A recent article considered various taxation system to find the one that was the most efficient. However, taxation is not an issue of efficiency. It is a moral issue. What gives one group of people the right to take income off another group of people and spend it as they wish?
- If I take your car with permission, that is theft.
- If I take your car with permission and give it to someone that I think needs it more than you, I am still a thief.
- If ten tough men surround you and force you to give your car to some they think needs it, that is theft and assault.
- If the president of the gang was democratically elected, it is still theft.
I don’t get it.
How can an election turn thieves into honourable people?
They will say that people who vote for them have given them permission to tax their income. If that is their justification, they should only be able to tax those who have voted for them, because they are the only ones have given them permission.
If elections are a process for turning thieves into honourable people, they could be dangerous to your health?