18 April 2011 … only a few days away…

The arrival of Tax Day always makes me think about government and its monopoly on the initiation of force.

Seems I’m not the only one who is worried:

My favorite delusional argument from those still attached to the matrix is that they pay their taxes voluntarily. To these people I ask: when you do your tax returns, do you take as many deductions as the government will allow you? Of course, the answer is always yes. Then I ask them that if they could take enough deductions such that their tax liability was zero would they do so? Again, not surprisingly, the answer is yes. I then ask them that if their preference is to pay zero taxes then why don’t they simply refuse to pay taxes. Inevitably, that’s where their train of thought always runs out of track. Of course everyone knows the answer: because they’re afraid of what the government will do.

At the end of the day, all government mandates are enforced at the end of the barrel of a gun, and that scares the hell out of everyone, as it should. But if we truly believe we are free then we have to start acting like it. It’s time we cared about something bigger than ourselves. It’s time we stopped living our lives in fear.

Read about the American Fear:  What is the Quiet Fear That Troubles Us All ?

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10 years ago

Our revolution was fought over the fruits of our labor. George Washington’s reasoning was that God gave man freedom. Taking any of our labor or time without recompense is stealing part (0r all) of our time. This amounted to slavery and he would not allow himself to be enslaved. In his day, they called it “No Taxation without Representation”. Today we call it “Redistribution of Wealth”. You can call it anything you want but I call it slavery.

10 years ago
Reply to  DRenegade

First, thanks for correcting the date…

Second, with regard to your comment on slavery, the date was moved so we could celebrate Emancipation Day on 15 April. I think the irony is malicious.

In 2011, Washington, D.C., will celebrate Emancipation Day on April 15, a day earlier than normal, since April 16 falls on a Saturday. Emancipation Day marks the anniversary of the day that President Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act. The Act, which was “for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia,” freed 3,100 slaves in the District, making DC residents the “first freed” by the federal government. In 2005, Emancipation Day was made an official public holiday in the District of Columbia.

In observance of the DC holiday, Tax Day will be moved forward one business day, this year landing it on Monday, April 18. That’s the date your form has to be either submitted electronically or postmarked by for your tax return to be considered timely filed by the IRS.