THE UNAMERICAN UNCONSTITUTIONAL PROPERTY TAX
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THE UNAMERICAN UNCONSTITUTIONAL PROPERTY TAX

The land belongs to you, the one who bought it, not the State. A property tax is the State declaring that it owns the land, and worse than that, it is the state attempting to usurp your God given right to do what you want with your own land, by saying it owns the land. If you doubt this, just try not paying your property tax and youíll see who owns the land. Imagine this. Imagine an America in which there are no homeowners, just serfs. No one owns a home or land. They simply pay a feudal lord a special fee in order to remain on the land or in their home. They must maintain the land and home they live in or the feudal lord can fine, imprison or evict them.
A MAN'S HOME SHOULD BE HIS CASTLE
They must obtain permission from the feudal lord to build onto their home or make significant improvements. Once they have built or improved their home, they must pay the feudal lord an increased special fee in order to remain in their home. The feudal lord can also send his agents to inspect the home whenever he wishes and the "homeowner", oh pardon me, the serf must grant them entry. This arrangement is known as serfdom. They say it ended in the 1700ís. But it has not ended. In America, we have simply replaced the feudal lord with the State. Serfdom is alive and well in America and it is maintained via the property tax.

The property tax dispossesses and disinherits the family. Land, in a truly free nation would be an inheritance to future generations of family members. A tax on the land is an attempt by the state to defund, dispossess, and disinherit the family. Families that cannot afford the tax will lose their land. Supreme Court Chief justice John Marshall, penned these words in the 1819 McCulloch v. Maryland case, "The power to tax is the power to destroy." A property tax is an attempt by the State to destroy the family. God intended for families to own land. He intended the land to be an inheritance to future members of the family. Any laws which the State enacts to see this end accomplished are just laws, any laws which militate against this God-given design are unjust laws. The land owned by families must not be taxed by the State, lest they rob future family members of their God-given inheritance.

The property tax is not only an assault upon the family, but it is also an assault upon manís freedom. Property is basic to manís freedom. A tyrannical state always limits a manís use of his property. A tyrannical state always limits a manís use of his property, taxes it, or confiscates it as a means of enslaving a man without necessarily touching his person. A property tax is a sign of an occupied country! A direct property tax is a sign that a nation is under oppression and tyranny. That is what Americans are under today. In contrast, a familiar cry of the American Revolution was "Liberty and Property."

Property tax is also wrong because of what it is used for. Property tax is collected by city governments, municipalities or various local governments. A small portion is given to the state government. A small portion is given to the county government. The vast majority is kept by the local government. Itís hard to determine what the state uses its portion for. The county government usually uses a large portion of the small portion it receives for jails and prisons. The local government uses the vast majority of what it keeps for schools. This is another corrupt institution. The State must never be granted jurisdiction to educate children. This duty should belong to the family primarily. What does the State educate children in? Humanism, statism, and it does not encourage children to think independently, rather brainwashes children not to think for themselves, and accept lies as truth, as long as it's from a state approved authority figure.

Property tax is wrong because it removes incentive to improve oneís property. If you improve your property, it means you will pay a higher property tax because you have increased the value of your property. Therefore, property tax acts as a disincentive to improve the condition of oneís property. Property tax is an attempt to destroy the family, and an assault on manís freedom. We must be opposed to it therefore. One of the reasons Americans are under the oppressive property tax is because we are a nation of citizens in rebellion to common sense, and so many of us are dependant on a monthly check from Big Brother to survive.

The attitude of the State regarding the taxation of its citizens can be summed up in the words of former U.S. President Lyndon Johnson. In a January 15, 1964 White House speech, LBJ, who gave us the Great Socialist Society, said, "We are going to try to take all the money that we think is unnecessarily being spent and take it from the Ďhavesí and give it to the Ďhave-notsí that need it so much." Apparently the have nots include a State that is getting rich by the sweat of our brows, and imposing more tyranical laws upon us every day.

What should we do in light of this tyranny? Am I saying you should not pay your property tax? That's up to you to decide. If you can find a way around it, FIND IT! Be as wise as a serpant, and harmless as a dove, so to speak. It may be a cause for which God will raise you up. But what we must do is inform this nation of the injustices that are being heaped upon us daily, and the property tax is one of them. The BIG picture is this: we are cows, the IRS is the company who milks the cows, the United States Government is the veterinarian who takes care of the herd, and the International Bankers are the owners of the farm. The people of this nation should be aflame with righteousness calling each other to stand against this tyranny. All people must know it is wrong, and then they will see this scourge called property tax abolished from our land.

By Rev. Matthew Trewhella, R.J. Erickson

















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