Taxation is theft

March 21, 2014, 7:58 am

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The debate "Taxation is theft" was started by tkershaw3 on March 21, 2014, 7:58 am. 21 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 40 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

Najam1 posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
echofrommadiun posted 1 argument, Michelle_M posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

tkershaw3, Ematio, Najam1, Marlize, fodfreddy8, dreclean, lito, SirIntegra and 13 visitors agree.
echofrommadiun, ScorpionHan, Michelle_M, DRockBaker, smartphgeek, neveralone, blue_rayy, M3phisto, mirah_luv, Diogenes_of_Sinope, Nemiroff, dkokkinis and 28 visitors disagree.

Tax money taken by force pays police with money to kill and extort.
Religion donation given by choice pays teachers who neither kill or extort.
Religious donations make police, prostitutes, and even tax collectors extremely angry.

2 years, 4 months ago

It is simple "No taxation with out representation" it is practically theft.

2 years, 4 months ago

Well the argument ive seen for this claim is:

What stops sex being rape? consent.

what stops a job from being slavery? consent.

what stops a transaction from becoming robbery? consent.

And therefore lo and behold, taxation is theft because theres no consent.

This argument is moronic however since if people were "asked" whether or not they wanted to pay tax, nobody would pay it and the country wouldnt function. Therefore down crumbles what little remains of civilisation.

2 years, 6 months ago

Taxes are necessary to provide services that society would not otherwise have a means to pay for. We all appreciate paved interstates, police protection and libraries to name a few - imagine going without the amenities that taxes pay for.

5 years, 7 months ago

Taxation is not theft. It’s our obligation as good citizens. The government has created some regulations regarding taxation in order that the citizens will pay their taxes obediently. It is not theft as the taxes will be returned to the citizens in forms of infrastructures and allowances. So, the citizens are the people who will enjoy the taxes they have paid.

5 years, 9 months ago
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