Is it Moral to steal

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    Is it Moral to steal one mans property to give to another man? Is it Moral to take MORE of one man's property because he has more, than another man's property for the common good?

    Is it Moral to force those that can work and will work to pay for those that refuse to work?
     
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    Is it Moral to steal one mans property to give to another man? - It depends.

    Is it Moral to take MORE of one man's property because he has more, than another man's property for the common good? - It depends.

    Is it Moral to force those that can work and will work to pay for those that refuse to work? - No. And before you start spouting off about socialism, that "no" is exactly what Marx wrote.
     
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    How can you force a person to work if they will work willingly?

    That makes no sense at all.

    It is never moral to steal.
    It is never moral for one man to determine whether another man should or shouldn't have what he worked for. It leads to corruption and tyranny.
     
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    interesting...
     
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    stealing is immoral, though some may find it necessary to survive.
     
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    Depends. Can you give us more data?

    Yes. But again, it might not be depending on circumstances

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    it seems to my your yes to 2 and No to 3 are contradicting.

    if it is moral to take from those who have to give to those who dont, then how is it not moral to force those who can work to pay for those who wont?

    it is the same damn thing IMO
     
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    Well we sorted out the absolutists and the relativists :cool:
     
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    Depends? Forcing one man to pay Higher tax percentage just because he makes more is always wrong. It is immoral as hell.

    If it is wrong to force those that can work to pay for those that won't work, then taking more of one persons money then another is the same thing.
     
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    If you think that progressive tax scales are immoral then explain why they are.

    Giving money to bludgers who won't work is a separate policy issue.
     

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