The right to “your” labor
Your labor is your most sacred property, according to the Supreme Court.
U.S. Supreme Court in Butcher’s Union Company v. Crescent City, 111 US 746:
“The property which every man has in his own labor, as it is the original foundation of all other property, so it is the most sacred and inviolable. … to hinder his employing this strength and dexterity in what manner he thinks proper without injury to his neighbor, is a plain violation of this most sacred property.”
Do you still have “the most sacred and inviolable” right to your labor, which is “the original foundation of all other property”? Or did you wave your right to earn wages, thereby making your wages taxable?
In his book Judicial Tyranny and Your Income Tax, tax attorney Jeffrey Dickstein included the transcript of the tax trial US v. Carl Beery, Case A87-43CR Vol. III transcript. On page 296 of the book, you will read where the IRS claims, in court, that “an individual is somebody with a social security number.”
Millions of Americans are actively involved in destroying property rights of their fellow Americans. They believe that they are righteous in using government force and violence to redistribute your wealth to make themselves more comfortable. They have the mindset of a looter.
How long can America survive with so many Americans taking your property rights every day?
Do you have a right to violate others’ rights through theft, either directly or by using the government as your agent to take from another and give to whining parasites? Now 57% of the federal budget goes to individual welfare — what gives them more right to your wealth than you?
Note: Not all of those less fortunate are parasites. Those who deserve your favor can ask for your voluntary charity, just as it was when America was prosperous. You have a duty to your fellow man to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, heal the sick, comfort the afflicted and take care of widows and orphans. You must administer your “daily ministration”(Acts 6) in a way that strengthens the less fortunate, NOT weakens them (like the welfare system does).
Wealth is the product of labor. See John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government, chapter 5 “Of Property”.
God himself commanded us to earn our bread by the sweat of our brow. Genesis 3:19.
No socialist can take the fruits of your labor and redistribute it to freeloaders. No one has to provide for you. As President Lincoln said in his second Inaugural address, March 4, 1865: “It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God’s assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces…”