Have you ever used these words in the past? Yep, I’m sure you have. It’s a very soothing, comforting phrase. It makes you feel great. It relaxes you, and makes you feel at peace. It’s almost like a relaxing herb!
But this phrase is one of the biggest lies that has ever been uttered. And this lie is even bigger than, “And they lived happily ever after.” And even more deadly. Get the truth about this lie. Do not take offense to what I’m about to say. I’m speaking to myself also.
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Welcome to today’s edition of “You Got Punked” on Free Your Mind Online. Back in November of 07, I did an article on this website called Victory Tax. In this article, I addressed the federal income tax protest movement (namely those who claim that income tax is unconstitutional). Now briefly, according to the Constitution, in Article 1, section 9 it states that, “No capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.”
So based on this, the government has NO right to tax anything directly, unless the tax is split up evenly amongst everyone. The only type of tax that is constitutional is an indirect tax (gas tax, tobacco tax or sales taxes). Then of course came the 16th amendment. The 16th amendment is what everyone (including the IRS) CLAIMS make all U.S. citizens liable to pay federal income tax. But the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on SEVERAL occasions that the 16th amendment conferred NO NEW power of taxation and that the amendment simply closed a previous loophole.
So why do we pay tax? Well… because the government has a system set up in which causes citizens to voluntarily fill out tax forms (like a W-4) that make them “government workers” and therefore liable to pay federal income taxes (as working for the government is considered to be a “privilege” and that “privilege” is what is being taxed. For more info check out, The Truth About Taxes.
However, this phenomenon may explain why we pay direct tax on our labor, but it doesn’t explain why we pay tax on our homes and our cars! Ladies and gentlemen… Tax that you pay on your home and car are DIRECT taxes on property… right? If you own your house, then it is unconstitutional to tax you on it. So if you are paying direct property tax on your home, then WHO OWNS YOUR HOME?
This post is just to get the creative juices flowing. Hopefully these clips can inspire you to make a move (in whatever area you chose). These are some great motivational segments from the speaker Les Brown. Enjoy.