Collection of taxes is out of control in America. The Progressives have placed very high tax rates cleverly baked into our federalist system with its thousands of jurisdictions demanding cumulatively high property, income, and excise taxes. Yet the government dominated society they have produced, with its tens of thousands of laws, regulations and administrative case law is frankly a basket case. Big government policies are a disaster, fueled by taxes, fines and incarcerations of poor and minority working and unemployed Americans. While the upper classes in our Republic are very well off, and they do in fact contribute the most to the tax base, there is a great disparity of incomes and many are struggling to make ends meet. It is certainly true that the poor in America are relatively wealthy compared to the poor in other countries, even many developed countries. Nevertheless, there is little reason why the poor should exist in our wealthy nation to the extent they do. Even more so, there is little reason why the lower and middle classes in America should have to endure the many large and petty hardships most endure.
The US Individual Income Tax is the most egregious example of inefficient, corrupt and tyrannical taxation in America. It is so cleverly designed and so ruthlessly enforced that nearly everyone it seems pays their income taxes out of sheer fear or the pitiful expectation of a refund for part of their earnings withheld from them in expectation of a tax liability. Even if fundamentally no such liability actually exists.
The IRS pervades our lives in many ways that do not even include the money they take from us. We are supposed to have free speech in this country, yet everyone who participates in the political process has to register with the IRS and promise to obey their regulations in order to receive tax free status and enable their donors to deduct their donations. Why?
The disputes over taxation and medical marijuana illustrate vividly how the right to medicate or recreate and in commerce facilitate that right with others is overshadowed by the IRS enforcement of money laundering laws and tax deductions for the new legal marijuana industry. And through Obama care the IRS is becoming involved in our very private health care decisions.
All manor of social engineering is accomplished through the tax code, from home and real estate purchases to solar panels to electric cars and how many children you can claim as deductions. Every American annually or even more often sends these testimonial reports to to the government as a routine they groan and moan about but seldom think of what rights they are forfeiting in the process.
Only a relative few stop to think about how absurd this is. What have we gotten for all this time and effort reporting and paying to the government? Certainly in the last decade more people are asking this question. We are 17 trillion in debt, our nation is weary of decades of no win wars, our educational system is failing, the government is reading our emails and our property is being taken from us without our consent for this bullshit?
Clearly government creates more problems than it solves. Foreign adventurism, economic decline and domestic turmoil created by government are the calamities that the founders of our nation warned us against.
Since the 1970's a few people have asked fundamental questions about the income tax. Many have suffered and paid dearly for their questioning of authority. I have tried to explain the basic principles for which they have given their time, property and freedom in this blog.
There needs to be a many pronged lawful peaceful rebellion against the Progressive Administrative Welfare/Warfare State if we are to restore freedom and the blessings of liberty to our nation. The Federal Reserve, the military industrial complex, the national security apparatus have all become the subject of respectable debate in recent years. Yet tax honesty people are still relegated to the back of the policy policy debate bus. It is time to bring these arguments against the income tax out into the public arena. It is time to discuss what the income tax actually is and what we can do about it as citizens of a free Republic that should respectfully acknowledge, if not welcome the discussion.