Monday, July 12, 2010

Taxes Again

Taxes again
William G Burmer

We as patriot Citizens must be willing to do everything we can to disseminate truth and not error. We cannot be successful if all we do is “preach to the choir.” There are many voices, which need training.

One can study the wisdom of Locke, Montesquieu, Adam Smith and others who warned of the sins of excessive taxation. Yet unless heeded has caused the downfall of great civilizations; ours could be next.

It is clearly inscribed within the Constitution, if we would follow that rule of law, everyone who would claim to be called an American, could be very prosperous; not only in terms of money and property, but more importantly, because personal sovereignty would be protected from a large unchecked government. Every Nation would want to follow our example. That rule of law as set forth within the Constitution is born from common law, that is, the laws of nature and God.

Our Liberties are an inheritance from our Founders. We ought not to treat them lightly less they become irretrievably lost to us. Our current tax system will eventually consume our liberties with its abusive statutes and regulations. It thumbs its nose at due process and makes criminals of its citizens; it is in truth a despotic, criminal, tyrannical régime which currently administers our tax laws.

The IRS claims that our system of taxation is voluntary, if so then why should we be forced to voluntarily give up our wealth? Government financing and taxation is constitutionally defined see Article 1, Section 8; note that it is not voluntary. It must be limited as outlined in Section 9; ours is no longer limited; government must not have power to enlarge the scope of their taxing power, yet the Congress assumes they have the power to do whatever they desire; as they believe we are sleeping at the voting booth.

The principle of accountability by government comes under the jurisdiction of the Congress; see Section 10. Think about it. If a father and husband battles each pay day to balance his limited budget, and sees a tycoon in a resplendent automobile, he may believe that just one of the tycoons’ cuff links would solve all his problems.

Political voices cry out constantly to soak the rich for they make too much, or, they are not paying their “fair share.” Speaking for “Joe six-pack” or “the little guy” again the politicians cry out, “we feel your pain, you have so little, let us help you!” Many blindly believe their rhetoric.

No one tells him (the little guy) that the higher taxes imposed on the wealthy will not come out of their living expenditures. It comes from their investments and savings. Such taxes mean less investment, less production, fewer jobs, and finally higher prices for scarcer goods. As the rich have to lower their standard of living, the struggling husband and fathers’ income will be gone along with his savings and his job. Some tend to forget, or are so blinded by negative political rhetoric, they fail to think of the fact that it is the wealthy which provide jobs, and benefits to those who are employed.

Class envy has been and is cleverly used by the politicians to divide people into, upper, upper middle, lower middle, and lower classes. Thus the politician’s power base increases as he makes promises to each, most of which he will never be able to fulfill. We have become so used to the lie that we have learned to accept it as “politics as usual.” Ever so often a politician does come along who really means what they say and follows through with their promises. We all know however, that this is such a rare occurrence, it is hardly worth mentioning.

Government spending being at the heart of our economic problems in the 1970’s and early 80’s, dubbed “Reaganomics” by the media, Ronald Reagan during his administration, cut government spending, made large tax cuts for business and individuals, and created incentives (a 25% tax cut for individuals, and faster write offs for businesses) to increase more jobs. He in addition combated inflation by controlling government spending. His efforts received mixed reviews but by 1988 after reducing tax rates, and removing low-income persons from the tax rolls, Reagan practically guaranteed his Vice president would be the next President to occupy the White House. He became the most popular President we have had sense John Kennedy. If people read and understood the principles of wealth guaranteed by the Constitution they would not have allowed their legislators to continue soaking them with the tax burdens of the past one hundred years.

“WE THE PEOPLE” and the American Constitution

By: William Grant Burmer ISBN 978-1-4363-2186-0

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