I wasn't referring to any book.You mention rules you learned in kindergarten and refer to "don't hit people and don't take their stuff".
I too am a big fan of that book and feel it is true wisdom. Lets get the rules straight first
Straw man.There is nothing in there about elevating personal selfishness to your guiding principle in life.
I don't advocate elevating personal selfishness to one's guiding principle. I advocate respecting the body and property my fellow man. That is why I won't support government policies that use force to take the property of my fellow Americans.
Taxation is taking other people's stuff.It does talk about sharing everything. It talks about playing fair. It talks about balance in life. It talks about helping each other and working with others.
That is what you are missing. Yes - don't hit people and don't take what does not belong to you. But personal property can be taxed and that does indeed belong to the peoples government as written in the Constitution and enacted in law.
What was my neighbor's now suddenly no longer belongs to him? Sounds a lot like his stuff was taken.So it is no longer yours and is not your stuff to take.
I'm all for balancing our rights. We all have a right to our body and property, that that must be balanced against everyone else's rights to their body and property.It mentions balance and I have repeatedly taken the position that balance in rights is what it is all about. Rights tend to be things you have to use common sense about - no right to yell FIRE in a crowded theater for example. No right to sacrifice willing virgins upon your religions altar. No right to just walk in and election day and announce you want to vote if you have not complied with the rules and restrictions laid down about voting. Its all about balance the rights of the individual with the 315 million people in society.
Taking what belongs to others is not balancing rights; it is violating rights.
Nope. I'm not leaving. I'm not abandoning the American people to the statist thugs who would enslave them and take their property.We might all be part of the physical world but when I say you live in a different world I am speaking that you have made an intellectual decision to NOT live in this one with its basic rules, regulations, laws, and limits that you object to. Thats okay as people all through history have objected to such things. The Pilgrims also did and they left the society they objected to since they could not change it and came here.
You should use them as your example in this matter since you are NOT going to abolish eminent domain, roll back the clock to allow the freedom to segregate, or abolish taxation.