Then why did you (in a rather smarmy way) bring it up if you didn't know?Because the condecension with which you responded to a Canadian citizen about an obscure fact in US History was completely childish and unnecessary. You acted as though simply EVERYONE should know about off-the-books income taxes implemented and outlawed in the 19th century. To insult someone for not knowing something that is not common knowledge is something that you should be called out on, because it makes you look petty and really has nothing to do with the argument at hand.
This just makes you sound like you're pissed because someone was better informed than you.You've taken a thread about the work force and turned it into your domineering, opinionated manifesto about your extra special form of libertarianism which has nothing to do with the Libertarian party. Essentially you're being nasty to people for not thinking exactly like you and specializing in what you specialize in.
So the income tax during the Civil War was an unofficial income tax? You're really being intransigent.The only FACT here is that the official income tax was instituted in 1913.
I'm sorry. I didn't realize that we were supposed to take the "merits" of communism and fascism seriously in 2009.And as for being gracious? Please. You've spent this entire thread calling people stupid and insane just because they don't agree with you, along with being condescending in general.
Fine by me. You probably should be gracious when you are mistaken and then someone corrects you, though.I'm not gracious to people who are arrogant and self-righteous.
Then don't be. At least acknowledge that I was right about the income tax issue. Admit that much.You're declaring that the libertarian government *as you see it*
(not even as the Libertarian party espouses it) should be the only form of government in the world, and anyone who doesn't see that according to you is stupid, childish, or wrong. It's not a very convincing argument, to say the least, and your attitude toward other people's ideas and opinions is so disrespectful that it's absolutely rich for you expect anyone to be gracious to you in return.