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Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Quipling, Dec 24, 2017.
This quote is old but always timely
This is my general reply to anyone that supports higher taxation:
"You're perfectly free and within your right to donate as much money as you like to your local, state, or federal treasury. But you don't have the right to demand more of my money and property to solve whatever ill's you think need solving.
It is a good quote, but ironic coming from Fry who got offended and ran off twitter.
I can't find it in it's entirety but Penn Jilette (a guy I enjoy immensely despite disagreeing with him on some points) had a bit at YALcon a few years ago where he explained his conversion to Libertarianism. Imperfect analogies but he said it boiled down to two things:
"If it's wrong to punish someone who has done nothing wrong, then it's wrong to reward someone who has done nothing right."
"The government has a monopoly on force and, if we're truly a government of the people, I shouldn't want them to do anything I wouldn't do. Would I use force or threat of force to stop a murder? Yes. A rape? Yes. A robbery? Well, yeah. Yeah sure. Would I use force to secure funding for a library?"
Except for the taxes that buy military hardware, or pay police, or teachers, or firefighters, or the taxes you pay to SS, and Medicare.
Basically where 75% of your taxes go.
But Bernie wants free stuff right?