One of the reasons not to get a new vehicle – even if it’s an old vehicle – is being held up (again) for money. Not by the seller. By the government. That self-legalized gang of thugs who are also psychotic in that they do not consider themselves thugs or robbers. They are “the government” – and what they force you to pay them merely “taxes.”
As well as “license” and “registration” – styled “fees.”
You pay all of these when you buy a vehicle, notwithstanding how many times “the government” has already robbed you. It’s not enough that they rob you of money every time you earn some, leaving you with less money to buy things. They rob you again when you use the money to buy something – and then again to use the thing you bought, such as a new (even if very old) vehicle.
Everyone understands it is legitimate – it is rightful – to defend oneself agains an ordinary (and psychologically sound) robber. Yet almost everyone is under the delusion that when government robs you, it has the “right” to do so – and (worse because degrading) that it is our obligation to stand and deliver, as it used to be styled. It is a very strange dissonance and testament to pervasiveness of fractured (or crippled) thinking, largely the product of not thinking – that being the product of (who would have guessed it?) government schools.
Once you acquire the power of thought, you see that you are being robbed – and the same instinct to protect oneself wells up. But the robber is powerful and best not confronted directly just yet.
Not buying a new (even if old) vehicle is the obvious way to do that as well as “legal” in that they can’t (yet) “tax” you on that which you haven’t bought. But that boxes you into whatever you’ve got.
A friend of mine has an old bike I’d like to buy. The thing is, I only want to pay him for it. How to avoid paying it? This thing styled “the government.”
Why, by not paying it!
The first way to avoid paying anyone but the seller of the thing you’re buying is to pay him in cash. That way, “the government” doesn’t know what you paid – or bought. This “loophole” is precisely why “the government” (in cahoots with corporations, which have become adjuncts of “the government” and largely indistinguishable from it) wants very much to get rid of cash in favor of a digital currency that makes it impossible to “hide” transactions from the government – or avoid paying it.
If you intend to get “the government” to anoint your ownership of that which you bought and paid for (another psych-trick government uses to get you to pay for what you already bought) be sure to tell the government how little you paid for it. If it is an old motorcycle, say, you can plausibly tell them it’s inoperable; a “project” and you paid $100 for the hulk. This being preferable, in terms of what are styled “sales taxes” – i.e., the money you’re expected to pay to this entity you bought nothing from and (morally) owe nothing to – which are usually based upon the sales price or the “book value” of the vehicle.
Beware, though, as regards paying “the government” to anoint you as the owner of that which you paid someone else for. If you have what the government styles “title,” the government knows you have the vehicle – and if you live in an area where “the government” imposes another form of robbery styled “property taxes,” you can expect to be made to pay “the government” every year – for as long as you have “title” – in exchange for “the government” not seizing the vehicle you bought and paid for from someone else.
I prefer to rely on the general stupidity of “the government.” It is peopled by sub-par people, almost axiomatically. People who have no – or little – value in the market, where they would have to earn what they are paid and so would be paid very little, if anything. As the apparatchiks of “the government,” they can take what they haven’t earned. Just like the robbers they are but aren’t honest enough to admit they are.
Do you suppose “the government” can tell the difference between say a 1981 Honda motorcycle and a 1983 Honda motorcycle? More precisely, do you think a sub-par government apparatchik can tell?
One antique tag looks much the same as another, too.
The bottom line is they’d both be mine, morally bought-and-paid-for. I feel no pangs of guilt for doing whatever I can to avoid paying sub-par people who didn’t sell me anything but expect me to pay them for it.
Nor should anyone else.
Once one understands that we are being robbed we understand it is right to do what we can to avoid being robbed. Interestingly, we raise the black flag – as Mencken put it – in defense against pirates, robbing no one.
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