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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    'Definition of ANARCHY
    1a : absence of government
    b : a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority'
    Yes, a state of lawlessness. That would be this:
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    What I should do is do what I think is right at all times - whether that coincides with the laws of the land or not.

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    I wish you people would learn what words mean before you use them.
    Yes, I wish "you people" would!!!


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    Who's childish?!?
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Yes, a state of lawlessness. That would be this:



    Yes, I wish "you people" would!!!


    Who's childish?!?
    So now you put words in people's mouths as well.

    And you don't just say I said something.

    You take my quotes and insert your own words into them to make it look like I typed them.

    Veeeery mature...not.



    Yup...you are definitely someone I should not waste my time on in the future.


    Have a nice day.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    No ... Its the law, and part of being part of a society ...

    Patriotism is stupid.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    So now you put words in people's mouths as well.

    Yup...you are definitely someone I should not waste my time on in the future.

    Have a nice day.
    They are your own words - check the posts I quoted.

    All I did was emphasize the parts you seem to have missed or ignored. If you don't like the message you opined then I suggest you refrain from using it in the future.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    You're going directly against the survival of the country. Say you pay $20,000 in taxes yearly. What if a bridge project was $20,000 short (that would be paid by your taxes) and the bridge collapsed during that year? Is that just tough luck because you were too selfish to aid in the survival of your country? Treason
    So it's treason because I didn't pay my taxes?? That makes no sense at all.

    What if we had to make drastic cuts in our military because a band of citizens refused to pay their taxes? We then get invaded and don't have the manpower to fight the threat and America crumbles. Treason.
    Oh please, that is still not treason. All you have proven is that people abuse the word treason for the same reasons they use the word patriotic.

    You have underestimated the importance of taxes
    I don't underestimate the importance of taxes at all I just don't accept the model the government has decided to collect them, how much they take, and what they spend it on.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    So it's treason because I didn't pay my taxes?? That makes no sense at all.



    Oh please, that is still not treason. All you have proven is that people abuse the word treason for the same reasons they use the word patriotic.



    I don't underestimate the importance of taxes at all I just don't accept the model the government has decided to collect them, how much they take, and what they spend it on.
    Exactly, by the logic of most people - if the government raises income tax rates to 50, 60, 70, 90% for everyone...we are supposed to pay them no matter what...simply because it is the law and complain to their Congressmen/women if they don't like it (like that is going to do anything)?

    Ridiculous.

    Not all laws are just or should be followed.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I don't underestimate the importance of taxes at all I just don't accept the model the government has decided to collect them, how much they take, and what they spend it on.
    You can disagree all you want - it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    You can disagree all you want - it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
    So basically you are saying its perfectly fine if the government jails me because I fail to give them my money. That doesn't make a whole lot of sense either.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Exactly, by the logic of most people - if the government raises income tax rates to 50, 60, 70, 90% for everyone...we are supposed to pay them no matter what...simply because it is the law and complain to their Congressmen/women if they don't like it (like that is going to do anything)?

    Ridiculous.

    Not all laws are just or should be followed.
    Which is why there is free choice and options you can exercise.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    So basically you are saying its perfectly fine if the government jails me because I fail to give them my money. That doesn't make a whole lot of sense either.
    Yup - jail you. Incarcerate you. Imprison you. Lock you away.

    It makes perfect sense. You violate the law - you pay the price. You know this going in and you opt to do it anyways knowing the consequences.

    You want to break the law to make a point of how unjust it is - fine. Part of that is going to jail.

    And that too makes perfect sense.
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