With the deadline of the annual tax nightmare paperwork submission on the horizon, this is a prelude to my declaration.
I have supported the FairTax
proposal that calls for the repeal of the 16thAmendment
and at the same time replace the income tax system with a flat-rate
tax based upon consumption, not income. However, as Newt Gingrich
has pointed out in discussing the reform of our federal tax code, who is and has been for its reformation, stated that it would be far faster to instill a reformation to the present tax code system as a flat tax of 15% across the board, with no increments according to income, and no deductions be made of any kind, rendering the annual paperwork down to about the size of a postcard – and not needing to spend money to hire anyone to do one’s tax paperwork – for it would be simple and condensed – thus ridding the tax code law thousands of pages of articles that even the employees of the Internal Revenue Service cannot fathom entirely.
My only suggestion to that important reform is that for people of a certain income and under only pay 10%, thus alleviating tax credits and deductions which make the system so complex and which also affords those who can hire lawyers who specialize in legally bypassing the total payment of tax owed no longer be allowed.
The primary lobbyists against the FairTax Act
, which has sat in limbo , introduced in the House of Representatives as H.R. 2525
on July 14th
, 1999 in the 106thUnited States Congress
by Georgia Representative John Linder
(1999-2010) and Rob Woodall
(2011), and introduced into the Senate by Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss – have been the tax preparation industry
. They would lose millions of dollars and the politicians’ excuse is that it would create more unemployment – referring to the employees of the IRS and the tax preparation businesses. The IRS employees are contracted in such a way where they would be offered any openings, first pick, that were available within the government to transfer to. This is a sweet deal compared with the private sector who has been laid off due to cutbacks in private industries. As far as tax preparers – they can just go back to the accounting business, where they started from. Besides, they are a small portion of the population in America – and legislation should always be for the benefit of the people, not just special interest groups.
The FairTax bill calls for the IRS
to be dissolved within three years of passing the bill into legislation and signed by the President of the United States. It would be worth it just to be rid of the unconstitutional actions of the IRS
in the past and present, where they are given the power to prosecute without trial and confiscate property and assets without due process in disputes over income tax payments.
The reformation of the tax code system of the United States federal government would not only benefit the citizens, but the government – and help the present economy crisis to be improved. Both government and citizens (businesses especially) pay exorbitant amounts of funds on tax preparation throughout a given year and when having to make the annual filing requirement. The government spends over $75 million annually to enforce the tax – I am not sure whether that includes paying salaries of IRS employees. By ridding the citizens of the tyrannical IRS and its intrusion upon the rights and liberties of the American people, this too would be part of government limits according to the Constitution of the United States.
Other nations have adopted our tax code system and have found, after changing to a flat tax system, that their economy and GNP had improved. The following is a list of nations who went to the flat tax income system
that includes the year it changed: Hong Kong (1947); Jamaica (1986); Estonia (1994), Latvia (1995); Lithuania (1996); Russia (2001); Slovakia (2004); Ukraine (2004); Albania (2008); Bulgaria (2008); Guernsey (1960); Montenegro (?); Iraq (2004); Romania (2005); Georgia (2005); Pridnestovia (2006); Iceland
(2007); Mongolia (2007); Kyrgyzstan (2007); Macedonia (2007); Czech Republic (2008); Jersey (1940); and Mauritius (?).
, who has dropped out of the presidential primary campaign was for flat income tax. Ron Paul
is for the flat tax system – definitely for easing the tax burden and finally getting a handle on federal spending. The Club for Growth
has given a score to Ron Paul that has consistently, year-by-year, kept an average score of 87% over the average congressional score of 73% over the same period of time between 2005 and 2010.
A flat income tax system would not require the repeal of the 16th Amendment (for now), which would require two-thirds of the majority vote in Congress as well as ratification of the states. The tax system replacing it would have to become law the same time as the repeal of the 16thAmendment to prevent double taxation.
