I mentioned this call on the No State Project. I’m not posting the entire call because it was really just more of the same as you’ll hear below. As usual, it was really difficult to talk with this professional predator, it’s even more difficult for me to listen back to it.
What I did, before asking questions to discredit his argument, was to first ask him what his argument was based on, his argument being: “If you’re physically in California, then the constitution and laws apply.” He insists the laws apply because there is a California address and a 1098 was received. The tax agent states multiple times the evidence to support his argument are these two things.
This is very important to discrediting/debunking someone’s argument, opinion or claim. Have them first tell you what they are basing it on, find out the premises/main facts supporting the argument. It helps, as in this case, to have them confirm it’s only these two essential facts.
I then asked about how the physical location in California and the 1098 prove the constitution and laws apply. Predictably the tax agent was unable to provide any proof of his claim and admitted he had:
Despite again admitting to not having evidence, he refused to drop the attack and lied about having his supervisor call me back. I will posts any updates regarding this attack.
I wrote predictably because there is no evidence proving the constitution and laws apply just because of our physical location. They don’t apply at all. My main evidence supporting this is the fact they (“government”) are just men and women forcing us to pay them.
If you want to be more effective when defending against an attack by those called “government”, then starting from this fact and employing the Socratic Method will help immensely. Don’t assume their arguments/claims are true; always assume they are lying and ask them questions to have them verify their claim is true.
When you keep the burden where it belongs, then it’s usually very easy to discredit these government types.