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April 15th is Theft Day

Published in Blog on April 16, 2019 by Keith Bessette

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April 15th is Theft Day. Income taxes are due.

Behind the tax form is a gun. The IRS has 4,487 guns and 5,062,006 rounds of ammunition (GAO, 2017). Why?

Because the income tax is theft. We own our bodies. We own the output of our labor. Taking money from the rightful owner is stealing. The income tax is morally equivalent to being robbed on the street at gunpoint. The only difference is which thug took it.

Slavery is when someone claims ownership of the labor of another. The government claims it owns your labor and decides how much you can keep. The top tax rate is 37 percent. When a man is 37% a slave and 63% free, is he free or a slave?

My left neighbor is poor and my right is wealthy. Is is ethical for me to take 37% of the right neighbor's earnings and give it to the left?

Our Founders declared that income tax is not an authorized central government power. The U.S. Constitution says “No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census…”

The income tax was unconstitutional for 125 years. In 1913 the 16th Amendment was ratified, creating the income tax--a new power the Founders did not delegate and specifically denied. Twice the Founders made income tax unlawful.

Florida has no state income tax, so people move to Florida from high tax states. This is part of the design of the Great American Experiment. While Florida has gained over one million residents since 2015, high tax New York's population was unchanged. Coincidence, or are people voting with their feet?

Putting the central government back into the limited role the Founders defined is a proper action for those with ultimate sovereignty: We the People. B

Browse ConventionOfStates.com for a way we can eliminate the theft each April 15th.

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