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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    I am absolutely astounded by posts like these. They almost seem anti-American and anti-democratic, because what they're saying is "If other people vote to do things I disagree with, then they are enslaving me."

    Seriously, folks? Do you not understand that in a democracy, you don't always get your way? Is this that hard of a concept?
    I hope you understand this "hard concept" after November when the Republicans have taken back the House and later on the Senate, and you and Obama don't get your way anymore.
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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    I hope you understand the same thing after November when the Republicans have taken back the House and later on the Senate, and you and Obama don't get your way anymore.
    Are you kidding? I lived through the Reagan years and the Bush years and never once claimed that I was a slave.

    That mindset is just, well, silly.

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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Is Taxation Slavery?
    No. Paying taxes is voluntary....as long as you're willing to accept the consequences of not paying. Or, you don't have to work and thus wouldn't be liable for any taxes. Or, you could leave the country and try to find a country that doesn't tax its citizens. Good luck with that last one.
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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    No. Paying taxes is voluntary....as long as you're willing to accept the consequences of not paying. Or, you don't have to work and thus wouldn't be liable for any taxes. Or, you could leave the country and try to find a country that doesn't tax its citizens. Good luck with that last one.
    That's a load of ****ing bull****, that's like saying that if I stick a gun in your face and tell me to give me all of your cash that you are giving me that money voluntarily. The state takes taxes by force that is the exact opposite of voluntary.

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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    This is why I never could stand the libertarian party. Unrealistic expectations.

    And then they wonder why they are seen as a joke by the other parties.

    It can't work in our society, and it never will or happen. It is fantasy.
    Ya because voluntary contractual agreements for goods and services doesn't happen every single day.

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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    I heavily disagree with the concept of corporate personhood, so i would disagree with your statement.
    Why should a group of people as a voluntary contractual collective be entitled to less rights under the Constitution than an individual person? Apparently in your view exercising your right of free association will entail the restriction of the rest of your rights. Do you hold the same view with regards to Unions and various other special interests groups; such as, the ACLU or the NAACP or ACORN?
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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    That's a load of ****ing bull****, that's like saying that if I stick a gun in your face and tell me to give me all of your cash that you are giving me that money voluntarily. The state takes taxes by force that is the exact opposite of voluntary.
    This is why it's very hard to take you people seriously.

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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mell View Post
    What a ridiculous comparison! No, taxation is not the same as slavery, no matter how many far fetched comparisons you come up with.
    At the very least it is theft.

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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    This is why it's very hard to take you people seriously.
    How big does the gang have to be in order for the theft to become legitimate in your opinion?

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    Re: Is Taxation Slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Are you kidding? I lived through the Reagan years and the Bush years and never once claimed that I was a slave.

    That mindset is just, well, silly.
    God help us all. You and I agree on something, but not everything. Then again, the slave part may be coming. I know what the Black Panthers are saying about white people, and how they want to get even for all the mistreatment of their ancestors, done by our ancestors.

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