Debating Taxation, the Working Class, and Professional Parasites

The following debate originally took place upon the Facebook wall of family, after they shared a photo from here


"It is wrong to tax a working person almost to the breaking point, then give it to a person who is able to work, but refuses to."

“It is wrong to tax a working person almost to the breaking point, then give it to a person who is able to work, but refuses to.”

Rayn: Word! The parasitic, tax-thieving, morally-bankrupt State, run by slimy banksters, politicians and corporations, and protected by an army of police and military minions, has spent far too long violently plundering its way through existence, while *forcing* the rest of us to endlessly struggle for survival under its brutal, murderous, imperialistic, hierarchical, tyrannically-bureaucratic, top-down controlled Pathocracy! It’s time that we acknowledge the extortion racket we are being subjected to as PURELY CRIMINAL, and finally stop negotiating with this financial and political terrorist! (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)

Democracy, or a Constitutional Republic?

The following debate originally took place here, on the Facebook page, “Thomas Paine

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Thomas Paine’s FB Page: The Sun never shined on a cause of greater worth

"Democracy... a challenge"

“Democracy… a challenge”

Jan Paulson: That’s funny??? Neither my copy of the Declaration of Independence nor my copy of the Constitution mentions anything about a Democracy… they keep refering to A REPUBLIC!!!!!

Jason Gade: There is no significant difference between a democracy and a republic, unless you are being a nitpicking asshole.

Rayn: Good point, Jan! I was thinking that very same thing! To America’s Founders, pure “Democracy” was the dangerous legalization of 51% mob rule, while a “Constitutional Republic” sought to protect the Inalienable Rights of the Citizenry, as established by the Constitution, regardless of the will of the majority.

So, rest assured that making such a distinction is a far cry from being a “nitpicking asshole.” 🙂

“Democracy is not freedom. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch. Freedom comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote.” – Marvin Simkin

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Vaccinate Against “Avian Flu,” or Refuse Dangerous Inoculation?

The following debate originally took place upon the Facebook wall of family…

2009-09-30 - Vaccinate Against 'Avian Flu,' or Refuse Dangerous Inoculation

Sara: I refuse a man-made vaccine for a man-made illness!

Kathleen M.: Prove to me that it is man-made, that the idea isn’t just another conspiracy theory, and I might consider listening to you. The vaccine isn’t any worse than the regular flu shot. Yes, you get a little buggy from it, but most healthy people are not going to die from it. What advantage does it give the government to kill or seriously impair most of their taxpayers?

I’m all for holistic medicine, but most of these guys are just quacks.

In the end, just because something is a vaccine does not make it “man-made.” We do not have the understanding to alter genetics of something as complicated as a virus to get a specific result.

Rayn: Good post, Sara! Since March of this year, when Baxter International almost caused a worldwide pandemic after it shipped vaccines contaminated with deadly avian flu to 18 different countries, I’ve been warning others about a concerted effort by certain pharmaceutical corporations to infect the entire populace with a deadly virus under the pretext of a “vaccination program.” I’ve also talked about the dangers of taking any type of vaccination for the “swine flu,” or allowing the government to implement any mass vaccination program using the help of these particular companies, whether in the name of “the public good,” or under the pretense of a pandemic.

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American Government, or Individual Sovereignty?

The following debate originally took place upon my Facebook wall, after I shared the lyrics to my song, “America“…

"Structural Corruption"

“Structural Corruption”

Anthony T.: This country is pretty messed up, but do you know of a better alternative?

Rayn: Being forced to choose between flawed government systems creates the “FALSE PARADIGM.” Here’s another alternative: How about INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY!? It may not be available right now, but that doesn’t remove it as an alternative, or eliminate it as reasonable way of life! This is vastly superior to being a SLAVE! And, if that answer doesn’t suit you, here’s another alternative: Switzerland. For one, the taxes very reasonable. Unlike here, where everyone but the rich pays 30.8%, almost no one pays over 30% (this is why the rich keep their money in Swiss Banks). Their policies make them one of the richest countries in the world by per capita gross domestic product. Out of their three global cities, Zürich & Geneva have respectively been ranked as having the first and second highest quality of life in the world! Also, as all men are required to join the militia, and must keep their service guns in their home, crime is very low! And, unlike America, the Swiss remain neutral unless attacked!

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Does the Phrase, “Poverty is Violence,” Refer to Criminal Violence, or the Seeming Violence of Long-Term Homelessness & Malnutrition?

Upon reading the article, “Poverty is Violence,” by Russel Madden, I engaged in the following debate with the author about his work…

"Poverty is the worst form of violence' Mahatma Gandhi

“Poverty is the worst form of violence’ Mahatma Gandhi

Rayn: I came across your article, “Poverty and Violence,” online in an attempt to find the original author of the quote “Povery is Violence” (it appears to be Ghandi, but I’m still in the process of researching). Anyway, after I had finished reading, I was compelled to write to you. I needed to tell you this: there is absolutely no merit whatsoever in equating the “violence” described in the saying “poverty is violence” with petty crime, or the phrase “poverty is theft.”

This paradoxical saying is simply meant to convey a few simple ideas. Living in hunger is violent because it directly results in physical discomfort, pain and deterioration, and in the worse-case scenarios, dehydration, malnutrition and death; living in homelessness is violent because it exposes you to the harshness of the elements, including frosty winter and snowstorms, rain and thunderstorms, and scorching summer heat. These conditions are known to cause severe physical discomfort, and in the worse-case scenarios, hypothermia, cold and pneumonia, and dehydration. Do you see that pattern that is forming? You can claim that all of these things could be from bad luck, laziness or stupidity, but this meritless generalization, which starts as a possibility, becomes your reason of choice as to why people are trapped in poverty. Also, you define poverty as just at or below the level needed to survive (most definitions actually point to the latter), but then, as if you are writing a whole new article, you later redefine poverty into a much larger group of people: those who have less than the people that have more. This obviously serves to bring home your point that people in poverty are actually just jealous of those with more. However, if we had maintained your first definition, then the “more” that we would be referring to would actually be “food” and “shelter,” not the luxury and comfort items that come to mind when you describe a simple “less vs. more” version of poverty.

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