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I quit murdering people on November 17, 2012.

I lost my job (outsourced) on November 16th.

Since I no longer pay taxes (since I'm unemployed - and no I'm not collecting unemployment), my tax dollars are no longer going to a government intent on killing people who look (or think) a little different than us.

That is the one thing I take comfort in since losing my job of 27 years.

I'm no longer drone bombing wedding parties in Pakistan.

I'm no longer killing the Afghani people.

I quit pointing guns at Iran.

I no longer give out $55 billion in foreign aid which goes to rogue governments who torture, imprison and murder their people.

I no longer sell or give military weapons to foreign nations who in turn suppress their people for U.S. weapons manufacture's financial gain.

I have quit sanctioning Iran and causing untold harm to innocent Iranians who never did a thing to me.

I no longer send Israel 3.2 billion dollars to kill Palestinians.

The killing no longer has my name on it.

I'm sorry I killed so many people with the money I sent this government all the decades I did.

I apologize to the countries of Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lybia etc.

I may end up killing again when I get another job.

But for now I can sleep soundly knowing I quit killing people through the actions of the immoral representatives in my immoral government.

For now.



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If that's the way you truly

If that's the way you truly feel, why would you be looking for another job?
There are plenty of ways to make money that don't involve "jobs".

The gist of this letter is that you know you're killing, but your big screen TV is more important, so you "may" kill again.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZpSfDYFSCk

Respect for Ron Paul and his followers from Romania!

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Very original post.

And a great way of thinking that could make people realize that they do play a part in continuing these policies.

Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."

I've read some of the comments--

and I don't care if your comments are logical or not.

I feel what you are saying, and I agree.

Enjoy the peace.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Thank you all for your kind comments.

To those who have said it's not our faults because we are taken from at the point of the IRS gun, that's true.

But everything our government does, it does with our approval.

It would be impossible for the members of a representative republic form of government to do anything the people who put them there disapprove of (short of fraud, corruption or theft).

Yes, we ALL did our best to get a moral man in the presidency, but we failed.

The candidate's own PARTY cheated him because his message of truth was too much for them to handle.

But in the end, every bullet, bomb and missile has every tax-paying American's name on it like or not.

I'm just content knowing for the moment, I have nothing for them to take.

Lifestyle change? Yes.

But moral contentment comes with it as well, knowing that for now at least, the next drone bombing of a wedding party in Pakistan WON'T have my name on it.

Merry Christmas and love to you all at the Daily Paul!

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

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How do we disapprove??

I know stopping paying taxes won't work lol

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

Point by vicious point.

I take these things personally, as vicious attacks upon me.

I will try to not respond in kind.

"But everything our government does, it does with our approval."

I do not confuse my government, which is self-government, moral government, with crime made legal, so the sentence above appears to be working to convict me of that mistake made by that person. I have made no such mistake. Nothing a criminal does, with or without a badge, is done with my approval. Please avoid any future claim of guilt on my account in the future: it is not nice of you to do so.

"It would be impossible for the members of a representative republic form of government to do anything the people who put them there disapprove of (short of fraud, corruption or theft)."

Case in point: this "government" is not a representative republic, it is a Despotic Nation State, or Consolidated Government, those in power do not seek any advice from the victims that they victimize, and it is well past time to heed the warnings of our so called founding fathers, of which there were two main groups as:

1.
Genuine Friends of Liberty (Patrick Henry for example)

2.
Counterfeit versions (Alexander Hamilton for example)

"Yes, we ALL did our best to get a moral man in the presidency, but we failed."

That is patently absurd as many people, meticulously documented in writing, and in video posted into the public domain (world wide web), resorted to deceit, threats of violence, and violence as they succeeded in lending moral and material support to very evil criminals, themselves among that group, lesser powerful evil people, but none-the-less evil.

It may be a good idea to stop confusing all of us as being one thing - if anyone is still doing that in their own mind.

Consider being free of that falsehood - please.

"The candidate's own PARTY cheated him because his message of truth was too much for them to handle."

Again, that does not ring true, if I understand the ideas that may be working in the mind of the author. If Ron Paul felt a sense of ownership for his "own PARTY", then he may express that himself, and as to who cheated who, such discoveries of facts are possible, and then those individual people are held to account for what they did, and then "collective punishment" which is as cover word for "prejudice" which is a cover word for CRIME: when crime is understood to be an individuals thoughts and actions that result in the injury of an innocent victim, so, so, so, why play that game too?

