Letters to the Editor

Voice of the People - April 8, 2008

Taxpayers are slaves of the state

Just as Mary and Joseph were compelled by the state, it is time to pay our tribute to Caesar. The candidates for leech in chief propose "tax relief" but the only relieving that will be done is you from your money. The fraud, robbery and extortion via taxes are draining the citizens. Taking by force from one and giving to another is robbery, yet we acquiesce to this crime by the state. The American revolutionist believed representative government would lay the foundation against tyranny and over taxation. They missed that one. Our elected pirates have found it effortless to confiscate our wealth and have become the predators the revolutionist fought to overthrow.

The Great Emancipators' confiscation of wealth was repealed by the Supreme Gang after the monies were collected to pay for the War of Northern Aggression. Then, with the stroke of his "New World Order" pen, Woodrow Wilson established the limitless theft of income to further the imperialist expansion of U.S. democracy. In his inaugural address, this pompous diviner proclaimed: "Remember that God ordained that I should be the next president of the United States. Neither you, nor any other mortal or mortals could have prevented this." After being reelected because "he kept us out of war," Wilson promptly went back on his campaign prevarication and sent American soldiers to be cannon fodder for a European war.

Taxation and war, the only uses the state has for you, will devour the subjects of the liar in chief and we will become slaves to the state because the sheep have abdicated to the nullification of the Second amendment.

Intimidation and force will be the tools Caesar will use to collect his taxes. Maybe when people reach the point of feeling helpless, deprived, or oppressed beyond recourse they will engage in a modern day tea party and exercise "their duty, to throw off such government. I can only hope. So, as the state plunders your wealth this April 15, consider the words of Frederic Bastiat: "Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone."

Rick Gwin

Rock Hill