Re: [atheists-36] Video: 'Health Care That Can Never Be Taken Away'

From: John C.
Sent on: Monday, April 28, 2008 11:44 PM
It's almost midnight, and my energy is gone. I'll try to get back to you later. 
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From: "Tamara" <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Monday, April 28,[masked]:36:13 PM (GMT-0500) America/New_York
Subject: Re: [atheists-36] Video: 'Health Care That Can Never Be Taken Away'

Really? Really?! You're sticking with the argument that taxation is theft.
Well that certainly is an extreme perspective.

Honestly, such an extreme perspective brings those alarming anti-government
militias to mind. 

At this point, it sounds like your problem with Universal Health Care is
really a problem with taxation in general.

We all reap benefits from living in a structured society. We pay for those
benefits with tax dollars. I won't claim that everything the government pays
for is something I want (the Iraq War comes to mind), but this is the
downside to living in such a large society. Not everyone is going to be
happy all the time with everything they do. In the meantime we do get things
I'd rather not go without, like schools, roads, fire departments, etc etc.

I'm interested to hear these other ideas to finance a government. I'm sure
other ideas exist. But are they *good* ideas? That's the question.


On 4/28/08 11:09 PM, "John Conolley" <[address removed]> wrote:

> I don't see how you can deny that taxation is theft. Your hard earned money is
> taken away from you by people you don't know at the point of a gun. That's
> theft. (Don't believe the point of a gun thing? Try not paying your taxes. One
> farmer in Pennsylvania had sixteen men armed with M-16's enter his home and
> seize everything, including the tools of his trade, to pay back taxes.) And
> just because taxation is the only way you've ever heard of to finance a
> government doesn't mean it's the only way. There are other ideas out there.

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