October 19, 2011
"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world." --Thomas Jefferson to A. L. C. Destutt de Tracy, 1820. FE 10:175
Presidential hopeful, Herman Cain, came out with his proposal to continue fleecing the American people: 9-9-9. His so called 'tax overhaul' is nothing but more of the same. Another life raft thrown to desperate Americans who want to hear "solutions", but don't know how the problem started.
Cain's proposal is a 9 percent personal income tax, a 9 percent business tax and a 9 percent national sales tax. Double taxation for the bankers - and "its resonating with voters"!
Washington beltway mouthpieces, radio talk show hosts, cable news anchors and his rival candidates are all chiming in:
"The “9-9-9” plan that has helped propel businessman Herman Cain to the front of the GOP presidential field would stick many poor and middle-class people with a hefty tax increase while cutting taxes for those at the top, tax analysts say."
"But conservatives have a different concern – that Cain's plan to install a 9 percent national sales tax, paired with income and corporate taxes at that same rate, would give Democrats a brand new tax stream to try to squeeze out more revenue."
Cain has rebutted the concerns over his proposal which, of course, if elected he would have absolutely no constitution authority to implement under Art. II, Sections II & III of the U.S. Constitution:
Reading Cain's response reminds me of Saint Sarah Palin. Lots of folksy talk, but painfully obvious Cain doesn't have a clue about the intention of those who birthed this republic regarding taxation, which I will get to shortly.
Between exchanging spit over class warfare card and the same old political bickering about Cain's love affair with the number 9, where is any discussion about reducing the size of government by abolishing unconstitutional cabinets like the EPA, "Federal" Department of Energy and Education? Right there we the people would save over $150 BILLION dollars a year - every penny borrowed from the candy store called the "FED". Get rid of the draconian and unnecessary Department of Fatherland (Homeland) Security. A savings of over $42 BILLION borrowed dollars - which goes up every year.
There is no constitutional authority to steal the fruits of our labor to give to any foreign country for any reason, so why aren't the candidates pointing the finger where it belongs - at the outlaws in the U.S. Congress for not stopping all foreign "aid"? Don't forget: Every penny borrowed from the "FED" has interest tacked on; more debt heaped on our backs, our children and grand children with no future except poverty.
How about abolishing the unconstitutional Department of Health and Human Services raping the American people for social welfare? Hundreds of billions in their budget; every penny will have to be borrowed:
"The President's FY 2011 Budget totals $911 billion in outlays, an increase of $51 billion over FY 2010. The Budget proposes $81 billion in discretionary budget authority, an increase of $2.3 billion over FY 2010 on a comparable basis. HHS’s portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) addresses and responds to critical challenges in our health care and human services systems through investments that immediately impact the lives of Americans. To fulfill the President's health care vision, the Budget builds on Recovery Act investments and continues on the path to health insurance reform in key HHS priority areas."
A few billion here, a few trillion there when the people's purse is overdrawn $14.8 TRILLION monoply "dollars".
I posted the following in my email alert last Friday, October 14, 2011, regarding the news items below:
"Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Thursday warned Congress that automatic cuts in defense spending would force the Pentagon to reduce its presence in some trouble spots, including Africa, a hotbed of al Qaeda franchise groups. Mr. Panetta previously raised the specter of a dysfunctional, "hollow" U.S. military if automatic budget reductions force the Pentagon to squeeze out $1 trillion in spending over 10 years."
"How about bringing all our troops home from the unconstitutional invasions and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan? Tens of BILLIONS of BORROWED dollars EVERY MONTH to keep the war machine going in those two countries:
"Every penny borrowed. More debt heaped on our backs, our children and grand children. For what?
"How about stop bombing the hell out of Libya and the new putrid "foreign policy" of putting our military into Africa, butting in where we do not belong? When hell freezes over - let's keep America drowning in those immoral wars for big profits for another decade:
What a capital idea! Our foreign policy - kill even more civilians and children, you know, acceptable collateral damage. For what? $$$$
KABUL, July 26 (RIA Novosti) "At least three civilians including two schoolchildren died and six were injured following a NATO airstrike in Kunar province in eastern Afghanistan, regional governor Said Fazlulla Wakhidi said on Tuesday.
The airstrike took place in the Vatapur district late on Monday night, the governor said, after an attack by Taliban fighters on an American military base and battle with NATO troops. A grenade fired by one of the Taliban hit a residential building in the attack, wounding five Afghan civilians. NATO attack helicopters carried out an airstrike in response, but cannon shells from a helicopter hit a school, killing the civilians. At least 1,462 civilians have been killed by fighting in Afghanistan in the first six months of this year, 14 percent more than the same period last year, according to UN human rights officials."
