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“A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.” ― Milton Friedman

Maybe we do have another civil war going on…

on June 1, 2011

The strange thing about our current dispute between fellow Americans is that some of us want to put ourselves into slavery instead of trying to get rid of it.  They want us all to be slaves of the State, pay our taxes to the government and be taken care of by them, thus enslaving ourselves to it.

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13 responses to “Maybe we do have another civil war going on…

  1. soapster says:

    "They want us all to be slaves of the State…."Which begs the question why people send their kids to public schools.

  2. Beth says:

    Because we can chose which cities to live in based on the school's reputation.

  3. soapster says:

    That's no more a choice than picking between DishNetwork and DirecTV or Coke and Pepsi.

  4. Yes, there is a sort of civil war going on in America right now. So far, the war isn't armed.

  5. dmarks says:

    Good comments at Dave The Mission, against Tim who was engaging in mindless Bush bashing at the same time he was bashing our troops.

  6. Beth says:

    Thanks, dmarks. Did you notice that Dave shut the discussion down? That is why I got rid of his blog from my blog list.

  7. Dave Miller says:

    Oh Beth, I was just hitting the road and was not going to be able to mind it for a few days…

  8. Beth says:

    You didn't mention that Dave at your blog, what was I to think?

  9. Dave Miller says:

    Sorry Beth… I've had some folks lately leaving some pretty ugly stuff not only there, but on my ministry blog as well.Since a variety of folks, including young people, read both, I felt it was best, at least on the more political posts, to do that.It had nothing to do with you or Tim…You know I've always pretty much allowed the discussion to go freely because folks understand that since I am not be using a certain type of language, they need to keep it clean.Unfortunately, a couple of commenters/spammers can't seem to adhere to that standard.

  10. Matt says:

    Slaves to the state is about right. They won't call it that, but the reality will match.

  11. Z-man says:

    The income tax makes us slaves to the State as I keep saying.

  12. Beth says:

    Of course some taxation is necessary for the government to fulfill it's Constitutional duty to provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare, but give them an inch and they'll take a mile and think they need to take all your money and spend it for you! Because they think they know better than you!

  13. Z-man says:

    There should be no income tax period. There are alot of other taxes where they can get their revenue from (think of them all). If I work for you or provide a service for you and you pay me an agreed upon rate what business is it of the government's? Where Republicans and Democrats are the same is that they both believe in the income tax the only difference being is how high it should be. It's all a part of liberalism in the end.

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