Ican, are you saying that you're opposed to all forms of taxation, or only the graduated income tax?
Your rant is so far from rationality, and has so little to do with what the constitution is, and from whence it derives, that any contention on your part about others "growing" by adopting your hare-brained notions is laughably absurd.
You don't get it, Ican't, and i am sad to say that i don't believe you ever will.
We need a lunatic rants forum here, to which such nonsense can be transferred after the screed has been posted, in all it's tedious lunacy . . .
Do the words...
...delusions of grandeur...
...mean anything to anyone involved here?
Can anyone suggest reasons why those words should pop into my head at this point?
well the word delusions seems to fit, but i am not so sure about the grandeur.
As I said very early in Ican's arrival here at A2K -- my guess was that he would go on and on ... and that Ican goes on to something new.
He then would go into a fringe-right conservative screed attacking the concept of lending a helping hand to the less fortunate -- and talk about the pernicious envy of certain, unidentified people.
Folks, here in Ican's last few posts, you have the third element.
Will those in need benefit from that outcome? I think not! It will only increase the number in need. The proven way to help those in need is to personally help them prosper as independent achievers. That benefits all. Their achievements will create more opportunities for everyone to prosper.
How shall we help them prosper? Provide them a way to enable them and especially their kids to escape the mediocre or worse education currently victimizing them. How do we do that? Certainly not by rewarding the mediocre or worse education systems with more money. No, the ideal method is to allow each tax paying individual to donate half his federal tax payment to a private voucher system of his choice. Why half? Well currently more than half the federal budget consists of wealth transfers. Less than half is the cost of securing our freedoms and discouraging collisions of various kinds. Why donate to a voucher system? Because that will give those in need choice of educational systems and an escape from their victimization by virtual education monopolies.