A Socialist. He was all for the people.
The flame that is between us could set every soul on fire. I would love to take that heat and let's fill the whole world with desire.
Sophie B. Hawkins
I draw the line before analogising the government to a band of people victimising an individual through violence. I'll stop there.The real scenario you have to ask yourself is this:
- Is it morally ethical for someone to come up to you, and take your wallet? What if they needed the money?
- Is it morally ethical for a gang of 5 people to come up to you, and take your wallet? What if they needed the money?
What about 100 people? A thousand? At what point does it become ok for a group of people to confiscate the property of another group of people? Where do you draw the line?
I will provide historical references upon request.
Will the state use zero force or violence when they kick down your door and haul your ass off to jail when you don't pay your taxes?
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"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
I would request evidence of the US stealing from it's citizens.I will provide historical references upon request.
As a libertarian Im not surprised you're referring to a century prior as a model future.Uh, me? Prior to 1913 we had zero income tax, and we were doing pretty well.
Maybe you could explain how it is different? I see no difference. Perhaps you believe that all government actions are moral and of the people?
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Dumb question. Jesus wasn't a big fan of politics. Just read the Gospel of Mark.
The Crowd is not the sum of its parts.