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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Freedom and Income Taxation - Polar Opposites


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Freedom and Income Taxation Are Opposites


By Jacob G. Hornberger


Editors Note:  Most Americans today don’t realize that our Supreme Court ruled against the notion of an income tax in the late 1890s – twice.  It required ramming an amendment down our collective throats and even then, the tax affected virtually no one and could be filed on a post card.  Withholding of money from your paycheck didn’t begin until WWII as a temporary war measure…when the war ended the powers in DC decided they liked all that money rolling in – it gave them a lot of money to blow so they kept that temporary measure and made it a permanent one!

As the April 17 deadline for filing income tax returns and paying federal income taxes approaches, it is important that we all remind ourselves of an important point: Income taxation and the Internal Revenue Service are irreconcilable with the principles of a free society.

Another way to put it is this: If you’re living in a society in which the government wields the power to seize the fruits of your earnings, you are not living in a free society, no matter how convinced you are.

Americans lived without income taxation for more than a century. They also lived in a society in which there was no welfare state and no warfare state. No Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, farm subsidies, welfare, food stamps, public housing, drug laws, immigration controls, public schooling, Pentagon, military-industrial complex, CIA, NSA, FBI, EPA, DEA, SEC, Homeland Security, ICE, or most of the other myriad agencies of the welfare-warfare state.

It was that way of life that defined an American. That’s what Americans defined as freedom. That’s what made the United States the most unusual society in history (notwithstanding the horrible exception of slavery).



Succeeding generations of Americans give it all up in favor of socialism, interventionism, and imperialism.

They embraced and adopted the variation of socialism known as the welfare state.

They embraced and adopted the totalitarian structure known as a national-security state.

They embraced and adopted drug laws, which are the hallmark of tyrannical regimes.

They embraced and adopted the regulated, controlled, and managed economy.

They embraced foreign wars, foreign interventionism, partnerships with dictators, coups, assassinations, torture, and other practices long employed by dictatorial regimes.

And of course they embraced and adopted the means by which all of this statism is funded — income taxation and, also, to large extent, the Federal Reserve System, which fraudulently taxes people’s income and wealth through inflation.

Today, many Americans are coming to the realization of what has happened to our country with respect to foreign wars, empire, and foreign interventions. They’re growing sick and tired of perpetual war.

They’re starting to figure out that empire, interventionism, and militarism were no part of the founding principles of our nation. They are seeing what empire and foreign interventionism are doing to our rights, freedoms, and economic well-being here at home.

They are beginning to think. They are beginning to question.

The same holds true on the drug war. More and more Americans are “waking up” and seeing the horrible destructiveness and immorality of this government program.

Unfortunately, however, all too many Americans have not yet come to the same realization with respect to the welfare state, the managed economy, the Federal Reserve, and, of course, the income tax and the IRS.

The fact is: You have the natural, God-given right to keep everything you earn. You also have the natural, God-given right to decide what to do with your own money.

Your money belongs to you, not the government.

To achieve a genuinely free society, the income tax needs to be cast into the dustbin of history, along with the immoral and destructive welfare-warfare state apparatuses that it funds.

This article was originally published at The Future of Freedom Foundation.

 

 
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Ending the Epidemic of Homeless Veterans


 

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Ending the Epidemic of Homeless Veterans

 

   The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] estimates that nearly 40,000 American veterans are homeless on any given night.

 

America’s homeless veterans are predominantly male; the majority are over the age of 40, single and affected by some form of mental illness or disorder, including substance abuse, traumatic brain injury, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

 

While the US Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] does provide services and programs to aid its homeless veteran population, homelessness remains a huge population affecting thousands across our nation.  It is an unfortunate twist that is some cities, notably in so-called sanctuary cities, more resources are provided to illegal aliens than to our citizens.

 

There are many factors which contribute to this problem including:

 

·         A shortage of affordable housing in major cities, especially in CA, NYC, Portland, etc.

·         Job loss

·         Lack of access to health care [Now improving under the Trump Administration]

·         Lack of post-service social support networks or lasting effects of combat-related health issues such as traumatic brain injury, panic attacks, suicidal thoughts and physical disabilities.

 

American spends billions on defense but pales in comparison on the resources it should be spending to secure housing and jobs, basic health care services, and especially, mental health counseling and transition assistance for readjusting to civilian life and reentering the workforce.

