---Samael <Samael@dial.pipex.com> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Terry Donaghe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: 11 December 1998 01:35
> Subject: Final Challenge to Socialists
> >In order for socialism to exist, the government must use violence to
> >force it's citizens to pay taxes.
> I would contend that individual citizens refusing to pay tax is an
> theft against all people. (the basic items from which all else is
> belonging to everyone). An act of theft can be reasonably met with
> threat of violence to return that which has been stolen.
Sheesh! That's a pretty circular argument there, buddy. If the money (taxes) belongs to the people, why does the government have to steal it? If the money (taxes) belong to the people, why not leave it with the people?
Obviously you have very little respect for the individual. Your argue that both money and property are a lie. Further, you posit that the government has the right to steal these nonexistent entities to redistribute the nonexistent entities to poor people who don't have enough of these nonexistent entities.
I'm afraid that makes no sense whatsoever.
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