Both Obamacare and the Fair Tax require a new IRS scheme of collections. Both require a new technological solution of reporting your activities to the Federal government. Both are expensive, comprehensive, unwieldy, and use an untrustworthy government bureaucracy to implement all of the processes.
“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. Enable them to see that it is their interest to preserve peace and order, and they will preserve them.”
~ Thomas Jefferson
“I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.”
~ James Madison
“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.”
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.”
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
~ Margaret Mead
“It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is today, can guess what it will be tomorrow.”
~President James Madison
“Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood.”
~ John Adams
“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.”
~ Patrick Henry
“Conscience is the most sacred of all property.”
~ James Madison
“We gain strength, courage, and confidence every time we look fear in the face. We must do that which we think we cannot do.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
There is absolutely nothing from the Founding Fathers — and I mean nothing — in which they said your No. 1 course of action in response to massive, repeated Constitutional violations should be to “vote the bums out.”
They never said that. Nowhere. Ever.
For some reason, though, opponents of endless Federal power seem to pull the “vote the bums out” card first. And a vast majority of them seem to have just that one card — and no others.
Stop pouring your time and money into the siren song of Federal election campaigns. Voting the bums out is a failed strategy.
If your goal is the Constitution, it’s high time that you started following Madison’s advice on how to get there.
Your country needs you. Your community needs you. Your family needs you. Liberty needs you. The time to act is now.
“A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.”
“You say the times are evil, then improve yourselves and the times will be better: you are the times.”
Nothing has changed in all this time only more zeroes have been added to the National Debt.
H.L. Mencken (born 1880 – died 1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic, and Democrat. He wrote this editorial while working for the Baltimore Evening Sun, which appeared in the July 26, 1920, edition:
“As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.”
“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.”
~ Martha Washington