For all too many, that’s the sentiment today. Moreso, because it’s also Tax Day where we pony up our gelt to the state and FedGov. Mrs. Crucis and I completed that onerous task last month.
As expected, the internet is filled today with articles about taxes—too many, too much, too little return for our money. If we fail to pay, we can expect a visit by federal leg-breakers. The FedGov’s tactics would make the local loan shark blanch.
An article in the American Thinker, expounds on the concept of taxes being the cost of civilization.
The Rising Price of Civilization
By Jon N. Hall
Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes famously opined: “Taxes are the price we pay for civilization.” Right, but that price is rapidly rising. Might we be paying for more “civilization” than we can afford?
I liked the article’s opening. The rest is just a rant about Missouri’s personal property tax. At one time, “paying the cost of civilization,” may have been accurate. No longer. Today, it seems to me, our taxes are paving our path towards tyranny and a dictatorship.
We see examples all over the country. New York, Colorado and Connecticut have repealed the 2nd Amendment within their states. They ignore McDonald, that declared the U.S. 2nd Amendment applies to the states. The New York law goes into effect today and that state’s Rifle and Pistol Association has filed a lawsuit against Cuomo’s power grab.
In our state of Missouri, our Governor, Jay Nixon, and a number of his department heads have violated state law and subverted the intent of those laws to send private data of the state’s citizens to the FedGov. In particular, Nixon, the Department of Revenue and the State Highway Patrol gave to the IRS a list of Missouri residents who hold CCW permits.
The reason? The IRS wanted to compare those lists with people who receive SSI payments for disability, possibly, mental disability. That would enable them to seize any weapons and ammunition, and possibly jail anyone who appears on both lists.
Nixon and his flunkies also sent Missouri citizen’s private information to a 3rd party to comply with the Read ID act. The problem with that is Missouri law specifically prohibits any state agency from complying with the Read ID act.
In addition to all the above, Colorado is back in the news today. Not only has the state violated the 2nd Amendment, they are now proposing to institutionalize vote fraud.
Voter fraud bill introduced in Colorado
Sunday, April 14, 2013 – Red Pill, Blue Pill by Al Maurer
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 14, 2013 — Under the guise of modernizing the elections processes and increasing voter turnout, Democrats have submitted a bill that will leave the state wide open to fraud. House Bill 1303 was written completely in secret by House Democrats — no surprise in this increasingly radical one-party state government — without the input of the Secretary of State’s office or any of the 64 county clerk and recorder offices who oversee elections.
The bill is 126 pages long and completely re-writes election law in Colorado, creating a permanent system of fraudulent elections.
Just as with House Bill 10-0917 exactly three years ago, this bill introduces same-day voter registration and all mail-in ballot elections. But there is much more.
Sponsors of the bill claim that both methods increase voter participation. In fact, it is a recipe for fraud and creates problems where there are none now.
If this bill becomes law, prosecution will be even less likely. In one very telling portion of the bill, vote fraud is reduced from a crime to a misdemeanor. The word crime is boldly crossed out:
“IT IS A CRIME CLASS 1 MISDEMEANOR”
The intention is pretty clear from that change alone. But there is yet more.
The bill eliminates the category of “inactive voter,” requiring mail ballots to be sent to addresses that have not participated in the voting process in several years. These ballots can be fraudulently returned, causing serious issues of ballot verification.
The residency requirement is reduced from 30 days to 22. A subtle change in the voter’s affidavit is from “I am a resident of the state of Colorado” to “I have been a resident…”
So if you’ve ever lived in Colorado for twenty-two days, come on back and vote!
It seems that every day, the dems/libs make another move to institutionalize their power over us. At some point, we will rebell. I thought that day would be years off. Now, I’m not so sure.