Paying Taxes is Your Duty
Now this is the type of protest I can get behind! You would think all of the facts these patriots are stating would be self-evident, but not to some.
The kooks have this crazy idea that taxation is inherently evil because it violates the non-aggression principle and comes through force. Murray “King Kook” Rothbard:
For there is one crucially important power inherent in the nature of the State apparatus. All other persons and groups in society (except for acknowledged and sporadic criminals such as thieves and bank robbers) obtain their income voluntarily: either by selling goods and services to the consuming public, or by voluntary gift (e.g., membership in a club or association, bequest, or inheritance). Only the State obtains its revenue by coercion, by threatening dire penalties should the income not be forthcoming. That coercion is known as “taxation,” although in less regularized epochs it was often known as “tribute.” Taxation is theft, purely and simply even though it is theft on a grand and colossal scale which no acknowledged criminals could hope to match. It is a compulsory seizure of the property of the State’s inhabitants, or subjects.
So now you can see what level of insanity you are dealing with when you talk to a kook. Theft! And what do the kooks propose we do about it? Well they don’t even think we should vote – so how is that going to change things? See how confused they are? If you don’t like the leaders, then vote D or R and change them, you kooks.
Luckily for the sane among us (and I feel like “the sane” are dwindling in numbers by the day) The Democrats and Republicans no longer really argue about taxes much.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, seeking to emphasize his deficit-cutting ambitions, is warning Americans that his tax-cut plan might not decrease their tax bills as much as they expect.
Amid a push by the campaign to remind voters of high deficits, Mr. Romney on Wednesday told an Ohio crowd that while he would work for lower tax rates on businesses and individuals, they shouldn’t “be expecting a huge cut in taxes because I’m also going to lower deductions and exemptions.”
Looks like more good policies, regardless of what happens in November.