CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS: If this is not THEFT, what is?
I want to get elected. I don't have the funds. So you give your money to me and I use it to denigrate my opponent so that I can get elected. You have been robbed by way of wealth redistribution.
ONE PERSON,ONE VOTE: CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS are grand larceny because they redistribute wealth and they buy influence, otherwise known as bribery. We, as citizens, are limited to having one vote. Campaign contributors get three [at least] votes, a-the support by way of the contribution; b-the influence that the money bought [the fruit of the bribe] c-the vote at the polls.
MEDICARE: The government takes 1.45% of everything I make and applies it to the medicare account of the whole country. Then, when I finally get to be eligible for medicare, the government makes me pay $94.00 per month for medicare coverage. So did they steal the original 1.45% or are they stealing the $1,000.00 per year that they are taking from me now? Or is it THEFT X 2?
MERCENARIES: Paying XE for its services is a redistribution of my "wealth" that I definitely consider to be THEFT.
RECONSTRUCTION CARPET BAGGERS: Halliburton, Kellogg, et al. Redistribution of wealth on a grand scale. Grand Larceny scale.
INCOME TAX ON SERIES E "SAVINGS" BONDS: Here's the deal. Buy $10,000.00 of series E federal bonds in 2000. Redeem them for 11,750.00 in 2010. Pay the IRS capital gains tax on the $ 1,750.00. The government thrives on the income from stolen money. You let them use your 10 grand for ten years. They pay you interest and then take back a portion in income tax.
PROFESSIONAL SPORTS STADIA: Billionnaire Joe Blow who owns the NFL "Sour Nectar Hummingbirds" wants a new stadium. Does he invest in it? Hell no! He steals the money from the residents of his business hinterland and doesn't improve the quality of the team. Aggravated Grand Larceny.
MILITARY PARAPHERNALIA: Proliferation of redundant military hardware. The Air Force has the F-xx. The Navy is jealous, so it wants the N-xxx. The Marines get their noses out of joint and they demand an extra, super deluxe G-AAAxxx, or else. This Jesse James and Billy the Kid competition has got to stop. I am sick and tired of being RIPPED OFF.
As a country here's what we do: 3 fighters; 3 transports, three helicopters; three drones. All of them the same color, take it or leave it.
PORK BARREL: You want pork? Go kill your own pig. Leave mine alone. Redistribute the wealth in your own district. If you can't steal their money, you sure as hell ain't gonna get mine.
WAR: pre-emptive: THEFT OF $; THEFT OF CHILDREN; THEFT OF PARENTS. STOP IT. GET OUT.
POST-WAR REPARATIONS: I didn't ask you to go to war. Don't steal my money to fix your mistake.
SELF-DEFENSE WAR: They started it. Part of loosing is rebuilding to repair the arrogance of the invader.
INFRASTRUCTURE: Do I have to pay for a road, bridge or port repair 3,000 miles away? No. So don't steal it from me.
GASOLINE TAX: You steal 24.8 cents per gallon from me to spread around to my fellow citizens all around the country. Then you tell me that you can do nothing about the cost of gasoline. My roads are still full of pot holes and my bridges are still unsafe. I can only conclude that this redistribution of wealth is GRAND LARCENY.
Remember: If you charge me to pay again for something that I have a right to own because you took my money in the first place, you are the criminal, not me. You owe me, not vice versa. [Cfr. Social Security; Medicare]
Notice that these are the things that form our accustomed way of life. Let's be honest with ourselves and examine the ways to change them too.