Brad Miller

Debt and Slavery

In Taxes, True nature of the State on July 27, 2011 at 10:48 am
We are chained to the State from birth and most folks don’t even realize it. The current cirucs surrounding the Debt Ceiling is proof that the majority of Americans do not understand that the Debt is a direct result of the Collectivist ideology, epitomized by the Entitlement Programs, Central Economic Planning, and the denial of consumer choice.
“Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers (administrators) too plainly proves a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery.”- Thomas Jefferson
The State is set up to enslave. It has convinced individuals to continually cede more and more of their liberty for security, whether security from Terrorists or security from starvation. This erosion of personal liberty is effectively slavery. When one does not have control over their property and someone else does that equates to slavery.  Even if someone voluntarily votes to become a slave they are still a slave. And woe to the one’s who never consented to becoming the State’s property or have been blind until now and finally feel the weight of the burdensome chains around their necks. 
The chains that shackle us to the State, include the Federal Reserve and its price controls on the price of money (interest rates), the Income Tax (which provided an avenue for increased taxation), and Social Security which started the abdication of personal responsibly for one’s life and the growing dependence on the State.
The Federal Reserve has continued to manipulate the currency by printing trillions of new dollars and by trying to centrally plan the economy through manipulation of the price of money, i.e., interest rate it pays. This distorts the entire credit markets and leads to booms and crashes. Which the government then sweeps in to borrow trillions of dollars of bailouts which add significantly to the debt. This inflation caused by the counterfeiting of new dollars is a stealth tax that impoverishes all of us.
The forcible taking of money from individuals through the Income tax is another way the Government let’s us know that all the property on their turf (within U.S. borders) is theirs and they only allow us to keep what they deem appropriate.  Along with the income tax is the further involuntary withholding performed by your employer. This along with the expected “tax refund” blind most people  to the true amount of money the Federal Government deems their “fair share”.  Most individuals have no idea what their true amount of time they work (slave for) the Federal Government. And for all that is stolen the Federal Government gives vauge promises called “Entitlements”.   I advocate for no taxes and no entitlement programs.
One of these so called “benefits” your  taxes “pay for” is  the ponzi scheme of Social Security. It is the granddaddy of all the nanny state entitlement programs. We can thank German Chancellor Bizmarck, a Progressive, for first wide spread impementation of  this type of program. This to me along with the introduction of the Income Tax greatly increased the shackling of the current and future generations to the State.
Along with Social Security we have Medicaire and Medicaid. I believe we need to change the name of these programs, at least when we reference them, from entitlements to something more appropriate. The programs should be called The Stolen Property Fund or better yet the Progressive Enslavement Program.  Every dollar stolen regardless of the intention of who stole it, is still theft.  It violates the basic right to our property and the right to dispose of it as we see fit. 
Every Law that is passed and every dollar stolen through taxation, and every time the Fed prints more money, dimishes our Liberty  adds the chains around our necks.  Not only do these actions by the State hurt us in the short run they are designed to chain our children and generations yet unborn. 
And all of these accretians of power to the State violate economic law and so incur a massive debt. The debt itself is a result of this Collective ideology that is embodied in the Federal Rerserve’s economic central planning, the penalizing producers tax, and the entitlement programs.  All of these programs substitute individual choice for dictatorial direction. And we have tangible proof where this leads, to a debt of over 14.6 trillion and growing each day. Now how can any Statist claim this as a vindication of their philosophy?
The Statists and Progressives exist in both parties and Jefferson is right on when he described big government as pursuing “a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery.” This explanation is the only one that makes since of the mess we are in because it it doesnt matter which party is in office, the debt always goes up and Individual Liberty is constantly being reduced.  
It seems to me the only solution to this is the elimination of the whole idea of the State and the striving for a voluntary Free Market Society where these invasions of property would not be tolerated.
And that’s my take.
If you have a better idea for retitling the Entitlement programs let me know in the comments section.
Advocate of Liberty

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