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Statist propaganda group Media Matters campaigns to censor Fox News and smears candidates in a partisan way, in contradiction to its application for tax exempt status as an educational group. Can one morally favor ending its tax exemption?

asked Jun 30 '11 at 05:30

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Bruce Majors

edited Jun 30 '11 at 07:50

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Ayn Rand wrote: "Morality ends where a gun begins."

As soon as we start arguing about which non-initiator of force should have more force initiated against him, we've conceded that force should be initiated, therefore our discussion of morality is moot.

Yes, it is wrong that some people should be taxed while others are not. But the fault lies not in the exemption from taxation of some groups, but in the taxation of the groups that are not exempt.

The entire argument about who should be taxed more is a waste of time. It's similar to having an argument about how the deck chairs should be arranged on a sinking ship. Neither addresses the fundamental problem, and both serve as a distraction from it.

answered Jul 01 '11 at 12:43

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John Paquette ♦

edited Jul 01 '11 at 15:32

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