Your right to life means someone cannot take your life except in certain circumstances. It does not mean someone has to take affirmative steps to preserve your life.
Inidividuals should be billed for water usage. It costs money to purify and deliver and if you're on the hook for your personal usage you might act in ways that conserves water.
And frankly it's not like it's a huge expense. I think I pay about $10/month to the local water company.
Quo usque tandem abutere, Trump, patientia nostra?
As taco said, it is illegal to.collect the water that falls on your house in many areas.
And requiring people to pay someone else to sleep legally is govt enforced parasitism. Otherwise I could sleep in my RV for free.
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
In your system, what does the basis for taxation come from? Labor!
In your system, where does that taxation get used? On more labor!
Your system requires the labor of others.
"Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. . . . Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness."
~Orwell, Politics and the English Language
Walmart advertises, they'll provide $250 billion worth of new US production. That's one company trying to rebuild public image, with a $.25 trillion dollars. Yet half of the citizens of Detroit can't afford freaking water, something is wrong.
A socialist gov't isn't the answer but it's going to become a necessity if corporations don't put something back in, instead of leveraging their ability to hoard money. Starbucks is going to start offering a free college education to its employees.
Paying workers more, with better benefits would be a big step in the right direction, and stimulate the economy dramatically putting funds in the hands of spenders.
Last edited by grip; 06-23-14 at 01:12 PM.
Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."