Discussion in 'Politics' started by Sallow, Jun 6, 2011.
Simple yes or no.
Depends on stance Sallow....
If one subscribes to a collectivist society , taxation is an essential catalyst to civility
If one sunscribes to a libertarian society, taxation is a mandatory obligation only the uncivil misfits would need take advantage of
All governments are collectivist..with the possible exception of anarchy. And that's not really government. It's the absence of government.
So, two here think it's not socialism?
How would you explain that?
I voted no, but only because your wording left me unable to vote yes.
First, there is the dictionary definition of socialism that doesn't even require 'taxation' since everything is already owned by the government.
But even if I ignore that, it's still not socialism until the taxes are used to promote the general welfare. For example, taxation occurs under feudalism too.
So taxes used to promote a military isn't socialism?
That qualifies as promoting the general welfare. Few things undermine the 'general welfare' quite like an invading army.
It's not fully socialism. It's more of a general form a tyranny.
I'm taxed by the Fed to pay for things I find utterly useless and sometimes immoral. My only option to avoid this is to leave the country. Iv'e been around, I haven't seen a better place.
However if I'm taxed at the state level, I actually can just pack up and leave the state. It may suck, but I can either work to get what I want or go somewhere where what I want is in place.
Initially Fed taxation was illegal, once that changed, everything started to move into the hands of the government.
No. Taxation is taxation.
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