"In Nov. 2010, the people of this country reelected 86% of the same incumbents who have allowed this monstrous mess to continue, all for geopolitical games, the defense industry and oil."
What Cain proposes is just another way to feed the Levethian monster created by the Outlaw Congress while those crooks and cowards continue to kill American jobs through more "free" trade treaties. Cain's proposal is another poison pill that will do nothing but treat the symptoms while the patient is dying on the operating table.
Prior to 1913, there was no "Federal" Reserve banking system - a system in complete violation of the U.S. Constitution. There was also no income tax. The only reason the Sixteenth Amendment was created was to feed that candy store your incumbent and mine need to continue stealing us blind to pay for their insane and illegal spending. While the Sixteenth Amendment clearly was not ratified by enough states, there isn't a single member of the U.S. Congress with the guts to stand up and tell the truth. Not only did the Sixteenth Amendment NOT confer any new power of taxation, the IRS (with the blessing of the thieves in Congress) continues to misapply the code stealing us blind. Read The Memorandum.
me give you an excerpt from the book, Toil, Taxes and Trouble, by the
great Vivien Kellems; published in 1952, pgs 41 - 46:
"Since a capitation means a tax of the same amount for every person, this provision makes doubly sure that all federal taxes must be at the same uniform rate for everybody. This limitation that direct taxes be levied by the Federal Government must be in proportion to a census and apportioned among the States in accordance with numbers, is the only provision in the Constitution that is stated twice.
"The only reason that our Constitution required a census to be taken every ten years was to count the people to determine how many Representatives should go to Congress, and how direct taxes should be levied. I wonder how many Americans thought of this in 1950 when those little busybodies came knocking on their doors, asking ten thousand impudent, silly questions which were none of their, or Washington's, business.
"There is absolutely no power granted in the Constitution which enables a top-heavy bureaucracy of empty-headed simpletons, and worse, to invade the privacy of the American people in such a monstrous manner.
"This census is just a preview of what is really in store for us if they actually take over, which they most certainly will do unless we uproot and vote them out.
"The census was to count the people - that was all. The number of people determined the number of Representatives in Congress and the apportionment of direct taxes among the states.
"For a long time I asked myself, 'Why were Representatives and direct taxes linked together and apportioned among the States in accordance with population?' It was understandable that Representatives should be chosen in accordance with numbers but why should taxes be apportioned the same way? And then one day, out of the blue, it came to me crystal clear. All at once I understood the plan to safeguard the future freedom of the nation, conceived and executed by those scholarly men.
"I read again: 'Representatives and direct taxes shall be included within this Union, according to their respective numbers...' 'No capitation, or other direct tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the Census of Enumeration hereinbefore directed to be taken.' And in those two sentences our forefathers bound fast the hands of Congress and secured the liberty and freedom of the American people. How? By making it utterly impossible to levy an income tax.
"An income tax is certainly a direct tax, probably the most direct tax of all since it cannot be shifted but must be paid by the person receiving the income. By specifying that direct taxes must be levied in accordance with the number of people, not upon what they produced, as in the days of ancient Egypt, an income tax was simply out of the question. It cannot be levied upon a man but must be levied upon what he receives.
"Our forefathers designed and incorporated in the Constitution a new system of government. It was built upon a revolutionary idea; the conviction that the government belonged to the people and existed only by their consent. Its genius lay in the careful system of checks and balances among the three departments, the Legislative, the Executive, and the Judicial. And it went further and maintained a balance between the powers of the individual States and the Federal Government. In addition it carefully reserved to the States and to the people all rights and powers not specifically delegated, or prohibited to the Federal Government and further stated that because certain rights were enumerated in the Constitution it did not mean that others not mentioned were still not the property of the people.
"However everything in the Constitution was arrived at by compromise. The interests and concerns of the thirteen states varied widely and each delegate was sent to Philadelphia to protect the commerce, industry and agriculture of his particular state. It required months of patient discussion, argument and forbearance to finally produce the finished document, which when completed, comprised a system of government to protect the people in the rights and liberties set down in flaming words in the Declaration of Independence. It is a wonderful document, the best system of government ever devised for human beings, but it could have varied in some respects and still have worked satisfactorily......
"The supreme achievement of the combined brains of all those men were written into those two sentences and the freedom and liberty of the American people were secured in them. For in those two sentences the right of the free man to own something was made inviolate. This was his distinguishing mark, the only criterion of freedom in all the world, the right of the common man to retain for himself the fruit of his labor.
