Michael Steele says taxes are voluntary.
Michael Steele of MSNBC thinks taxes are voluntary. He claims people are not forced to pay taxes. His position is hopelessly contradictory. Ultimately he admits that force is used and that a forced action is quite different from an unforced action.
Where does the confusion come from? It comes from confusing two concepts that sound alike but are quite different. The first is free will, which is a characteristic that everybody has by nature. It is a characteristic of humans to be able to think or not think, to decide to do something or not do it. We are born this way. The second concept is a free action or voluntary action which means that you take the action free of coercion or threat of coercion. This second concept is important because it differentiates between two very different kinds of actions, those that you are forced to take and those you are not forced to take and thus, take freely. To the extent that you confuse these two concepts(free will and actions you take freely) your thinking will not make sense and you'll end up contradicting yourself. This I think, is what happened to Mr. Steel.
As I have mentioned previously, Mr. Steel should be commended for being willing to have his views examined. I appreciate his openness and willingness to reason. Ultimately, a willingness to reason is the best chance all of us have to rid ourselves of mistaken thinking. Part 3
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