Liberty: Neither Right Nor Left But Just — What The Tea Parties Are Really About…
The Federal Income Tax went into effect in 1913, the same year that the Federal Reserve System went into effect.
From 1776 to 1912, America survived without a federal income tax. Roads were still built, students still went to school, the military still defended the nation, and life still existed.
The Federal Income Tax enriches the politicians, allows the Republicans and Democrats to continue to plunder the rest of the country, and makes each and every American a slave.
We are captors to a government and a cartel of 12 privately-owned banks that debase the currency. They print money backed by nothing to pay for war and welfare.
There is no real liberty while the federal income tax still exists. The Federal Government systematically and knowingly violates each citizens private property rights by taking a third of each and every person’s income with the threat of force.
The Federal Reserve System facilitates this process. The debasement of the currency by the endless printing of money is a hidden tax known as inflation which robs people of the value of their savings.
The Federal Reserve inflates all the while it claims to “fight” inflation.
Neither the right nor the left are truly interested in the liberty and prosperity of the average citizen.
The right and left political classes are interested in three things (a) money (b) power (c) ways to increase both.
The right and the left love to pit Americans against each other. It is much easier to control a country when you fracture it into two opposing camps, except that is much harder to do when it comes to liberty. The freedom of the human soul cuts across all human-created classes. Its message trumps all government, all political parties, and all people.
The tea parties represent a mass call for true liberty. They reject the notion that endless government growth, endless and ever increasing taxes, and all those drunk with power are entitled to continue to tighten the yoke around each and every American’s neck.
As Thomas Jefferson said…
“A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.”
“A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government.”
“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”
“All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.”
“Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.”
“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”
“Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.”
“Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.”
“Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.”
“History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.”
“I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.”
“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”
“I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.”
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”
“If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.”
“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
“Information is the currency of democracy.”
“It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.”
“It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war; but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on, we must defend ourselves. If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.”
“Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.”
“Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.”
“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”
“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”
“No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will.”
“Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.”
“Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.”
“That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.”
“The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.”
“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.”
“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”
“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.”
“The most successful war seldom pays for its losses.”
“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.”
“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.”
“The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force.”
“The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it.”
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
“Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”
“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”
“Every generation needs a new revolution.”