With the flat income tax it would apply as an equal percentage to all taxpayers, and since it is based upon percentage, the higher income Americans will automatically pay more. Many supporters advocate a 17% flat rate, but I believe that the government should only get 15%. Either way, it would be better for everyone. Most flat tax plans do away with exemptions, which means no more loopholes that prevent government from collecting funds due and will result in a more simplified system. Versions of the flat income tax include an exemption for families
. With a flat tax system, as mentioned before, only a simple postcard would be required for the annual filing. This means there will no longer be corporate taxation, and most agree that income received from interest and dividends would no longer be included in the income tax calculations.
With the FairTax, those with lower incomes would be sent a monthly rebate check
to families that would cover taxes spent on consumption.
But what we need is congressional members make this a number one priority and get the ball rolling. Americans have only heard talk for 12 years now – its time to act. It is because we have congressional members who don’t like changes, especially big ones that would affect their work life in Washington, DC. But then again, that is what they were sent to Washington in the first place – elected to operate the government in an efficient and constitutional manner. It is far past due that our government, federal and state, start budgeting according to an annual total amount of a given amount of tax funds – and quite overspending. American citizens must budget according to what they make – not what they might possible make in income or arbitrarily be able to increase their income according to their spending.
This truly should have been a key issue in this presidential primary election of 2012 that ties into the issue of limiting government as dictated by the Constitution of the United States. Those that did, like Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich were shunned and made to look ridiculous because they supported the ideas that would perform the drastic reformation required in the federal government. The establishment and its mainstream media don’t want the boat rocked.
We must remember the Declaration of Independence and its point-by-point reasons as to why the colonies decided that it was time to break ties with the monarchy in England. Many of the issues apply today, and that is why I have used that important and historical document to write my own declaration that I hope people will read (and maybe add some points) and disseminate so we can start reforming the government from the bottom up. I believe we have much difficulty because we have been trying to reform/change government back to its republic principles and constitutional laws from the top down. Either way, in order for this nation, as a free republic, cannot and will not continue to exist.
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to insist that upon the complete reformation of our government, and that if those already in office do not agree, we insist upon their resignation and be replaced who will perform those changes/reforms required in order to meet the standards of constitutional law and return the rights and liberties of the American People of the United states. If they do not conform or resign, than the People have a right to rebel against those that choose not to operate our government For the People and By the People that originated with the unification of the separate states into a union that is the United States of America.
The next section is the famous preamble, which includes the ideology that were the principle parts of the Declaration. It asserts the right of revolution, mentioned by Thomas Jefferson, even as our nation was created (includes my insertion). …
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all humans are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, ithat among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted by the People, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, – That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter that government, and institute a new and reformed Government that follows the US Constitution as they have sworn when taking office to defend and uphold – Which has been created by the Founders of the United States of America and its Constitution and its amendments; organizing its powers in such form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety, Liberties, and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience has shown that humans are disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a series of abuses and usurpation occur, that will surely lead to Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to demand that such a Government reform itself or suffer the consequences of the wrath of the People.
The next section of the Declaration is from a list of charges against King George III, but this version is against the sitting president of the United States, Barack H. Obama, to include the actions of his predecessors, as well as those presently occupying offices of the legislature and the Supreme Court:
Such has been the patient suffering of the States and its citizens that now requires action against those that constrain the People’s right to alter the present System of Government to revert to which the Founder’s have wisely and accurately established. The history of the present President of the United States is a history of corruption, trickery, false identity and unconstitutional acts that have usurped the very laws that limit government and provide the rights and liberties established in the Bill of Rights that compromise the amendments to the Constitution of the United States whose purposes with members of Congress have established and are establishing an absolute Tyranny over these States of America. To prove this, let the following Facts be submitted to the world.
The present Government iiand many of its predecessors have refused to Assent to Laws that is beneficiary for the public good. The Federal Government has made laws that it does not enforce, such as laws concerning immigration or laws that concern special interest groups. The Supreme Court has not decided decisions based upon constitutional law, but instead either a consensus or from foreign law sources.
The Federal Government, specifically the Supreme Court, has allowed state governments to pass laws against the rights and liberties concerning the Second Amendment and private property rights; while the Federal Government has also violated rights of the People and the State Governments by violating the Fourth, Fifth, and Tenthamendments to the Constitution of the United States.
