Do you advocate the use of violence against me, for refusing to fund violence against you?
Nope--I'm only looking for voluntary participants. That's why I'm in favour of free movement across borders so that people can live under whichever jurisdiction they want. I also think that having a good variety of jurisdictions is beneficial, provided that none of them prevent people from exiting should they so desire. But people have to commit to jurisdictions--no living in one and keeping all your money offshore to avoid its laws. I'm not inherently opposed to meta-jurisdictions but they not to be worked out carefully and typically will result in overlaps by design. It's still not a perfect system because some issues addressing societies automatically transcend any boundaries, such as epidemiology. But at this point in history I believe it's a good balance.
Paying tax is a self incriminating process.
most people have never paid tax, it's gone before you get your hands on it.
Not sure how it is where you live, but where I live those of us running businesses pay tax ourselves after we calculate our profits.
When hard money comes back they will cease to exist in the most part because they no longer have to the power to expand uncontrollably without tax-payer say-so. They will hate bitcoin inherently no matter how you spin it. If you can convince them that bitcoin is good for govt., go ahead, it will be the greatest trojan horse attack in history.
First of all, it's very hard to interact with any of this because you consistently fail to differentiate between the american government and other governments. But it's quite naive to believe that either will be "ceasing to exist" presently. If I draw on my limited knowledge of american history, the great depression was a big deal, but it didn't cause the government to blink out of existence. Actions have consequences, and there has been some massive financial mismanagement, particularly in america, but these sorts of things lead to changes in administrations and shifts in voting sentiment, not to elimination of governments. Just like at Iceland for a prime example. If you believe otherwise, put your money where your mouth is. I and probably a lot of other people would be happy to take your money over the idea that government will cease to exist in any major country within the next 20 years. If this isn't what you meant, then it's probably time to tone down the rhetoric because the thermostat is set too high.
Whatever else you believe you must realise that most people today are not anarchists, and therefore participate willingly in modern democracies despite their flaws.
So NO ... there is NO exaggeration here .. this is all technical facts from history and government records.
If there's no current internet rule about the correlation between all-caps and exaggeration, I hereby claim it!COLEMAN'S RULE: ALL claims containing ALL CAPS exaggerate, INCLUDING THIS ONE
I suggest eMansipater and friends fork the bitcoin client code to automatically send a percentage of each transaction to the government.
Sorry em3rgentOrder, we're too busy trying to do this with banknotes
Anyone who wants to change the operation of the bitcoin network can just FORK OFF.