Taxation or Legal Plunder?
Taxes have always been a part of history. Taxes are needed for a government to endure. I would like to focus more on Federal Taxation and discuss State Taxation at another time.
What are the bounds of Federal Taxation? Do they have restrictions? The Government officials in office right now would say that the Federal Government has no limits on what they can do. They have shown us this by the way they have disregarded the Constitution. Our current president has far exceeded the restraints embedded in our Constitution. Our founders placed restraints in the constitution for our presidents and elected officials to preserve our REPUBLIC.
I am about to offend a lot of people with what I am going to write. I’ve learned that I can’t please everyone in life and it is the things that some love and agree with most that others will find the most despising and repulsing. I’m willing to accept that.
I would like to say this while I still have the right. I am not attacking a single person or those who support the idea of legal plunder. I am however attacking the idea of federal welfare, and the redistribution of wealth through taxation which is legal plunder.
Much of what you will read in this blog comes from an amazing book titled “The Law” by Frederick Bastiat. I would encourage all to read it.
Bastiat mentions three gifts from God in these words “In spite of the cunning of artful political leaders, these three gifts from God PRECEDE all human legislation and are superior to it. LIFE, LIBERTY, and PROPERTY do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.”
Bastiat goes on to state “What, then is law? It is the collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense.”
Simply put I have the right to defend my life, liberty and property. No human legislation can overpower those gifts from God. If legislations goes against life, liberty or property then that legislation has overstepped its limits.
Our liberty is being attacked by the ideology of our President and those around him. America has always been a REPUBLIC BY THE PEOPLE. The politicians of our day are trying to “fundamentally” change that to a welfare state. Another name for welfare state is Socialism.
Socialism gives the impression that the government is looking out for the little man. Socialism wishes to take from the rich and give to the poor. Socialist see themselves as a Robin Hood of sorts. What socialist don’t understand is the idea of Robin Hood is to take from those who have plundered from the poor and give back to the poor what was already theirs.
The socialist sees the big corporations and rich persons of America as evil. They wish to place a tax on the rich and give that money to the poor. This is also known as legal PLUNDER. Our government has created such legislation and enforced it upon the people, and the effect is legalized plunder under the name of taxation.
Bastiat poses the question “But how is this legal plunder to be identified?” How can we tell what taxes are legal and just under the law and which taxes are plunder and protected under the law? Bastiat continues and explains it “Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. SEE IF THE LAW BENEFITS ONE CITIZEN AT THE EXPENSE OF ANOTHER BY DOING WHAT THE CITIZEN HIMSELF CANNOT DO WITHOUT COMMITTING A CRIME.”
My neighbor by law cannot come to my front door and demand $100.00 My neighbor may ask for it and leave it up to me to choose to either give it him, loan it to him or tell him “NO”.
When the Government takes that $100.00 and gives it to my neighbor under the name of taxation this becomes legal plunder. The socialist do not want to commit illegal plunder because we will know their true desires. The socialists wish to impose plunder using the legal system and disguise it under the name of taxation. In the end it is the same.
Bastiat continues “When a portion of wealth is transferred from the person who owns it without his consent and without compensation, and whether by force or by fraud to anyone who does not own it, then I say that property is violated; that an act of plunder is committed.”
As I said at the beginning, Taxes are needed for the government to endure. But there is a difference between taxes and legal plunder. Legal plunder will destroy any government which tries to adopt it. The plundered monies from the citizen are used for welfare programs, excessive raises for government officials and other illegal expenses that our government dips into our national treasury for.
As Americans we must stop this legal plundering by voting into office men and woman who will not allow the excessive raises. We must freeze all welfare programs and restore the original Social Security program. (if you don’t put anything in you don’t get anything out and it is optional to put in)
This November we can start the process of reversing the injuries our government has inflected on us the citizens. Our elected officials seem to have forgotten that we the people are the government. We must remove the czars and other radicals that occupy the White House and remove all so called power Obama has given them. No government official has any power that we the people cannot take away. The power of our government rest upon every citizen. We must VOTE to stop this plundering and Fundamental Change that is taking place in America. Please Vote! The future of America depends on voting and placing righteous men and women into office who will uphold that Constitution our current president has disregarded and disgraced.
May God save America if it is still possible!