Sunday, December 8, 2013

Chapman v. R. Lee Wrights on Taxes

Chapman v. R. Lee Wrights on Taxes

From the R. Lee Wrights Campaign Website:

"If the legislation increases taxes; takes property without consent; centralizes economic or political power in anyone other than the individual; limits personal or family choices; removes personal, corporate, or government accountability; mandates the purchase of a product or service; increases the size, power, or scope of government; creates more non-violent criminals out of harmless people; violates property rights; subsidizes an industry; invades individual privacy; exports more warfare to countries that haven’t harmed us; restricts an individual’s natural right to self determination or personal defense; marginalizes people because of their personal choices, actions, or circumstances; manipulates, uses force, interferes, or restricts the voluntary interactions between peaceful people; or in any way attempts to separate an individual’s personal freedom from the individual’s economic freedom…. I oppose it.
If the legislation helps restore or retain every individual’s natural right to interact freely and peacefully in unobstructed markets with other individuals so long as one individual doesn’t use force or fraud against another… I support it.
I do not apologize for this view.

One Response to Where I Stand On Any Legislation"

Gene's reply:  I direct your attention to the first word's of Mr. Wrights' statement:  "If the legislation increases taxes . . . ."

Clearly, Mr. Wrights believes in the current tax system's right to exist, else he would say, "taxes should not exist," as I propose.  He believes in the right for the state to enslave the individual, one would conclude.  If it has the right to tax, then it has the right to use force against the individual.  As a Tolstoyan-Gandhian Libertarian, I do not believe the state has the moral right to exist, much less use force against individuals at any level.  I hold the Rothbardian view that the state should be something we seek to abolish, not compromise with. The very "legislation" Mr. Wrights assumes in his statement should not exist, so that we may live the Kingdom conception of life, as proposed by Leo Tolstoy's famous book, "The Kingdom Of God Is Within You."

My position presupposes all his other points.

Gene Chapman
[(Endorsed by Dr. Noam Chomsky (Intellectual of the Age), Dr. Ravindra Kumar (World's Most Prominent Gandhian Intellectual) and Bishop T. D. Jakes (World Renowned Pastor)]