posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 01:51 PM
The Top 10 Reasons Why I Think A Tax Revolt Is Necessary
(In no particular order)
1. Violence is never the answer, let's get that straight.
2. The government no longer listens to protests or marches. Instead, when a grass roots movement or a protest movement does get started these days,
a psy-ops campaign is started (through mainstream media outlets such as CNN) to attack or ridicule those group who are protesting.
3. What does work? Peaceful disobedience and peaceful non-compliance of the law. Think of how the civil rights movements and Ghandi's protest in
India worked: peaceful, civil disobedience. No violence. No rage. Just peaceful, non-compliance. It may have been illegal for black people to sit at
the lunch counters or sit in the front of the buss, but they did it anyway. Not paying taxes is a form of peaceful, civil, disobedience.
4. I have heard that the IRS is un-constitutional, anyway. (Is this true? I'm not sure...I'd have to look into this further to see if that is,
indeed, true.) So, if the IRS is un-constitutional, I can think of no better way of fighting back against the unconstitutional actions of the
government by first refusing to pay unconstitutional taxes.
5. Washington is now run by a group of power-addicts. I don't give alcoholics money to buy alcohol, and I don't give drug addicts money to buy
drugs. Why should I keep giving
power-addicts money to keep buying more power?
6. Once a system is corrupt, it is not possible to "reform" it from the inside. The reform must come from the outside. Corrupt leaders will never
willingly reform themselves, because...hello!... they are....corrupt. We have MULTIPLE examples of this, and not just in politics. The only hope of
reforming our government to get those people out, who are causing the problem, and the only way to remove power-addicts from any system is to take
away their source of power. In this case, it's money.
If we "starve" them out by refusing to pay taxes, and then reform the government regulations so that no politician can be allowed to gain masses of
personal wealth once he or she becomes an elected official, that would be a beginning. But they will not do it from the inside....we must initiate the
reform from the outside.
7. A tax revolt gives the American people leverage. We have NO leverage right now with the government. None. Once a tax revolt is staged, and we get
their attention, THEN the people have leverage to demand change. Such as, a new constitutional congress, which would look at major reforms. But
without leverage, nobody will listen to us.
8. I am sick and tired of the sitting presidents using MY tax money to fight wars that are un-constitutional. The Constitution said that CONGRESS is
the only governmental body that has the power to declare war, and they did that for a reason. We have not officially declared war on anyone since
WWII. Instead, our president just orders troops into these long-lasting police actions on foreign soil that never seem to end. It's ridiculous.
Declare war or don't. But if you declare war, do it right: go in, get it done, and get out. But these long-lasting police actions are ridiculous! How
long have we been in Afghanistan and Iraq now??
9. Nobody has the right to make Americans buy health insurance, or anything they don't want to buy. And especially, nobody has the right to make
American buy health insurance, or get a felony conviction. I was all for health care reform, but THAT is completely UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
What are they going to require next, in a few years? What if Big Pharma starts to fail? Will they require that everyone needs to consume at least
three pharmaceutical medications a year, or get a felony conviction? Think of how scary this is. I am all for non-discrimination against pre-existing
conditions (because that's what it is...discrimination), but I am NOT for mandatory health insurance through private insurers, or mandatory
consumption of anything.
10. I am sick and tired of my government using MY tax money to prop up big corporations that are about to fail. With this new health care law
mandating everyone must buy health insurance, they are just propping up the insurance companies that stand to fail under health care reform. This is
just like how they propped up the big banks that stood to fail. And the car companies that stood to fail. But the thing is, the big banks would have
not been at risk of failing if their practices had been ethical. And the insurance companies would not currently be at risk of failing today if their
practices had been ethical. And if the car companies had run their companies right and actually made cars that people liked to drive, they would not
have been at risk of failing.
So, it seems that when it comes to our government, if you own a big company, you are allowed to be unethical or make as many mistakes as you want, and
the government will come running to bail you out because you are "too big to fail." How is that captialism? It's not! Why did we fight wars in
Korea and Vietnam and the cold war for so many years, to defend American values, if we are not even practicing them anymore? These companies should be
allowed to fail.
It's just like a forest. In a forest, eventaully, the big trees die and the little sprouts on the bottom of the forest floor grow bigger and take
their place. The rot and decay from the big trees goes to nourish the little trees. It's nature's way....and that is how capitalism is supposed to
If we continue to prop up large, unethical, or badly run companies, simply because they employ too many people....the American capital system has
failed. Let them fail....and stop giving them my money.
I started my own sole proprietorship this year. If I fail to run my company properly and fail, should I expect the government to bail me out? No. I
should not. Nor should anybody's tax money go to bail me out if I should fail to be a good business woman.
So, in closing, I will repeat what I said in another thread. I think that we all agree that our tax money is not being wisely spent. Our leaders in
congress are behaving like irresponsible children, manically spending our money on things they shouldn't be, or have no right to spend it on. If they
are going to behave like irresponsible children, then we should treat them as such, and TAKE AWAY THEIR ALLOWANCE.
But, in order for it to work, it would have to be a massive tax revolt.