, and it's all stolen (taxes). I hope he or she understands the difference between the two examples....
Read it again : "Taxes are to Stealing as Your Paycheck is to Robbing your Employer at Gunpoint."
This means that taxes are no more a theft than is receiving a paycheck from your employer. In other words, when you receive your salary (from your employer), you are not robbing your employer at gunpoint. Likewise, taxes are not stealing from you.
Why would you need a gun to collect your paycheck unless the person was already infringing on your property rights by not giving you your justly earned property (wages)?
You EARNED your paycheck, thus, no one has to point guns at their employer to receive their paycheck (unless the employer is bad which the corporatist government's statism only goes to give protectionism towards).
Point being, the paycheck is YOURS, earned voluntarily through labor. The government money was extorted from the population by the threat of imprisonment through jail time...by coercion.
This is not earned money, nothing was voluntarily agreed to, it is simply theft....literally at gun point.
Can you really not see the difference between earning a paycheck and extortion (taxation)?!?
You still did not understand. If you don't like taxes, don't use or avail yourself of everything that tax money has provided you with. Dont use roads, don't use tap water but dig your own well. Don't go to school, don't send your kids to school, don't expect a pension when you retire, and leave society and civilization altogether (they will be far better off without you and your ilk, that's for sure). Taxes are NOT extortion, only an idiot cannot see this fact.
I don't want the government monopolizing all these utilities! I want them out of my life completely, and I DO try to eliminate my burden from government where I can.... but it is impossible when you are enslaved to them. Murray Rothbard had a great book an precisely this, where he said, it is not our fault they have us trapped to their monopoly, just do what you can to minimize your government damage on society....
Schooling would be much better and cheaper without state corporatist oligopolization!
Taxes ARE theft, and you obviously can not PROVE otherwise...until then, I am taking the definition of the word...which is money taken against people's will...which is stealing. How can you deny this simple FACT?!?
You're missing the simple picture. Taxes are taken through force and threat of violence. The money is extorted. I don't like the way the roads are built and maintained, I certainly don't like the public school system, and I DEFINITELY don't approve of the military industrial complex. Yet, I'm FORCED to pay for these things. Money is automatically taken from each of my paychecks. How is this civilized or peaceful and not violent and thievery again?
There is nothing wrong with being rich, as long as you earned it justly. Excess profits, though short-lived in a true free market, are good signs that a person found needs of the market and answered them, although new competitors are sure to rush in to fill the void and bring excess profits back down....
I see Shanklin has outsourced his Ego Stroking.
If punkrockpatriot works for your Consulting firm you should give him a raise. His headlines are the best parts of these posts.
"You are not the government"
"Don't buy the watch"
I feel like Rowdy Roddy Piper when he put on those sunglasses , " Consume - Obey "
Have you ever tried to USE the government to protect your rights? It's all hype, they don't protect your rights, they protect the major lobbying interests. Government doesn't derive consent from the governed, since they simply initiate violent force against anyone who doesn't consent to their existence. Choice would mean that you have the option to say no altogether, but I don't remember seeing that on the ballot. A majority rule is still a violation of my rights, even if I am one of the ones who would "choose" government if given the full array of choices.
When people stop acting in a manner that demands they be governed, well, then we will not have a government. Until such a time, we will have a government. Basically, when we stop acting like spoiled little brats, we will not need a babysitter anymore. And I see humanity as still being a bunch of spoiled little brats.
can't say I disagree BUT, if you want to resist the system you must collectivize somehow. If you want to fight nationalism you have to have anti-nationalists; inso making a sovereign nation of disidents. Of if you want to be all Macarthy about it, communists. Are you a communist sir? They have a new term for people like you...