Originally Posted by tonton
If you don't want to be an American, you can 'opt out'. Yeah, sure it's a lot harder once you've been be benefiting from the services provided to you as an American for many years, but you can do it.
My citizenship is contingent upon my allowance of the government to systematically plunder my property?
Depending on your income level, you actually can opt out of paying US taxes and keep your citizenship, even if you're earning a decent living (definitely not rich), as long as you're paying the local taxes where you live. I don't pay US taxes, as I'm just below the income threshold, and I live very comfortably, TYVM.
You see no problem with the State forcibly removing property from others for your benefit?
No one is forcing you. To say you can't opt out is a lie. But if you want to live in the US, you pay the [expletive] taxes and shut up.
I've seen what happens to people who 'opt out' of paying taxes. It's not pretty.
I want to live in a free society. I will not "shut up" until that comes to pass.
The country was founded on the principle that citizens pay taxes. So do it, or leave the country and find somewhere else comfortable to live where you don't have to pay as much.
Really? That's funny, I thought the income tax was instituted in 1913. Unless you're saying that's when our country was founded?
I'd much rather the statists leave the country and go self destruct somewhere else so a prosperous, free, voluntary society can come about.