No More Taxes

December 20, 2007

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 by John Paul MitchellSlavery of Taxes

Any spiritual teacher that insists taxation of personal income and wages is necessary must be a criminally-minded con-man, naive and gullible, or completely uneducated about the history of taxation. A government that imposes a requirement to pay taxes by their citizens is a government that enslaves their people. In the mind of any free man, taxes equates to slavery. 

In ancient times, when an empire or nation defeated tribes or other nations in war or battle, the winning nation would punish the losers. The punishment would often occur in degrading and abusing the captured women, mandatory requirement to work, and taxing the working people a percentage of their income. 

 

 

Egyptian Pharoahs and TaxesThe first known system of taxation was in Ancient Egypt between 3000-2800 BC, the first dynasty of the Old Kingdom. Ancient records document how the Pharaoh would travel Egypt every 2 years, collecting a percentage of revenues from the people. Before this time in ancient civilization, human beings faced tribal governments with no enduring problem of taxation.

 

As an example of a high tax, medieval serfs of the Middle Ages paid 25% of their earnings to their landlords. In ancient Israel, any income over 10% was considered usury or taxable at a high interest.  When the Romans took over and occupied the region of Judah and Israel, they began to punish the Jews through forced taxation. In the days of Jesus, there was hatred and disgust towards tax collectors, especially those of Jewish descent.

 

Jesus Against Taxes and Money ChangersAccording to the Bible, Jesus, a mystical and prolific spiritual teacher, was charged for tax protesting crimes and inciting disobedience against the Roman oppressors and authorities. Luke 23:1-2 (NIV) explicitly states: Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, “We have found this man subverting our nation. He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be Christ, a king.”

 

Even the most famous spiritual teacher known to humanity blatantly opposed taxation. 

 

American RevolutionThousands of years later the American Revolution began. Contrary to popular belief, the Colonists’ did not revolt due to a tea tax. The British Monarchy was imposing a 3-5% income tax on the Colonists’ earnings. The revolution consisted of killing, maiming, property destruction and expensive battles for eight years, but the bitter relations lasted decades. All of this destruction because the British Monarchy would not cease their practices of taxation and slavery.

 

After the new union was set apart from Britain, there was no individual income tax for 124 years. Except for two brief periods, during 1862-1872 (an “income duty” to pay for the Civil War) and 1874-1875 (until the Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional), the United States thrived without a national income tax imposed on its population. Americans were free to earn, save, spend, build, invest, and donate their money as they wished, without limitation, nor fear of taxation. The United States was able to support itself through tariffs on imports and exports, excise taxes on liquor, and by issuing government bonds.

 

U.S. Government and TaxesTo this day, the federal government of the United States of America, continues to tax the income of hard-working citizens. All states within the union, except seven (including Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming), require a mandatory state income tax. In addition to the seven, there is two states (New Hampshire and Tennessee) that only tax dividends and earned interest on income. How is it possible for a state to not require taxes, but the federal government does? How would a state support itself and its population without the steady flow of taxes?

 

U.S. Constitution Does Not Support Income TaxThe United States of America has been committing unconstitutional crimes of taxation and enslavement against its growing population (currently, 303 million citizens) since 1913.

 

If national income taxes were abolished, not only in the United States, but elsewhere, a nation’s economy would thrive due to a free market of earning, spending, saving, and investing. Economic crisis would be a thing of the past while nations became more stable and free. A person would have more money in their pocket to do as they wanted. It would no longer be difficult to finanicially survive in this lifetime while feeding and sheltering one’s family, loved ones, and self. 

 

How can a government take from you what they do not own or have properly earned themselves? When you earn money through your skills, abilities, and strengths, you are the rightful owner of that income until you decide to spend or give that money to another person, business, or organization.  Through a monetary system, the energy exerted and time spent working is converted into an adequate finanicial substitution. The money we earn is money that belongs to us; no man or government has the right to take it.

 

Do not give in helplessly subjecting yourself and your innately human rights to a government’s whims and unnecessary spending. You are the people of your nation; in the highest reality, you are essentially a free human being.

 

Retain your freedom, defeat the system!

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6 Responses to “No More Taxes”

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  2. ron paul 2008 said

    Why are you using Ron’s name? Ron is for the lowering of taxes, he is not for abolishing them. He does not say that people should stop paying taxes. That is insane. You are misrepresenting him.

    We must inform Ron about what this person is doing.

  3. Then why does Ron Paul say he will get rid of the IRS?

  4. Also, did you listen to the hour-long Ron Paul interview on Glenn Beck earlier this week? He said he wanted no income taxes.

  5. Hey,
    I agree with you completely about the lack of justification behind the governments right to take taxes. It is far too often assumened nowadays that the government has some form of natural right to these things, and that they way it works now is the best way.

    I think however there are some cases were taxes can be usefull, i.e. paying for the police/fire service, or as in my country England, the NHS.

    I think the governement should be forced just to take the bare taxes needed for these aspects and not be allowed to use them for the poinltess party specific schemes they keep wasting money on (for instance the quater of a million on the brixton progect)

    Max
    p.s. british policys of slavery and taxation? ill think you will find that one of the main reasons for the american war of Independance was the proclomation line, are attempt to stop the colonists from takening the indians land and enslaving them. Taxation? you were the least taxed naiton in the western world (6c to our 12 shillings), was it not slightly fair that you should fund your defense slightly? Slavery? the biggest propenents of the revoloution (including washington) were all the biggist slave owners.
    The taxes we instituted actually lessend the prices (apart from the stamp act) for the general people, just attacked the smugglers who turn out once again to be the key proponents of the war.

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