People sometimes don’t realize the points they’re really making — and this Occupy Wall Street protester is definitely one of those. She says she inherited some money — she doesn’t say how much — and she believed that she should have been taxed. So she says she gave away 80 percent of the money and kept 20 percent for herself. Did you notice what she did? She proved that it’s possible to do through voluntary action what she’s calling for government to do.
You see, her issue isn’t really that she believed she should have been taxed. After all, she proved that she could (and did, assuming she’s telling the truth) give away money without government agents holding a gun to her. No, she wants other people to be forced to make the same choice she made. The people who claim they want to be taxed more are liars. They can give away every penny of their money anytime they want. Their real desire is to control other people — to take away the choices that they themselves had. It’s vile. It’s dishonest. It’s immoral.
The video comes from Reason TV.