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Liberty and Democracy are not opposing ideas. The political center is where all change is made. Let's embrace reason and civility.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Taxes are Theft?

If taxes are theft, so is property.
Claims to property are secured by force, by the state.  Your claim initiates force.  As a democracy, we secure these claims under civil law.  As a private gang, you secure those claims with your private military.
You take from the commons, expect others to respect your claims, that's theft.  However, we agree to recognize each others' claims and live in civil society.  As citizenship is voluntary, we agree to abide by the laws of the nation and allow for private ownership.
We agree to pay taxes on income or anything else our elected legislatures tell us to pay.  "Theft" is illegal taking, taxes are not.