The Federal Government has allowed and established offices and agencies within the federal entity offices and agencies who have unconstitutional powers, such as the IRS, who do not oblige the liberties of being innocent until proven guilty and whose Tyranny has confiscated assets and property without due process under the Constitution of the United States and the judiciary principles of said established limited powers.
The Federal Government has ignored the pleas of the People and the advice of the best economic minds in the United States to reform the present tax system to either a flat income tax or a flat consumption tax and repeal the intrusive, complex and unfair tax code presently in place; despite promises to do so or examine alternatives with no intentions to change it.
Has refused to reform electoral process in which the media and the political elite, the establishment based in Washington, DC has taken control of the electoral process during election campaigns by not affording ALL candidates the opportunity to be heard by the People or allowed to debate in public forum to present the reason why they fell they qualify as candidates for public office. The said government’s judiciary has allowed the media, who claims protection under the First Amendment, who have violated other people’s rights and have not served their purpose in disseminating all information in an objective manner to the People.
The Government has inserted earmarks into bills, usually at the last minute, in order to satisfy special interest groups or the wants of certain parties from a congressional members’ statement, thereby spending wastefully those funds that have been sanctioned to be used by the People for operating the Government on their behalf.
Has repeatedly usurped the rights of the American people for the purpose of pleasing special interest entities in matters concerning freedom of choice and property rights.
Has taken upon itself the matters of which should be left to the State Governments to decide; thereby gradually evolving into a powerful central government that invades privacy of its citizens and causes Government to oversee more and more aspects of private lives as it grows both in legislative authority and the amount of bureaucratic offices and agencies.
Has allowed illegal immigrants, according to laws passed by said Government, to remain in the United States while law abiding immigrants wait patiently for an opportunity to live, work and become citizens of the United States. In addition, these same illegal immigrants are afforded the rights and benefits of American citizens when they have come to the United States uninvited and illegally to live and work without legal documentation.
Has kept standing armies, navies, air forces and Marines, in times of peace, in foreign nations whose people no longer wish them to be there.
Has sent troops to foreign nations without a declaration of war approved by the majority vote of Congress that is not a national emergency or national security threat that requires immediate attention.
Has appointed judges and justices that do not honor their oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, who are bias in certain aspects of law and social conduct, and belong(ed) to a racist-oriented organization demonstrating bias in certain aspects of judiciary argument.
Has, in the office of the President of the United States, put themselves above the rule of law that everyone else is subject to.
Has attempted or succeeded to supplement our legislation with foreign laws that do not apply to the Constitution of the United States and the requirements set forth by the Founders of the United States.
Has treated mass murderers and saboteurs in acts against the People of the United States in its jurisdiction, not as prisoners of war or criminals against humanity, but as common criminals that must be tried in a civil court instead of a military tribunal.
In every stage of these oppressions and some not mentioned here, We the People have petitioned through means of communication as well as peaceful demonstrations and protest which have not been answered except in false promises and trickery.Has allowed a cartel of bankers, established in 1910, to produce and control United States currency without congressional oversight, constitutional authority, or Government auditing, named as the Federal Reserve Banking System; and has refused to reform and repeal its separate powers over the economic health of the People of the United States, despite a demand from constitutional and responsible members of Congress.
(Ron Paul, as an example, has called for investigation and release of Federal Reserve private power since 1988 – yet, he is made to look like a fool by the media controlled by elite persons within the establishment of our government).
We the People, therefore, appeal to the Government to address these issues immediately and act upon them judicially, whether in election year or not to uphold and protect the Constitution of the United States and respect the rights and liberties of all citizens of the United States of America over any foreign interests or foreign peoples that require assistance or ask for it.
We the People demand action upon these things that have escalated over the decades and steer our nation through the rocky shoals now and the future by honoring and protecting the Constitution of the United States and the rights, liberties, and pursuit of economic recovery by limiting government according to Constitutional law and the rights and liberties afforded in the Bill of Rights that make up the amendments to the Constitution of the United States.
The following video is the original Declaration of Independence with excellent narration and animation:
i The published Declaration uses “unalienable“, rather than the now more common “inalienable“. This appears to simply be a stylistic issue, and some drafts, notably that by Thomas Jefferson, used inalienable.
ii Executive, Legislative and Judiciary branches.