Posts Tagged ‘Taxpayer Tea Parties’

Flat / Fair Tax? Be Careful What You Wish For

April 22, 2009

The problem is not the government’s method of procuring (stealing) our compensation for services rendered to our employers. It’s the thievery that must stop.

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Libertarian “Prosperity Plan” repeals income tax, ends corporate welfare | Libertarian Party-April 14, 2009

April 19, 2009


WASHINGTON — The Libertarian Party seeks to abolish the income tax, enact a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution and eradicate corporate welfare under an ambitious three-point legislative plan unveiled by America’s third largest party Tuesday.

“Tens of millions of Americans are angry, fed up and demand real reform,” said William Redpath, Libertarian National Committee Chair.  “The Libertarian Party is the only party that agrees with those tens of millions of Americans that government should stay out of both their pocketbook and their personal decisions.”

re: Tax Day Tea Party – Time For The Politicians To Listen

April 14, 2009

The following is a letter K. Hargis submitted to in response
to a letter by a detractor of the Tea Party Movement via John Michael Bond:

re: Tax Day Tea Party – Time For The Politicians To Listen

Leave it to a statist to want to suppress free speech and deter
peaceful protest. Mr. Bond seeks to associate the upcoming Tea Party
with FauxNews and partisan politics. Nothing could be further from the

The Tea Partyis, in fact, about the struggle for power (i.e. pure
politics, in the classical sense); it’s about the governed revoking
their tacit consent; it’s about the abolition of tax-slavery.

When government seizeswhatever portion of an individual’s wageit
desires, the people cease to be free, and become slaves to the
government which was founded to serve them.

This is not to protest “taxes raised under Obama”. It is to protest the
existence of a system which taxes production, rather than consumption,
and to assert that the rightsof “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of
Happiness”necessitate an includedright to the fruits of one’s labor.

These tax protests have been occurring annually, for decades, on the
15th day of April, at U.S. Post Offices nationwide. They are not
new.Real Republicans (not neocons), fiscally conservative Democrats
(yes, they do exist), Libertarians, Independents andcontrarians in
general have long engaged in this protest. Now, they are drawing more

Considering that just over 1.6 million people voted for an independent
or third-party candidate in the last presidential election, this only
makes sense. We will not abolish the 16th Amendmentby April 16, nor by
August 16, but support is growing. Even Zach Wamp recently signed on as
a sponsor of the Fair-Tax.

For a better understanding of the tax system wewere intendedto have, I
suggest you read Jefferson’s Second Inaugural Address. In it, Jefferson
poses the question “what farmer, what mechanic, what laborer ever sees
a taxgatherer of the United States”. Sadly,today’s answeris that All
do, on their first day of employment, when they fill out a W-4.

Despite what Mr. Bond thinks, the people attending theTeaPartyare
protesting “something that actually matters and actually affects” them.
They are protesting a tax system which is nothing more than a tool
bureaucrats use to reward those who support them, punish those who
oppose them, and redistribute wealth in a manner that benefits the
incumbent. I can think of little which is more important.

I also noticed that, in his defense of Obama, Mr. Bond draws parallels
betweenObama and Bush 43. It is amazing then, that he fails to realize
that the most significant differences between themare skin tone, and to
which demographic they market themselves. Perhaps marketing has blinded
him to the importance of the issue of taxation, or maybe the issue is
just too complicated to be cool.

K. Hargis

Chattanooga Tea Party » Tax Day Tea Party Set for Ross’s Landing Wednesday, April 15

April 14, 2009

Pass this link around to everybody you know.

Tea Party Time!

April 10, 2009

“The current grass roots efforts across the country, in approximately 450+ cities, is the result of various circumstances.

Foremost, is the current spending frenzy in Washington, D.C.. When government approves any new laws or pork programs (and most, if not all of them are unconstitutional), the Federal Reserve (a cadre of non-government-private bankers) prints and loans the fiat currency to the government with interest to cover the expense, there’s nothing of value to back it up.

The burden of this interest is passed on to the constituents, and taxpayers in the form of debt. There is no consideration given to the input of the people because the “Representative Government” knows that the people aren’t worthy of controlling how their money (or their great grand children’s) money is to be spent. (sarcasm added)

We cannot spend our way out of a recession or a depression. There is no money to spend and there are way too many unnecessary projects. Most folks know when they’ve erred on the side of careless spending and they curtail spending to control their budget. Unfortunately, current representative government has no conscience. It considers itself as a nanny that can do no wrong.

Secondly, there are approximately forty thousand lobbyists that direct the “will” of our elected government employees with their corporate agendas that are comprised of monetary favors and corporate deals. These lobbyists pay no loyalty to the U.S. Constitution, Bill Of Rights or any moral ideals whatsoever. In fact, they strive to destroy the fact that our country is a Constitutional Republic. The United States Constitution “is” the Supreme Law of the Land. Our elected employees swear an oath to abide by the Supreme Law of the Land. Why aren’t most of them in jail right now?

Last, but not least is… People don’t like their employees stealing their hard-earned money and using it on wasteful, illegal programs that continue to regulate their lives against their will. Our country was founded on the principles of “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”. It wasn’t founded on the principles of theft and redistribution of the peoples’ money at the whim of the proponents of the Communist Manifesto, though that’s just where this country is headed. The Declaration of Independence placed King George III on notice and followed through with “The Notice”. This sentiment is now being re-kindled, and rightfully directed at our ” insubordinate  employees”, the ones we “supposedly” elected into office to be bound by the chains of the constitutions of our state and national governments. Not to waste the fruits of our labor on draconian projects designed to bring the country into a third-world-status by some tyrannical global governance agenda.

This “Grand Experiment” known as the constitutional republic of the United States has been under fire even before its very conception. The Founding Fathers knew that “Power Corrupts and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely”. That’s why the U.S. Constitution with its Bill Of Rights was implemented. The Constitution defines the specific duties of our elected servants in the categorical manner within it. The constitution  does not “give” rights to anybody or any entity. The Bill Of Rights “guarantees” the inalienable rights of people, granted to them by their Creator; they cannot be taken away! It also acknowledges that the states or the people respectively are the ultimate authority in government – “Of, By and For The People”. The Bill Of Rights specifically defines checks and balances to limit abusive powers within the federal government.

Since the careless looting of the people went into overdrive, starting last September, people are “FED UP” and are calling their elected servants to the carpet.

It’s about time. It’s high time that “We The People” demand a representative government that will actually represent “The People”, not the Corporate Lobbyists or Globalists Agendas.

It’s very difficult for me to be non-partisan during this movement for real constitutional representative government; as I’m a Constitutional Libertarian who believes in liberty, smaller government, more freedom and fewer taxes. I just keep praying that folks will wake up, take action and realize that our children, our grand children and their children will have no possible chance of passing the torch of freedom and liberty on to future generations if we keep allowing this globalist course of constitutional destruction to proceed.

The time to self-govern is now!”
-Mo Kiah

Valley Region Coordinator-Libertarian Party of Tennessee

The Flat Tax Is Not Flat and the FairTax Is Not Fair – Laurence M. Vance – Mises Institute-April 03, 2009

April 3, 2009

From: Tax Day Tea Party » Tea Party links you’ll enjoy

April 3, 2009

Lumping Patriots and Nazis Together? comment 18 Written – by Eric Odom on March 31, 2009 – Tax Day Tea Party

April 1, 2009