Re: Information & Power /Alexandria library

Michael S. Lorrey (
Mon, 03 May 1999 11:19:11 -0400

Randall Randall wrote:

> I've lately thought that on Sun, 02 May 1999, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> >Use tax dollars to pay for the wholesale ripoff of millions of people's
> >copyright rights?
> If you support theft by State grant (copyright), why not taxes? Theft
> is theft, right?

Since copyright is simply state recognition that ideas that are original and originate with me belong to me (a Natural Right as per the 9th Amendment), while taxes are a right delegated to the state by the people, all tax law must comply with the letter and spirit of that delegation. Income tax is not a constitutional delegation of that power, which is why it is explicitly a voluntary system which the government forces people to volunteer through the widespread use of the Social Security and Nationalized Banking systems. Apples and Oranges.

Mike Lorrey