CreateDebate


Debate Info

5
10
Theft Not Theft
Debate Score:15
Arguments:10
Total Votes:17
More Stats

Argument Ratio

side graph
 
 Theft (5)
 
 Not Theft (6)

Debate Creator

zlUnreal(157) pic



Is Taxation Theft?

Please explain why you think Taxation is or is not Theft. 

Theft

Side Score: 5
VS.

Not Theft

Side Score: 10

People don't donate tax of their own volition. It is taken from them without their consent. That's the definition of theft.

Side: Theft
Antifa(34) Disputed
1 point

People don't donate tax of their own volition. It is taken from them without their consent. That's the definition of theft.

I have heard a lot of right wingers say the exact same thing. Are you a right winger?

Side: Not Theft

It's "legal" theft.

------------------

------------------

------------------

Side: Theft
1 point

For me it's absoluetly theft. Why pay for things that already exist or for people who are lazy to find a job? There are jobs for everyone, but if doesn't suit your 'dreams', then sorry, but we live in a society...

http://ecoenergy.com.pl/

Side: Theft
1 point

Theft is the unlawful taking of what's yours , taxation is lawful therefore not theft

Side: Not Theft
1 point

As the taxation on the earnings of private citizens and the profits of business concerns forms part of the legal system of rules of most nations the collection of taxes is a legitimate function of governments.

It is however, illegal for individuals or corporations to evade paying their 'just and lawful' taxes and morally wrong to avoid paying them.

Tax revenue is necessary to finance, defence, infrastructure, education, social housing, health services, ( either partially or wholly) and other social considerations such as benefit handouts.

Without taxes to fund the aforementioned services we would end up like the many failed Muslim and African nations of the world with our citizens joining them in migrating to the more ordered and prosperous countries of Europe.

Side: Not Theft
1 point

NOT theft. That doesn't mean the funds raised cannot be stolen by those with the money to buy LAWS! This country could not exist without FUNDS.

Think we'll save money by turning taxation over to each state?? In the favorite words of outlaw60, LMMFAO! 50 governments, 50 times the number of idiots TO steal the money, and most states will be taxing MORE than the U.S. Government just too stay afloat! No government help when they have an unexpected disaster? No help with roads and highways? No help with schools and hospitals? Can you say "STATE taxes are going to have to go WAY up"?? Again, outhouse60, LMMFAO!

At least, in our system, the tax money doesn't go directly to the church "controllers". Our founding fathers saw to that ... for now!

Side: Not Theft
0 points

How can tax be theft when you sign up for it. Assuming you have a job or career, you would filled out the same W-4 most Americans have to fill out. You know it is coming and time to adjust accordingly. I believe a better question is "Is taxes to high". That is an argument I can stand with. Even in early democratic societies taxes were laid out just way more corruption. It is a way better system now but far from one that is great.

Side: Not Theft
BettertonYou(5) Disputed
1 point

You fill out the W-4 because you are forced to. If you don't sign up to pay taxes, you face prosecution. I don't think that taxation is theft, but it is something that people are forced into.

Side: Not Theft
JaceCarsonne(91) Disputed
1 point

The act of "signing up" for it isn't voluntary. You don't really get the choice, in the same vein that you can "not have insurance", but you're violating certain code if you make that decision. It is theft disguised as privilege.

Side: Theft