Democrat in Sheep’s Clothing, No Really Republican
Why do so many conservatives start out with the desire to emulate Ron Paul but end up in the hot tub with Chuck Schumer and Charles Rangel? Is it in human nature to buy votes with government subsidies instead of working for the good of freedom in the country? Is it because of the power of lobbyists that seek out the subsidies? Is it the progressive income tax that provides the revenue for the subsidies? What is it that causes this disheartening revolution that turns such high minded men into petty grovelers for power? what should we be doing about it?
Former conservatives, although few and far between were well grounded. They had read Adam Smith – author 1776 book “The Wealth of Nations”, Edmund Burke – conservative Whig Party Leader, Russel Kirk – author 1953 book “The Conservative Mind“. Now they rely on instincts or popular authors of books or worse talk show hosts. There is no support from conservatives who are elected, they are inundated with lobbyist post election and sever ties with the very people that elected them.
Everyone wants to easily throw Libertarians into the same pool with conservatives. It’s in fact a completely different approach altogether. Nothing could be more dissimilar than a republican, a conservative and a Libertarian. We allow the media once again to define something for us, or even scare us, without researching. The main philosophy that dictates the course of action in Washington is concentrated benefits vs diffused costs. That is to say, Washington is gripped with an air of spending concentrated to the benefit of a few while the costs are diffused over many. They then only hear from those few whom they benefit.
Politicians at the national level have dedicated their entire life to politics. They are therefore far less likely to be libertarian or true conservatives or don’t tread on me politicians. They tend to serve their self interest and are people that like government.
Again, a lot of politicians do not see dollars as pieces of paper with the picture of the great George Washington on them, but they see their own faces on them, not tax payer’s money. They see Bush dollars, or Obama dollars or Reid dollars. To them it is their money and the only difficulty is how to wrest it away from some other politician so that they can “spend” on their own district. The old boy network then puts it upon the freshmen congressmen to make sure that they spend enough in their own district to get reelected. There is no discussion of principles or too much governmental oversight.
Let’s go over the numbers and how each input is based on a selfish scale. The bottom quadrant of tax payers pay 0% in taxes. The 2nd bottom quadrant of tax payers pay 3% of taxes. The top 2 quadrants of tax payers pay 97% of all taxes. However, the bottom 2 quadrants receive a disproportionate amount of government spending, in the form of subsidies. Also the bottom 2 quadrants are far more numerous than the top 2 quadrants. So when they feel victorious over government subsidies they are jubilant and go about their lives and leave government alone or are grateful for government. By proxy we have created infinite demand for those subsidies.
The Flat Tax
Only a flat tax would remove this demand for free subsidies. It would have to be a flat tax without any exemptions. A flat tax would then force everyone to take a look at these subsidies because they would no longer be free. It would also shrink government, because people would pay attention to government spending on a personal level. Most complain about taxes, but since they aren’t directly paying for it, it doesn’t hit them in the pocket book. With a flat tax, they would be concerned about all spending, including military, education, entitlements, social security, welfare, medicare medicaid and the deficit.
A flat tax would also force people to realize the federal reserve, a private bank that has been given national rights to set national financial policy, is not there for the benefit of the tax payer, nor the American citizen. As such, a flat tax would get rid of both the IRS and the federal reserve.
Once a flat tax is implemented and military spending comes under scrutiny, the American public would come to realize that the current military policies are unconstitutional and call for the repeal of nearly all military legislation. The government is vastly inflated due to military spending and policy. No longer would the government be able to blame stuff like 9/11 on outside foreign terrorist. No longer could the president by executive order in contravention of international agreement, unilaterally invade another country to fight some seemingly invisible threat. No longer could we invade other country en lieu of diplomacy. A flat tax would call for the retirement of all U.S. military forces in other countries, not in direct protection of diplomatic personnel. That alone would shrink the government spending by 60%.
The Truth About the IRS and the Fed
Without that much spending, we could then get rid of the IRS, which is also an unconstitutional entity. Ronald Reagan did a study when he came to power, of what is the IRS for. His study found that the U.S. income tax goes to pay off just the interest of the loans the federal reserve has made to the U.S. government.
“100% of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the Federal Debt … all
individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services
taxpayers expect from government.” -Grace Commission report submitted to President Ronald Reagan – January 15, 1984
“Ronald Reagan was promptly shot after he dared to criticize the Fed, on the same day
that the Pope was shot. After recovering, he changed his mind and praised the Fed. About
seven US Presidents have been assassinated for not cooperating with the Transatlantic
Banking Dynasties (William Henry Harrison, poisoned, in 1841, Zachary Taylor, Lincoln,
Garfield, McKinley and John F. Kennedy 1963; 7 if FDR’s poisoning is counted).”
“In a recent conversation with an official at the Internal Revenue Service, I was amazed
when he told me that ‘If the taxpayers of this country ever discover that the IRS
operates on 90% bluff the entire system will collapse'”. -Henry Bellmon, Senator (1969)
“Our federal tax system is, in short, utterly impossible, utterly unjust and completely counterproductive [it] reeks with injustice and is fundamentally un-American… it has earned a rebellion and it’s time we rebelled”. -President Ronald Reagan, May 1983, Williamsburg, VA
“Our Income Tax system is a disgrace to the human race.” -Jimmy Carter, said in 1976 by the then President-to-be
“Eight decades of amendments… to [the] code have produced a virtually impenetrable maze… The rules are unintelligible to most citizens… The rules are equally mysterious to many government employees who are charged with administering and enforcing the law”. -Shirley Peterson, Former IRS Commissioner, April 14, 1993 at Southern Methodist University
“The wages of the average American worker, after inflation and taxes, have decreased 17% since 1973, the only Western industrial nation to so suffer”. -Martin Gross, author of “The Tax Racket: Government Extortion From A to Z”
“Our tax system is based upon voluntary assessment and payment, not upon distraint”.