 

The VA may not be able to cover every service veterans need but there are several non-profit groups offering varying kinds of assistance.  For instance, Rev. Fowler and his group have recently introduced a program which provides small homes to veterans and others [a tough task in bureaucratic ridden Michigan] which is earning high marks.

 
Reverend Faith Fowler 

Executive Director

Cass Community Social Services 

11745 Rosa Parks Blvd.

Detroit, MI  48206

(313) 883-2277, ext.201

Website: https://www.casscommunity.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CassDetroit/

Cass Community Publishing House: https://www.ccpublishinghouse.org

 

Texas-based nonprofit organization ‘Venture to the Brave’ calls themselves ‘hero helper,’ offering services to homeless veterans including assistance with resume writing, helping veterans acquire skills to improve their employability, and aiding them in finding affordable housing without years-long waiting periods.

 

The national non-profit group Building Homes for Heroes prides itself on supporting veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan by building homes and giving them mortgage-free to veterans and their families.

 

Massachusetts-based nonprofit Homes for our Troops holds a similar mission, building and donating specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured veterans to assist them in rebuilding their lives.

 

Veterans Community Project, an organization created by fellow veterans who aim to help homeless vets attain housing and other services, recently created a community of thirteen tiny houses for homeless veterans in Kansas City, MO…the small homes built close to each other provide a ‘barracks’ mentality so they support each other.  This is similar to the Cass Community project mentioned above.

 

Grassroots Action Team was created to advocate for our veterans and military. We will fight on behalf of those who have so valiantly served our country to ensure they receive adequate funding in the battlefield and at home, help provide mental aid support, and amplify the voices of those that are too busy fighting for our freedoms to fight for themselves. 


 


VFW Offers a Wide Range of Services

In the wake of the access crisis that rocked the VA health care system in 2014, we've spent countless hours testifying before Congress on veterans health care benefits and working to assist veterans affected by delays in accessing VA care. All we've ever asked of VA is they provide timely, easily accessible and high quality care for veterans. In effort to continue holding VA and America's legislators accountable, we've compiled a series of reports evaluating the state of VA health care and the implementation of important reforms created by the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act.  

The VFW continues to offer direct intervention on behalf of veterans who are experiencing problems accessing care. To report problems or concerns regarding VA health care or benefits, contact us by email or call 1-800-VFW-1899 (1-800-839-1899).


 

Ben Carson, Secretary of HUD spent several weeks at the start of year traveling to a number of cities on a national tour to discuss transitional housing and homelessness for America’s veterans.  He explained that Trump’s new HUD budget will be able to provide veterans with the service they need, emphasizing support for programs that encourage self-sufficiency over government dependence.

 

The Poor Man’s Father’s Day Survival Package fund raiser will begin soon on eBay and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the VFW to help with their efforts…Stay tuned for details and a link.  This package will include a huge variety of ‘Prepper” goods including survival radio, first aid kits, fishing kits and so on.

 

Bruce, the Poor Man, free thinker, social critic & cynic

 

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Monday, April 16, 2018

How the Deep State Hopes to Destroy Trump & Democracy


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How the Deep State Hopes to Destroy Trump & Democracy

There's a war going on. It's a war against the President that actually threatens our Republic.

This week, with the FBI raid on the President's lawyer's office, personal residence and even his hotel room, we entered a new and more serious phase in the WAR ON TRUMP.

Let's be clear...This is something I warned my readers about the VERY FIRST MONTH Trump was sworn in and I got this from a former MI6 agent confidante in London!

 
Sunday’s interview with former FBI director by former Clinton associate George Stephanopoulos Comey further trivialized Trump and attempted to cover his wrongdoing and leaking of sensitive information to the press, a crime by any standard for which he may or may not face charges for…all to promote his book and cash in and put his own spin on his reasons why he didn’t indict Hillary and his thoughts about the President.
 


This is all the radical Left and the Deep State Swamp care about. They want to destroy and defeat President Trump. And they will not stop their attacks until he is impeached and removed from office.


This week, NBC News reported that the Mueller investigation is getting close to detailing "the findings the special counsel has collected on Trump's attempts to obstruct justice." NBC also described what the next steps likely would be once Mueller completes his Witch Hunt:
 

"Mueller would then likely send a confidential report to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Russia investigation. Rosenstein could decide whether to make the report public and send its findings to Congress. From there, Congress would then decide whether to begin impeachment proceedings against the President, said two of the sources."

