The following correspondence originally took place upon my Facebook wall…
“If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood. That is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution. When the subject has refused allegiance, and the officer has resigned his office, then the revolution is accomplished.” – Henry David Thoreau
Rayn: Indeed!Or, alternatively, what if EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN itemized their tax returns next year? The system isn’t even close to prepared for ALL of us to exercise our rights to the full extent of the law, so such an event would back-log the IRS for YEARS – proving the illegitimacy of the agency! The American system of tax collection fully banks (figurative and literally) on our ignorance, our apathy and our fear! And, yet, super-obedience will clog the cogs just as well as refusal! This is what I have been suggesting to others who know how rotten this system is that we all band together and do, since I know that most people wouldn’t even dream of not paying the compulsory 30%+ of their earned income that the government demands in tithes – oh, whoops – I mean “taxes.”
Yet, as you can guess, most people can’t even be bothered to do this much! Mention super-obedience, and the admissions finally come out rolling out about how they don’t have the time for such a coordinated effort, or how Big Daddy government “won’t allow it,” and would declare martial law, and collectively punish us! LOL! “Land of the free”? What a bunch of propaganda! More like: “Land of the Thief, Home of the Slave!” Talk about doublethink! I guess it’s easier to live as sheeple for most, being herded and fleeced by the ravenous wolves and greedy pigs that are running the death-system we live under!
You can lead a sheep to slaughter, but you can’t make him think!