Now, are you going to back up your assertion? If not, I am going to go ahead and claim that argument over and that the loss of it is yours. Unless, of course, you can back up your claim
Also, thanks for conceding the point about whether charity can keep up with the needs of the financially handicapped, per post 445.
Last edited by tacomancer; 07-15-10 at 09:16 PM.
However, if you wish to persist in this illogical argument in an attempt to win, feel free.
Ultimately though, charity is charity and government taxation is just that, in terms of its effect, the source does not matter. The fact that you think it does, speaks volumes about the depths about the consistency contained in your personal philosophy.
Taxation isn't slavery unless all or close to is taxed. You are working for yourself, but a portion of the taxed money is used for various purposes which also goes to helping other people. You are not explicitly working for other people. You are working for yourself but a part of the income also goes to helping other people as one of the various uses. You are also not even forced to work. When you do work, the incentive is for yourself and it does benefit yourself but a portion of it goes to other purposes other than yourself.
When saints are just dead sinners amended and revised, no wonder why greed and humiliation become the norms to bound and regulate mankind.