Originally posted by Damrod
I am not an extremist...but I do read the Constitution. No...I do not have it memorized...but I DO know how to find applicable clauses when the need
arises. The most wonderful and beautiful thing about our Constitution is that it is a "living" document. It transcends time and space (well, for
the most part) and is applicable in any day or age. It is a simple premise that has been fogged up by "policy" and "intention". All I ask for is
my fundamental right to "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness".
Am I a tax dodger...no. I have a complete understanding of the social safety net and I do not have a problem with it. We are human beings...social
creatures....we are supposed to look out for our weak and infirm...that is what we do....or are supposed to do.
I have no problem paying taxes to keep the infrastructure up to date....or to keep our defenses ahead of the curve....the problem is...we over indulge
one of those and ignore the other....why?...PROFIT!
I too do not consider myself a 'tax dodger'' even though I know that label is applied to the likes of myself and others who find that our system is
so out of whack and disjointed that one of the few PEACEFUL and non extremist responses is to do so,,, not pay into this broken system. I also
completely understand the need of social safety nets. But when the net is set up only to help those who feed off the system, or sell themselves out
with votes for those who would keep them in servitude to the system, I rebel. I have no problem paying my property tax for my home, car. But the be
DOUBLE taxed as we are today to keep a system in power that cares not if I keep my home or not, again I Rebel against this madness. Our elected
officials seem only to care about themselves and large corporations and forget the little man/woman who work hard each day to get by, and ultimately
are nickeled and dimed to death.
I believe the social net you speak of is LOCAl in my community and immediate family. I care for, without being able to claim, my sister and her two
young children. Without the money I provide to her, she would be on the streets. I am sure there are ways to cheat the system as I see many do, which
is another point.
I don't cheat, I just refuse to participate. When they do come for me,,, I will opt out,, and another productive person in America will be missing
to help hold up this charade. Extreme, maybe, but sometimes one has to live by the ideas of freedom written in ones soul, not by the laws that so
many claim are the ''best the world has to offer''.
I would prefer a different way out, but voting is a farce,,, even though I still will vote.
I do my part when called to jury duty, as I believe that is required of citizens.
Taxes. Well,,, I will return to pay when it is even among us all here, and today and for my lifetime, never has been. I will be damned to pay, when
profitteers make off with millions or billions, and all I want is to have a bottom rung spot at middle class. The system is rigged, and if you think
differently so be it. But the reality is the US is now a corporation owned by the elite. I AM NOT A FRIGGING SLAVE nor will I PRETEND the System is
the route to address my grievances whe the SYSTEM IS OWNED BY THE 1%.
I Really like the fact you brought up BERNAYS as you are correct,,, he should be more well known than he is today.
Really,, I don't want to be labeled an extremist, as I feel I am rather rational about most all of this, but if one wished to label me so, I would
I also have evolved in my beliefs and would gladly look at evidence to the contrary that I am wrong in thinking as I do. I want a way out,,,, but
what the Federal Government offers is slavery and servitude to a system that in reality is very much FASCIST.
otherwise why would they say it is OK to kill Americans without due process of LAW..... If the LAW DOES NOT APPLY TO THEM,,, IT DOES NOT APPLY TO ME.