[Vision2020] Taxpayer Rights
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Fri May 11 07:43:19 PDT 2007
It takes a special kind of hubris, a terrific form of arrogance, to propose an analogy that attempts to equate slavery and the civil disobedience -- revolt -- required to end it, and the burdens of being a white guy who thinks he pays too much in taxes.keelyDate: Thu, 10 May 2007 21:54:24 -0700From: donovanjarnold2005 at yahoo.comTo: thansen at moscow.com; vision2020 at moscow.comSubject: Re: [Vision2020] Taxpayer RightsHansen writes: "If limits were to be imposed against the “democratic majority”, how would it be decided who imposes these limitations?" How about a social contract (Constitution) and Judicial Branch that limits what the majority can force the minority to do, unalienable rights that cannot be voted away, even by a 9/10 majority? In cases of taxes, how about a limit of 50% of one's total earned wealth? How about an alternative MAXIMUM taxed limit so you got something left? "Nobody has the right to hand-pick which laws they will abide by and which laws (or zoning codes) they will ignore, not even the minority." They don't? So a slave has no right to freedom if the majority says he/she does not? You have no right to oppose the will of the majority that may wish to euthanize your wife or mother? How about infanticide, murder, or torture of animals?
Are there no moral or ethical values which you see as being above the law written by humans? Slavery in your view then, was right, and slaves had no right to object or flee their society created social roles handed to them by the vote of the majority? Interesting perspective, please elaborate Hansen. Best, Donovan Tom Hansen <thansen at moscow.com> wrote: Arnold stated: “Am I wrong to think that there should be some limits placed on what the democratic majority can do to the minority taxpayer that just feels completely
robbed and stripped of the fruits of their hard labor?” If limits were to be imposed against the “democratic majority”, how would it be decided who imposes these limitations? It is really very, very simple. The very foundation of our government is utilitarian in concept, the belief that most of the people know what is best for most of the people most of the
time – rule by majority. Nobody has the right to hand-pick which laws they will abide by and which laws (or zoning codes) they will ignore, not even the minority. Seeya round town, Moscow. Tom Hansen Moscow, Idaho "The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it."- Abbie Hoffman =======================================================List services made available by First Step Internet, serving the communities of the Palouse since 1994. http://www.fsr.net mailto:Vision2020 at moscow.com=======================================================
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