We don't need social security. There was a time before the government had its paws in charity. Back then people actually donated money without the threat of violence to charity. They saved up pennies and put them into accounts and investments for retirement. Now we live in a nanny state. We can't afford to send our kids to good schools. We're dependant on government schools to educate our kids and make them dependant on the state too!
No. I want to opt out of this ridicules system altogether. We don't need it. If you think like me and rather take a small insignificant risk or two for the sake of living free come join me in New Hampshire. I moved to New Hampshire because of the Free State Project. Which is a migration movement of people who want to get rid of government and the use of violence against peaceful people. We don't think the government has a right to control. To tell us what to do. We have a right to do as we please so long as it doesn't injure other people. We shouldn't be tagged (social security, licenses plates, etc) or require permission to live (work, drive, etc). We shouldn't be forced to pay taxes under the threat of violence (what they'll do if you don't comply). If you don't agree with the artificial construct called copy"right" they'll lock you up and take away your liberty. Well, that's just plane wrong and undemocratic. The Freenet project says it best: "You cannot guarantee freedom of speech and enforce copyright law" and you need freedom of speech for a true democracy. Freenet also says: "The core problem with copyright is that enforcement of it requires monitoring of communications, and you cannot be guaranteed free speech if someone is monitoring everything you say."
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Oh, look, another Libertarian fantasist. You know what happened before Social Security? Many elderly people ended up in abject poverty. Saving for retirement is great, I do it too. But I make a professional salary that puts me in the top 8% of national income. Poor people don't have the extra cash. If people gave to charity in enough volume to address the issue, we wouldn't need Social Security to begin with.
The idea that free people can live and get along without government might work on a commune or some other simple society. But for a complex society like the modern United States it is ridiculously inadequate. You think we can have a space agency, a modern military, and an interstate highway system with everyone just donating what they want to? Do you think you can plan ahead with everyone paying as much or as little tax as they want, or none at all? Do you think the national economy works like a fucking lemonade stand? Fire departments used to be private and paid for by people who wanted fire protection. They don't do that anymore. Maybe you should find out why.