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Taxes and the need to pay

Post  Thomas Hobbes on Mon May 31, 2010 11:40 am

So while reading your essay as well as listening to a few lectures I have learned that you went to jail because of failure to pay taxes, sorta like an Al Capone thing but not.

I just want to tell you to smarten up and pay your taxes so I won't have to bail you out.
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Post  Henry David Thoreau on Mon May 31, 2010 11:45 am

It is unjust to support an unjust cause by paying taxes to the unjust cause. The war over slave land in Mexico purely for the benefit of the upper class slave owners and is a disgrace to the Civil Liberties of the African Americans in bondage. The paying of the Poll tax to support this barbaric culture is unethical.
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Post  Thomas Hobbes on Mon May 31, 2010 11:59 am

In a democracy it is crucial that everyone follows the lead of the elected government or it will create an unbalance of power. If people only payed taxes if the government only did what they wanted then the government would get no tax which undermines the idea of democracy and put the state into anarchy. Just because someone does not believe that we should fund an arts program does not mean they should not pay taxes because it goes against something they believe in. however if you want to make a change organize a demonstration or a movement that will make it beneficial for the government to act according to your ideals.


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Post  Henry David Thoreau on Mon May 31, 2010 12:01 pm

Are you comparing funding the arts to funding a war to increase slave land? Thats horrific.
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Post  Thomas Hobbes on Mon May 31, 2010 12:02 pm

Yes I am but it's not like I worship the Devil here, I'm just calling it as I see it, I am sorry if it is not all rainbows and butterfly's.
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Post  Henry David Thoreau on Mon May 31, 2010 12:05 pm

That is only because the Devil worships you. Any support of the barbaric government who only gives the votes to the lighter half of there citizens and gives the darker half the right to be owned as a slave is vary undemocratic at best.
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Post  God on Mon May 31, 2010 12:10 pm

Don't be so hard on the slave trade and have mercy on those who create great inequality among men as they know not what they do.

After all slavery was in the bible, however there were direct rules of how it should be implemented to not create an oppression of one group of people on the next. Unfortunately this has all been forgotten.
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Post  Niccolo_Machiavelli on Mon May 31, 2010 12:13 pm

Wow I take a lady out for a nice time and you two go at each other like cats and dogs...

God has really taken sides on this forum hasn’t he, eh Thoreau?

As much as I believe the oppression of one group of people on the next is wrong i believe there is a better way then to erode the idea of democracy by breaking the law. I believe that with better actions and lobbying for one idea and gaining influence among the people it would be better.
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Post  God on Mon May 31, 2010 12:20 pm

I am on no one's side I am above you all. Cool
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Post  Thomas Hobbes on Mon May 31, 2010 12:24 pm

Thank You God!

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You have to do better then this
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Post  Henry David Thoreau on Mon May 31, 2010 12:24 pm

You don't even believe in God!
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Post  Thomas Hobbes on Mon May 31, 2010 12:24 pm

I believe him when he is on my side.
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Post  Niccolo_Machiavelli on Mon May 31, 2010 12:27 pm

You two bicker like the twins I entertained last weekend. lol!
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