The following debate originally took place upon my Facebook wall, after I posted artwork being shared by the page, “Campaign for Liberty“…
“TA_ATION I_ THE_T”
Morgan S.: beats the hell out of me.
Morgan: i dont know if it is all one word or what the thing is. ..it is something I have never heard of .
David L.: Taxation is theft?
Morgan S.: maybe? who really knows. right? I mean it could be a Latin word for a thing? but giving that it is shared from a campaign for liberty page. you are probably right but it is not a true statement because how would a nation exist with out taxes.? communism? with out a some form of governing body, you would have a lawless society that sadly most of our great grand parents and us would not be alive.they would have likely been killed by a bad person.
David L.: I agree that taxes are needed, its how the tax money is used afterward that is the conundrum.
Rayn: You’ve guessed correctly, David. And, the statement is absolutely true, Morgan. The existence of a “nation” doesn’t supersede the existence of the Individuals within it. Meanwhile, individuals cannot simply relegate rights which they don’t have, themselves, to others, no matter how much they imagine that such activity would somehow eliminate the lack of morality inherent to the unjust acts they seek to commit, by proxy – nor will it relinquish them of personal responsibility for the acts now being committed in their name. Since you and I have no right to take money from others without their consent, neither does the State! It wouldn’t matter if we tossed out the claim that it was for the “greater good,” or if we used some of the stolen money to buy our victim a service he also didn’t consent to, as we pocketed some for ourselves as payment for arranging said service. It would be a criminal act, regardless. It’s probably disappointing to hear this, if you’re a member of the Statist cult, but… yeah… true morality is universal, like that.
Rayn: To that, David, I quote William Pitt: “Necessity is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.” (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)