Salem city council candidate: ‘Taxation is theft’

Timothy Perkins

From the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon on February 12:

“One candidate for northeast Salem’s open city council seat is targeting the under-30 crowd with what he calls a kick in the pants: Get involved in politics.

“Timothy Perkins, 23, wasn’t satisfied with how federal elections turned out in November.

“‘What I realized, before the election, but especially after the election, was that people need to focus on their local stuff if they want change to happen, ’cause change isn’t gonna be handed down to us from bureaucrats and politicians on the other side of the country,’ he said. ‘It’s gonna start at the local level.'”

“A self-proclaimed libertarian, he said he wants to be a voice for people’s individual liberties. Though he acknowledged this isn’t a partisan race, his governing style of choice is ‘all of your freedoms, all of the time.'”

“His philosophy extends into the idea of taxation as stealing. ‘At the end of the day, taxes are taking other people’s money with the threat of force and that is theft; so, taxation is theft.'”

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