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Our first President, George Washington, would today be called a “neo-con.” Today’s liberal says, “Not everyone can handle freedom.” They said it about Russians, Eastern Europeans, and now the Iraqis. But as the Iraqis move further into freedom, each and every day, they prove the American and European liberal irrelevant.
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Taxes baby. I think Thomas Jefferson would have attended as many tea parties as his horse and buggy would allow. In typical Jeffersonian manner, the following quote is eloquent and poignant. However, it is not easy to read in today’s vernacular. On the other hand, it is exactly dead on.
“To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee of everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.”
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Joseph Milligan, April 6, 1816.
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Well, it’s tax day again.
And here in a country whose founding was spurred by an insurrection against taxation without representation we now have a “tax season” and a “tax day” that keep people living in fear of their own government. Mind you, that the people that American’s fear, in regard to their taxes, are the IRS, appointed bureaucrats, not elected representatives. Hear me now, we should pay taxes and the government has the right to tax for constitutionally appointed purposes. But now we not only have one of the highest personal and corporate tax rates in the world (not to mention sales tax, death tax, fees, property tax, etc. etc.) the government has the ability to spend money that is borrowed and the “bill” has to be paid down the road. There’s two ways to do that, raise taxes in the future or print more money, which means the U.S. dollar gets devalued and subsequently everything costs more. Talk about a tax on the poor! That means that milk prices, gas, wood, cement, cars, EVERYTHING, costs more to buy without wages keeping up with it. If you don’t understand this concept, stick around another year or so, you will. But I’m sure it will still be Bush’s fault.
On the flip side we have a brilliant columnist writing an article that says the American people are satisfied with the amount of taxes they currently pay. (Read “Sorry, Tea Party Movement, Polls Say Americans Don’t Mind Taxes”) Well, if they actually paid it out of their pocket and didn’t have it withheld, it would be a different story. They would actually see how much of their hard earned money was going to the government and maybe be a little more prone to ask, “How is this being spent exactly?” But let’s just assume that American’s really are happy with the amount of taxes they currently pay. That amount has to go up, again, either in higher taxes or through inflation. China will make us repay the loans they have given us. And since President Obama has taken office, we have racked up more national debt than from the time of George Washington to the day that President Obama was sworn into office. The bill must be paid.
The question isn’t just about, “What did I have to pay this year?” The question is, “What are the increased taxes I’m going to have to pay for the rest of my life?” And “What kind of tax burden are my children going to have?” We have to remember, every dollar the government wastes and then taxes us for is one more dollar that I cannot buy a new home with, pay for my children’s tuition with, go on vacation with, donate to my church or a charity, or do anything else with for that matter.
Excessive taxation equals the loss of personal liberty. The bill must be paid.
You must watch this new video. Its absolutely spot on. BTW, sorry for editorial post this week. There will be one next week on Liberty.
“When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them….
Pretty boring stuff, huh. Well, some of the most intelligent and courageous Americans that have ever lived didn’t think so….No, the first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence (DOI) is not the most exciting read, but it is absolutely foundational….
The principles that undergirded the founding of our country are the reason this is the country we love today…. We must know why we want to accomplish something before we can begin the hard work of accomplishing it….
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
With these words, the founders not only separated themselves from their native land, but they stated the principles on which this new country would be founded; life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness….
For all men to be created equal there must be, EGADS, a Creator! ….
So, in reading the DOI (and this is true for many other founding documents) the most core, underlying principle of the founding that has enabled this nation’s success and prosperity is simply the acknowledgement of the existence of God… To read the entire post, click on the link below.