There is an old rock song from 1971 that advises, ” Tax the rich, feed the poor, till there are rich no more.” (I’d Love to Change the World, by Ten Years After). Throughout the history of class warfare, this has been every promise of socialism.
Four years before the Russian Revolution put the Bolsheviks in power, the USA Income Tax Amendment was ratified in 1913. The only reason it was ratified is because everyone was assured, over and over again, that it would only tax the bank account interest of the rich, and it would not tax wages. And now everyone believes the lie. More about this later.
But first I want to point out the obvious.
Socialism cannot recognize individual rights.
Socialist countries exist because the leaders are always corrupt.* That is how they got their power. That is how they stay in power. Socialist leaders will stay rich, while they exploit everyone else.
Unfortunately for us, the Democrat party is now the party dominated by the corrupt rich*. According to a Bloomberg article entitled Democrats’ Tax-Hike Bet Relies on Their New $500,000-Plus Voters
IRS data from 2020 shows that Democrats represent 65 percent of taxpayers with a household income of $500,000.
Yet these same data show that 74 percent of taxpayers in Republican districts have household incomes of less than $100,000.
Spot the socialist trend in Biden’s first 100 days:
- Biden unveiled his $1.8 Trillion families plan.
- American Rescue Plan $1.9 trillion spending for “COVID relief” that isn’t about COVID relief.
- Then he pushed for the $2 Trillion infrastructure plan. Even though only 6% was for roads and bridges.
- Then he needs $4 Trillion in additional spending.
- And he is pushing for a global minimum tax. Taxation without representation.
We cannot possibly keep borrowing money from our children and expect to have a future. The net worth of all American taxpayers is less than half of our debt, and nothing is done to pay off the debt. Our children will grow up destitute in the land their fathers built from sea to shining sea.
1934 Chicago Tribune cartoon mocking the FDR socialists’ plan
Those who lust for power will drive others back into perfect savages.*
HISTORY of traditional values, which never tax the rich
- Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wealth.
- Paul repeated King David’s warning that government charity would be a snare to trap you. Romans 11:9
- After Christ told us that the Kingdom of God was at hand, and right before he told his followers that he appoints unto them a kingdom; he said unto them that the kings of the Gentiles (pagans) exercise lordship over others so that they will be called benefactors. But you shall not be so. Luke 22:25.
- Galatians 5:15 But if you bite one another, you yourself will be consumed.
- Second Peter 2:14 Your covetous practices shall curse your children. [And today we have burdened our children with unpayable debt that will enslave them. By the way, slavery in the Bible was a 20% income tax during a time of national crisis. Genesis 47:23-26.]
- Second Thessalonians 3:10 if any would not work, neither should he eat.
- Second Thessalonians 3:12 we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
No one has to provide for you. Why do you want laws that force others to provide for you? This is theft and extortion. In Genesis 3:19 the unchanging God of the Bible requires you to earn your bread from the sweat of your face. This principle was still true when Abraham Lincoln gave 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…” That’s right. Forced welfare contributions are just as immoral as slavery.
Two systems, pick one:
Force, fear and violence
Faith, hope and charity.
Don’t confuse government welfare systems with charity. One is done by forcing your neighbors to give; the other is done with love. It is your duty to love your neighbor and be your brother’s keeper.
Forcing your neighbor to give is not charity — it is socialism. No form of collectivism can recognize individual rights. If the neighbor cannot give, then their bank account will be seized, their wages garnished, they will be evicted from their home by brutal force and their home sold to collect the tax. This is force, not love. Learn how to spot the difference.
HISTORY OF THE INCOME TAX to tax the rich
New York Times August 3, 1909 front page article announcing the first state to ratify the Income Tax Amendment said:
“The only interruption to his speech was a query by Representative Glover… – who wanted to know if the amendment would affect salaries.”
If you have the same question, then read the response. (link https://www.NotFooledByGovernment.com/essay-files/NYT-front-page-article-on-tax-8-03-1909.pdf ) You may safely ignore the part of the answer that said “unless Congress passed a law including salaries.” because four years later the Senate debates show the intent of Congress.
Senate ratification debates in the Congressional Record, August 28 1913, Senator Lawrence Y. Sherman, on page 3843, debating the income tax amendment, insisted that the word “income” referred only to earnings on savings accounts:
“The savings from the income by professional effort or by any form of skilled labor or unskilled hand becomes property. At the end of any given period that saving is a principal, and any income derived from it is an income from property, not an income from the earning capacity or the personal ability of the taxpayer in question… Those investments that produce an income from a property I think are properly to be distinguished from those arising from the earning capacity of the individual.”
Also on page 3843 Senator Cummins :
“I assume that every lawyer will agree with me that we cannot legislatively interpret the meaning of the word ‘income’. That is purely a judicial matter. We cannot enlarge the meaning of the word ‘income’. The word ‘income’ had a well-defined meaning before the amendment … If we could call anything income that we pleased, we could obliterate all the distinction between income and principal…. Congress can not affect the meaning of the word ‘income’ by any legislation whatsoever…. obviously the people of this country did not intend to give to Congress the power to levy a direct tax upon all the property of this country without apportionment.”
That’s right. There is no apportioned direct tax on anyone. Any income derived from savings accounts becomes taxable, because collecting interest is a government granted privilege.
* Perfect Savages
2150 years ago the Greek historian Polybius wrote:
“But when a new generation arises and the democracy falls into the hands of the grandchildren of its founders, they have become so accustomed to freedom and equality that they no longer value them, and begin to aim at pre-eminence; and it is chiefly those of ample fortune who fall into this error. So when they begin to lust for power and cannot attain it through themselves or their own good qualities, they ruin their estates, tempting and corrupting the people in every possible way. And hence when by their foolish thirst for reputation they have created among the masses an appetite for gifts and the habit of receiving them, democracy in its turn is abolished and changes into a rule of force and violence. For the people, having grown accustomed to feed at the expense of others and to depend for their livelihood on the property of others, as soon as they find a leader who is enterprising but is excluded from the houses of office by his penury, institute the rule of violence; and now uniting their forces massacre, banish, and plunder, until they degenerate again into perfect savages and find once more a master and monarch.”— The Histories Of the Roman Republic 220-146 BC, Book 6, section 9
And 2000 years ago Plutarch said “It is truly said that the first destroyer of the liberties of a people is he who gave them bounties and largesse. “
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YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN:
My free tax essays and my usury essay at NotFooledByGovernment.com http://NotFooledByGovernment.com
And my article Banks are the Enemy of Capitalism.
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