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Paying taxes is fair?

Taxation has evolved from Late Medieval Robbing Knights, who became kings. They would build a gate-like castle on a place people had to pass through, at river crossings or roads to get to markets or harbors. To pass through the town a levy was imposed to 'enjoy the protection the town offered'. But the tax collectors were armed and had special guards. If you did not pay they would beat you up and throw you out of town. So in fact, taxation is the same money the Mafia levies to shake down small business people. If you do not pay they will destroy your shop and beat you up. The police will come to get your taxes today! When you do not pay they will throw you in jail. What is the difference?
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Tax collectors are the same way today.

That is the point of the little article. Governments use undue force to collect taxes. But a government that prints its own money decides the value of that money and has illimited use of that value, of that money. Does a government need do raise money by demanding taxes? I do not think so!

There is a province in my country with no tax. (Alberta) lucky fuckers. Although maybe Kenney will change that.

Living Language, Dead Language

living language dead language

There is a clear distinction between a living and a dead language. A dead language no longer has native speakers, and therefore the language no longer changes.
A living language is exposed to changes every day and that is how it should be!

Religion can also be alive or dead. And a dead religion does not change, or not anymore. But there is a big difference, a language with native speakers is by definition a living language. But a religion with followers is not always alive.

If dogmata within a religion are fixed in such a way that changes only lead to the exclusion of the person who advocates change, then the religion in question is soon to die, or has already died!
It may take years, decades or even centuries before the confessors find out that their religion is dead, but the death certificate has long ago been signed!

levende taal dode taal

Er is een duidelijke distinctie tussen een levende en een dode taal. Een dode taal heeft geen moedertaal sprekers meer, en daarom verandert de taal niet meer.
Een levende taal staat dagelijks aan veranderingen bloot en zo hoort het ook!

Ook een religie kan levend of dood zijn. En een dode religie verandert niet, of niet meer. Maar er is een groot verschil, een taal met moedertaal sprekers is per definitie een levende taal. Maar een religie met volgelingen is niet altijd levend.

Wanneer dogmata binnen een religie zo vastliggen dat veranderingen alleen maar leiden tot de exclusie van degene die verandering voorstaat, dan is de betrokken religie ten dode opgeschreven, of al overleden! Het kan nog jaren, decennia of zelfs eeuwen duren voor ook de belijders er achter komen dat hun religie dood is, maar het overlijdensattest is dan al lang ondertekend!