Originally published at my anti-tax blog, Taxation With Representation
By K. Daniel Glover
In the beginning the Founding Fathers declared their independence and created the Constitution. Now the government was small and servile, emptiness was over the coffers of the deep, and the spirit of liberty was hovering over the United States of America.
And Uncle Sam said, “Let there be tariffs,” and there were tariffs. Uncle Sam saw that the revenue was good for Him, and He separated the people from their money. He called the people stooges, and He called the money, “Mine, all Mine.”
And there were tariffs and more tariffs — the first fruits of taxation with representation.
And Uncle Sam said, “Let there be an expanse between the people and their government.” So Uncle Sam made the expanse and separated the people under the expanse from the government above it. And it was so. Uncle Sam called the expanse “IRS.”
And there were taxes and more taxes — the second fruits of taxation with representation.
And Uncle Sam said, “Let the money of the people be gathered to one place, and let roads and bridges to nowhere appear.” And it was so.
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