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Individual rights?  Yes.
Group rights?  No.
No one has the right to take your money from you.
Government, get back!  Get back!  Get back!

My life is mine, not yours, brother!

No one has the right to make you give or do.
Trade is the only moral action to pursue.
Government must leave your living up to you.

My right to my life---Yo!
My right to my property---Yo!
Those who would take them are evil---So!

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  1. Date: 4/8/2009 2:26:00 PM
    almost made my fav poet list. jhl

  1. Date: 4/7/2009 8:47:00 PM
    Civil disobedience, indeed! I can feel your indignation, my friend. Continue sharing. Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/7/2009 7:55:00 PM
    A righteous cry of indignation against taxation. Your poem reminds me of Henry David Thoreau. He spent a night in jail for refusing to pay taxes. I can only imagine what type of protesting he would do if he were alive today. Really like this one, Brian! I hope you don't mind if I share it with a friend who also has your point of view.