Some Trump supporters believe the President should fire the special counsel.

Others contend that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein – the man overseeing Mueller – should recuse himself because he is both Mueller’s superior and a witness.

A new deputy attorney general could shrink the scope of Mueller’s out-of-control witch hunt.

This situation became more serious when Mueller used the FBI and federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York to launder information in a stealth attempt to expand the scope of his probe into payments made to Stormy Daniels and other women alleging affairs with Trump.

Unable to accept that Trump won the election, the NSA in cooperation with CIA [a Communist at heart] Director John Brennan began placing the future president and his aides under extensive surveillance in an attempt to derail his candidacy.

 
As Wikileaks prepared to publish the emails of top Democratic National Committee officials, including Hillary Clinton’s campaign Chairman Podesta, Brennan championed the so-called “Russian collusion” narrative, in order to sabotage the Trump campaign.

 


After the campaign, instead of going after the DNC which hired a disgraced MI6 agent for creating a fake Trump file, they appointed a known Hillary loyalist Robert Mueller as special council who is widely known inside Washington as a Deep State operative with close ties to FBI director James Comey…another disgraced operative.

 
The plan called for Democrats in Congress to beat the lamestream media until Trump resigned [despite the fact the majority of main street people wanted Trump] or stepped aside for VP Pence to step inside as President.

 
Again, if all this failed [according my former MI6 agent], Trump would likely be assassinated by the CIA as a last resort.  Keep in mind, there are those who strongly believe the CIA and LBJ were behind the murder of President Kennedy…the CIA has a long history of political corruption and assassinations and/or attempts in more than 55 other nations since the early 1950s.

 
The bottom line is that globalists want Trump to abandon his “America First” platform or be removed from office…what the people want does not matter.

 
Did you hear that? Impeachment [or worse] is coming!
 

Regardless of the fact that there was NO Trump-Russia collusion, this Witch Hunt will end in the loudest and most vicious public campaign to destroy a sitting president than we have ever seen. Do you remember how loud the Left screamed during the Supreme Court confirmation battles of Judges Clarence Thomas and Robert Bork? Those debates will not even compare to what could be just ahead of us, as the hordes of the Left rally their forces to impeach President Trump.


Don't doubt that the Never Trump forces lack the money (they have hundreds of millions of dollars) or the will (they are obsessed with destroying this president). They will turn any findings by Mueller -- or anything else for that matter -- into the loudest, modern-day social media riot the world has ever seen!

 

The same patriots who led the Citizen Revolt that put America's first true outsider candidate into the White House are the same people who can hold back the leftist hordes who are hell-bent on destroying the President.

Again, let's be clear...
 

They hate Trump because they hate what he stands for! If the President had already "converted" to their leftists, statist ideology, as so many RINOs do when they get to Washington, they would be singing his praises!


But that's not what has happened. President Trump is systematically implementing the most conservative, most pro-America agenda in modern history. And he refuses to be controlled by the RINOs in Congress, the entrenched bureaucracy of the government, the elitist media or even his own staff!

And what is the price of such fierce independence and loyalty to his vision of making America great again?
 

They will tar and feather him. They will impeach him. They will use every available means to destroy him.


And at the end of the day, only We the People can stop this
.

 

 
 
 
The attacks all began with surveillance ordered by Obama who instructed the NSA to find a way to spy on the foreign national because his administration wanted to capture Trump officials in conversations with Russian nationals or other operatives…suspicion that unmasking had occurred quickly centered on Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice and CIA Director John Brennan {who had Communist ties dating back to 1976].

 
The Obama administration illegally leaked what information it had to friendly reporters in the mainstream press which accounted for the numbers of reports accusing Trump campaign officials of colluding with the Russians that the mainstream press attributed to ‘unnamed individuals close to the investigation’ while conveniently ignoring Hillary’s ties to Drug Cartel money laundering banks and her acceptance of $500K from HSBSC bank in England or millions from Russians to facilitate the sale of 20% of our uranium reserves or huge donations from Saudi Arabia, etc.

 
In September 2017 CNN reported that Susan Rice was the source of leaks to House Intelligence Committee members and that she had unmasked the identities of senior Trump officials to understand why the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates,  Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, was in New York in 2016…a crime in itself!

 

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