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From: christir@mentor.cc.purdue.edu (Christi)
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Subject: Re: IRS Court Case
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Date: 19 Oct 91 17:22:55 GMT
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In article <1991Oct13.172100.7188@henson.cc.wwu.edu> n9020351@henson.cc.wwu.edu (James Douglas Del Vecchio) writes:

>For once in your life, hope that the IRS wins a lawsuit, cause the >consequences if it loses are too horrible to imagine (besides the >fact that your tax dollars will support Scientology, against your >wishes!).

I don't understand how "our tax dollars will go to support Scientology". Are they going to get grants, like Robert Maplethorp did?

I think you just mean that they won't get shaken down by the IRS, like you and I do. If that's what you mean, then your posting is motivated by envy, rather than reason.

umm... no... it's not that they won't get "shaken down" by the irs. they will get money. to the tune of $120 million. golly gee... if the irs doesn't get the money from our tax dollars, then just where will they get it from?

Someone not getting shaken down by the IRS !=3D "our tax dollars going to support" that someone. Along the same lines, someone else being able to walk through a park without being robbed, does not mean that you (who does often get robbed) are less safe, and will have more taken from you because of the first party's safety.

a closer analogy would be two men who both agreed to give money to a charity, and signed agreements to that effect. one man gives the money as promised. the other man finds excuses and tries to hide the large amounts of money he does have. when the charity tries to pressure the second man into giving the money he agreed to give, he turns around and sues the charity for 10 times (or more) the amount he promised to give. if the charity were to lose, it would need to take the money from the first man to pay the second man.

Only by the logic of envy are you elevated when someone else is hurt.

no. envy does not come into play in my feelings of elation at the possibility of scientology getting hurt. revenge maybe. envy no.

although more than anything i'd like to see some little sign that the government of this nation is still run for the people. all the people. not just the minority, or the businesses that can afford to sue.

c. --

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