Tuesday, September 20, 2005

The power to tax is the power to destroy

Krista in Michigan sent me an email with comments on my recent anti-tax blog. (Is she too shy to respond on the blog?) My response:

I mostly mean federal income taxes when I speak of resistance. The others don't go to funding war. As wastefully spent as these other funds are, they don't go towards the murder and maiming of innocents. Let's prioritize with the worst uses of our funds first. There will be time for the Park Service and the local school board after we first overthrow the Beast.

Did you know that the Constitutional amendment creating the federal income tax was never ratified by the states? It is an unlawful levy from any angle you look at it and has directly resulted in the death and injury of millions, not to mention the wholesale obliteration of entire regions of the planet using a mechanized arsenal that routinely strikes preemptively. In addition to bombs and bullets it is not afraid to use deadly chemicals (Agent Orange), drop nuclear bombs (Japan) or use very poisonous spent uranium for the casing of shells (the current Iraq war) targeted at civilian populations. The list of horrors could go on and on. As the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall said, "the power to tax is the power to destroy."

Not only are lives destroyed abroad, but here at home so is education, civility, families, communities and the very social fabric as a whole. Look at all these helpless folks in New Orleans. Has 50 years of "social compassion", by big government, towards the disadvataged lifted them up from their downtrodden condition? It has done the opposite by creating a permanent class of dependent untermensh,which require an equally permanent bureaucracy to tend to these poor helpless wards of the state.

Look what several generations of this has done to the underclass, especially inner city blacks. It has destroyed them as working beings by basically isolating them in public housing, away from the main currents of society, and then proceeds to reward them for bad behavior with funds stolen from the productive. Is this really any way to help someone out? Is this why the project dwellers hate the Korean convenience store owners who actually have to work to propel themselves forward, while keeping their original nuclear family intact? If you talk to many of the older residents of these neighborhoods, from LA to DC, they will all say the same thing, that the arrival of the welfare check from Big Brother was the end of the world as they knew it. What a shame, what a pity, how the city got so shitty.

Have you noticed the similarities between the occupation of Fallujah and New Orleans? Captive slaves are captive slaves.


Devastatin' Dave said...

Justice Marshall needs to be quoted more often than Justice Holmes' antithetical comment from the late 1800s -"Taxes are the price we pay for civilization."

If this is civilization, then I don't want it, Brother.

Devastatin' Dave said...

That picture looks like a still from Dr. Strangelove.

beamis said...

Just a shot from the "Good War".