"Now this is how it worked. Every man was given a vote with which he could vote for his Representative. Originally only Representatives were elected, Senators were appointed by the State Legislatures and it's too bad we changed that provision."
"That Representative having to stand for election every two years was close to the people and responsive to their wishes. That is why he was given the power to tax; all bills of revenue arise in the House. And that is why he must come home every two years and give an accounting to the people.
"But his power to levy direct taxes was limited by an ironbound restriction: that tax must be apportioned among the States in accordance with the population. Since all taxes were to be at a uniform rate, Congress simply could not penalize one section of the country, or one group of citizens for the unfair advantage of another.
"When Congress levied a tax, everybody had to pay and at the same rate. The amount would vary with the wealth of an area, as it does today with the different values of real estate, but the rate was the same for all and the tax was distributed among the States according to population.
"The men who wrote our Constitution did not found a democracy. They feared the so-called 'Democrats' of their day as much as we fear the Communists today. They did not believe in mob rule, or government by the unintelligent, irresponsible mass. They founded a republic and they made certain that the right to vote should be curbed and controlled by the necessity of paying taxes. Scheming politicians could not take taxes from a helpless minority and buy themselves back into office with the votes of the tax exempt majority. When a Representative voted a tax, he voted to tax everybody because the tax was based upon numbers, not upon dollars.
"This was the most brilliant plan ever conceived for guaranteeing the freedom of a nation. It protected every person in his right to private property, rich and poor alike, and under this protection we built the richest, most powerful nation on earth. We achieved and maintained for the majority of our people a standard of living undreamed of before, the hope and the envy of the whole world.
"And we accomplished something even more important: we developed a vigorous, self-reliant, self- respecting race of people. An American citizen would have been ashamed to ask for a handout from his Government. The Government belonged to him, he did not belong to the government.
"And then what happened? We chucked our carefully safeguarded right to own something out the window, and we passed the income tax amendment. Gone was our apportionment among the States in accordance with population, and also gone was our principle of uniformity. Income 'from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration' could be taxed and without limit. And when we passed this income tax amendment the slow, distilled poison of tax slavery dripped into our veins. We sowed the seeds of our national decay which is rapidly coming to maturity before our eyes today. The heritage of freedom so carefully insured for us by our forefathers is gone; it has been taxed away."
Herman Cain seems like a nice man, a patriotic man, but he's in way over his capabilities. Additionally, Cain worked for our enemy, the "Federal" Reserve Banking System, and has never said a peep about the disabilities of our monetary system and why his former boss is responsible for the destruction of this country (with the blessing of every Congress since 1913 - although' some have fought against it like Charles Lindbergh, Sr., Congressman Wright Patman, Ron Paul and a scant few others), or even broached the subject of sound money. Cain was caught in his own lies recently, and please remember as you read this column, The Despicable Lies of Herman Cain, I have no candidate preference and belong to no party.
Everyday my email box is full of comments like: Mickey Mouse vs Obama on the ballot, I'll vote for Mickey. Romney vs Obama, I'll hold my nose and vote for Romney and on down the line. How sad. Just remember this: All bills of expenditure must come from the U.S. House of Representatives, not a sitting president. Candidates can promise you the moon; they do every election. But, look what continues in this country with the corruption and rot coming out of the Outlaw Congress because of special interests, greed and pure insanity as the spending goes on as well as the grotesque, unconstitutional invasions and occupations of Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the bombing of Libya and now U.S. military intervention for tribal squabbles in Africa.
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A president can veto spending bills, but how many times have you seen it happen your lifetime to stop unconstitutional spending? Expect anything different in 2012? With the massive anger from voters in Nov. 2010 and the tea party folks - a whopping 86% of the same thieves got reelected. Tens of millions of Americans sent the same crooks, cowards and criminals back to do the same thing they've been doing for decades, but somehow expected a different outcome. Hello?
That's why our last line of defense against the rotting carcass out in Washington, DC, are the 50 state legislatures, nullification, sound money bills and outright defiance of unconstitutional "laws" being shoved down our throats. That won't happen unless tens of millions of Americans become active at the state and local level. Are you doing your part?
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6- Department of Education must be abolished
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Devvy Kidd authored the booklets, Why A Bankrupt America and Blind Loyalty; 2 million copies sold. Devvy appears on radio shows all over the country. She left the Republican Party in 1996 and has been an independent voter ever since. Devvy isn't left, right or in the middle; she is a constitutionalist who believes in the supreme law of the land, not some political party.
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