America was founded largely on a protest against taxes. We celebrate a group of men that dressed up as natives and threw tea in the harbor. I have said it many times that fuel is vital, more vital than tea ever was. When fuel prices go up, all other prices go up. People who once could pay their mortgage suddenly can’t because they are now pumping more into their tank. Some silly people love to say, “well, if we had…” just stop…we don’t just have and we aren’t going to just have…we do have gasoline and that’s what the majority of the world runs on. Regardless of what we could have, should have, if had, we don’t have and it’s going to be decades before anything else comes along that is as useful as to us.
Some people don’t want to show support for French rioters because they are against Antifa rioters and they think they would be a hypocrite for supporting on and not the other. You don’t need to worry about that because they aren’t the same thing. One group is rioting over something someone said that hurt their feelings that gives them worried butterflies in their little tummies and the other group is protesting the government creating burdensome taxes for a cause that people care less and less about the more absolute deadlines pass with no disaster.
As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights. Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.
If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.
It is sufficiently obvious, that persons and property are the two great subjects on which Governments are to act; and that the rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted. These rights cannot well be separated.
There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. – James Madison
I believe we have suffered these small usurpations for years now and that people are beginning to get angry over them. I think that the left have become so reliant on taxes fueling their way of life that the notion of lowering them causes them great fear. I think that government has become so large and powerful that those who wield it fear what would happen to them if government had less power and the people more. A nation will be more prosperous if the people are in control of how they spend their money.
I do not think that taxes should be totally done away with or that they always constitute theft. However, that doesn’t mean that I think taxes are wonderful and all of them good either. There are very few things I think taxes should pay for and the rest should be up to the people or only taxed locally rather than federally. There should be no income tax and no perpetual property tax.