[haw haw] -United States Supreme Court, in Flora v. United States
“The United States has a system of taxation by confession”. – Hugo Black, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
“Let me point this out now. Your income tax is 100 percent voluntary tax, and your
liquor tax is 100 percent enforced tax. Now, the situation is as different as night and day. Consequently, your same rules just will not apply…”. -Dwight E. Avis, former head of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division of the IRS, testifying before a House Ways and Means subcommittee in 1953
“When you pay social security taxes, you are in no way making provision for your own retirement. You are paying the pensions of those who are already retired. Once you understand this, you see that whether you will get the benefits you are counting on when you retire depends on whether Congress will levy enough taxes, borrow enough, or print enough money… – W. Allen Wallis, former Chairman of the 1975 Advisory Council on Social Security, May27, 1976
“To lay with one hand the power of government on the property of the citizen, and with the other to bestow it on favored individuals… is none the less robbery because it is… called taxation”. – United States Supreme Court in Loan Association v. Topeka
Let’s Agree to Disagree, How 3rd Parties are Shut Out of Being Elected
It is no wonder why conservatives do not come to power and then seek to shrink government. It is a house of cards as big as the Titanic. Should one card fail, it would all come crashing down. They feel it would be political suicide to even try one portion of the original platform. We can also clearly see that that platform is false to begin with. Why should conservatives shrink government? They are making money hand over fist just like the liberals.
Democrats and Republicans fight tooth and nail to make sure a 3rd party is not elected. Because, then they fear it would reveal all the lies and tangled web they have been weaving on the American public for decades, centuries. A 3rd party represents an outsider who can bring down this grift.
They both fear:
- dismantling the IRS
- dismantling the federal reserve bank
- dismantling the bloated military
- returning the dollar to real currency
- shrinking the government to true size
If you agree with everything said in here, and this has made you realize how awful our government is right now… YOU ARE A LIBERTARIAN. Surprise! Most people don’t even know they are libertarian. They may be registered republicans or better yet, registered democrats. They don’t realize what the libertarian party stands for. The media has so indoctrinated them into the two party system that they don’t even know there is an option. During the last election campaign they pitted the libertarian against the republicans. When, in fact, libertarians have little in common with either party. Libertarians aren’t conservative, they are simply the most closely associated with the founding fathers. The founding fathers didn’t believe in government interference with most everyone’s daily lives. Adam Smith and other thinkers also felt government should take a back seat to every day man. Government should only make sure the playing field isn’t unduly burdensome, i.e. being bullied in business or ethics.
We have come a long way from the founding fathers. Most of the founding fathers were even hesitant to create our own government. After that hurdle was passed, they didn’t know what shape our government would take. With all that hesitation you would think that today’s politicians would be more cognizant and reticent to do the things they are doing. Sadly, they do it with a smile, with no hesitation.
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Never being one to take the easy way out. I feel all Black Americans should join the Libertarian Party. We would be better served, better protected and left alone far more. The Libertarian party would not seek out an agenda of genocide through passing of local, state, and federal laws. Our taxes would be lower under a Libertarian party. Our young men would not be jailed, just to give billions to private prisons, who helped to write these unjust laws, such as the “War on Drugs”. Black America needs to stand up and join a party to truly represents them. Democrats and Republicans have shot us in the back time and time again. We don’t need more government, we need less government. Less government, means more money in our pocket at the end of the day.
Libertarians wouldn’t go off fighting unjust wars. In fact your sons and daughters wouldn’t be slaughtered overseas in some other man’s country due to some political shenanigans or even worse, over money and greed. Under a Libertarian Party presidency you wouldn’t have federal college loans, but then colleges would have to compete for student dollars and everyone would have to lower tuition. In some colleges the tuition is close to the cost of a house. And for what?
College degrees now hold little sway in a service market. There are many college students that have to take service jobs that pay $10 / hr. This is the same pay as their high school diploma coworker is receiving, sitting right next to them.
This last election proved that the Black Vote is a force to be reckoned with. Barrack Obama was not even counting on the Black turn-out to win the election. I repeat, he wasn’t even counting on us coming out. However, the Black Vote was the strongest it has ever been in the history of the country. At every age level. Unfortunately, Barrack Obama has proven to be the same exact tired politics as usual. We expected a miracle and got a lump of coal in our Christmas stocking. It’s great he was the first Black president, however he is absolutely doing everything in his power to maintain his seat of power, like all the rest of them, spend, spend, spend. Not one single cabinet member has been appointed that has been any different from any other administration. In fact he chose the same people that led us into this financial quagmire to begin with. I’m sorry to say, my Black brothers and sisters, we’ve been had, hoodwinked, bamboozled. However, should we all join the Libertarian party, we can all rest soundly knowing we will be adequately and rightly represented.