Final Challenge to Socialists

Terry Donaghe (
Fri, 11 Dec 1998 07:42:01 +1100 (EST)

In order for socialism to exist, the government must use violence to force it's citizens to pay taxes.

Whether you agree that citizens have a right to money or property, you can't disagree that the government takes it's taxes by force (violence).

I therefore challenge any socialist/collectivist on this list to explain how violence against individuals by the government is an Extropian act. If you agree that violence against individuals is not consistent with Extropianism, then why are you defending socialism?

I also posit that Any attempt to defend socialism is also a defense of the government's use of violence against individuals.


Terry Donaghe:
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