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Renowned columnist hails COS as remedy for Tax Day

Published in Blog on April 16, 2024 by Jakob Fay

Relax. Take a deep breath in and let out a sigh of relief.

Tax Day 2024 is behind us!

*(cue the applause)*

Tax Freedom Day is here, which means that, theoretically, you’ve worked enough this year to pay your taxes. That’s right, if this model, calculated annually by the U.S. Tax Foundation, holds for you, every buck you’ve earned thus far this year is Uncle Sam’s for the taking.

How generous! (Expect a thank-you card soon from Post Malone, Lil Wayne, Usher (you know, that rapper who performed at the Super Bowl Halftime Show), and Russian cats — all of whom benefited from your tax money.)

Alternatively, maybe you’re less than thrilled to cut the good ol’ government such a sizeable portion of your income (I can’t imagine why!). “Render unto Ceaser the things which are Ceaser’s.” Got it. Check. But who gave Ceaser the green light to spend that money on gambling monkeys or Egyptian tourism? It seems someone is a teensy bit openhanded with our money.

Our money, mind you.

While acknowledging that taxation is an important and necessary function of government, can we also agree that Tax Day in the U.S. is an unmitigated disaster area?

“Governance” in America has devolved into a cash-grab scheme by which corrupt politicians seize boatloads of money to fund their favorite pet projects. The Founders never intended for the system to work this way.

SEE ALSO: Tax Day is an affront to the American people. Here's why.

Renowned columnist Cal Thomas recently penned an op-ed criticizing Washington for neglecting the Founders’ principles. Fortunately, he highlighted that the Founders also provided a solution.

“If too many voters keep fueling the gravy train, the only option will be an Article V... convention, provided by the Founders for such a moment as we are now facing,” he wrote. “Suppose a future Congress refuses to attack the debt. In that case, an Article V... convention will be the only way to balance the budget and return power to where the Founders originally intended it — to the people.”

“Our current oppressive tax system can be analogized to Dracula, who is never satisfied with the blood he sucks out of one victim, but must constantly look for new sources to bite,” he added. “We must drive a stake in the bloodsucking government’s heart, or we will end up driving one in ourselves, and the country we have known and loved will be no more.”

Cal Thomas is right. It’s increasingly evident that relying on Congress or the president to address this issue is unrealistic. Therefore, if we truly aspire to overhaul the U.S. tax code, the onus is on us to step up and take action!

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Almost everyone knows that our federal government is on a dangerous course. The unsustainable debt combined with crushing regulations on states and businesses is a recipe for disaster.

What is less known is that the Founders gave state legislatures the power to act as a final check on abuses of power by Washington, DC. Article V of the U.S. Constitution authorizes the state legislatures to call a convention to proposing needed amendments to the Constitution. This process does not require the consent of the federal government in Washington DC.

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