Who benefits when someone plays the blame the THING game, so that the actual culprits are never held to account for what they do exactly?

"But in the end, every bullet, bomb and missile has every tax-paying American's name on it like or not."

The accounting here is all well documented, factually, and the account is denominated in Federal Reserve Notes, and the Federal Reserve System is a crime (made legal) in progress, so many of us who know this are trying to find a way out of this and we are victims of this FRAUD in progress, and all the bombs that go with it.

If that is not understood, then "we" can blame ourselves for being victims, which is a very good lie, if believed, because that lie renders the victims powerless.

Who benefits?

"I'm just content knowing for the moment, I have nothing for them to take."

A very good step toward Liberty, in my opinion, as the dollar denominated account of your POWER flowing to aid criminals with counterfeit authority lessens remarkably in your case.

Good work, thanks, and please continue helping everyone else who want's to move toward Liberty for your generous help in this Power Struggle in the way you are helping, which is an accurately measurable amount of help, since you are sending less of your POWER to the criminals, each fraudulent dollar less, than you had been sending before this move in the right direction.

Thanks. I have a similar story to tell, very similar.

"But moral contentment comes with it as well, knowing that for now at least, the next drone bombing of a wedding party in Pakistan WON'T have my name on it."

Excellent! Thanks again, I appreciate it, less Federal Reserve Notes that you earn, and use, are less bombs used by criminals as they use bombs (and lies) to maintain their POWER to use bombs and lies.

Federal Reserve Notes are lies, so why are people earning lies?

It makes no sense, but it keeps on keeping on, for reasons that become clearer, if you stay on this path.

"Merry Christmas and love to you all at the Daily Paul!"

Thanks again, and if we don't make the best of what we have, what is the point?

Joe

Welcome to the club

Haven't supported the Empire in their genocide for over a decade, October 2001 to be exact. Feels good, really good.

This is why I am slowly converting

This is why I am slowly converting my money and transacting to Bitcoin. Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, but Bitcoin is the people's currency.

Wonderful rhetoric!! If not

Wonderful rhetoric!! If not exactly accurate, the spirit of your words is perfect. But always, always be careful of apologizing. Your good will is often held against you. But you knew that.

keep the good stuff coming!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

You`re a good man.

I don`t care what your Government says you are.

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
Thomas Sowell

Thanks Hydro

I appreciate it.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Thanks Hydro

I appreciate it.

Double post - sorry.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

You're absolutely right...

Ignore all the sheeple rationalizations below. As long as you personally are no longer donating $$ to these murderers, you're off the hook. You're not responsible. It doesn't matter how many other little taxes you pay that are included in the price of products you buy. Because you personally are not the one giving those $$ to the murdering government - the retailers are. In all of those cases, THEY are the ones bearing responsibility, not you. What they do with your $$ is not your problem. At the moment, there IS NO GUN pointed at your head, precisely because you don't have anything worth stealing. Good luck on keeping it that way as long as possible...

By the way, your story is getting out there: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33412.htm

Your logic is unsound.

Let's play a game: I'll take a gun, point it to your temple and say, "give me your money."

Choices:
a) you give me your money
b) you resist, I kill you and take your money anyway

Who on earth would say, the victim is responsible here? Clearly the man being mugged is the victim. The TAXPAYER is the VICTIM.

As for this tidbit, "I apologize to the countries of Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lybia etc. I may end up killing again when I get another job." I'll leave you with the words of Fyodor, "Do get up from your knees and sit down, I beg you, these posturings are false, too."

Who on earth? None, they all

Who on earth?
None, they all died shortly after founding our nation.

Just because someone has a gun to your head doesn't excuse your cowardice.

The tree of Liberty must be watered occasionally with the blood of PATRIOTS and tyrants... It doesn't say just tyrants.

You see, that's how we get change.

If people start being killed by the Gov over taxes, a revolt will happen fast... keep paying your fair share, with your mouth shut and your head down, and we will continue on this way until there is nothing left.

BTW, I still owe taxes from every year since 1998, 100%+ of my student loan, and no one has ever shot me, they send scary letters.

even though i'm inclined to agree..

you can save the chest-beating, brave heart bullshit for someone with less sense because all your rhetoric depends on disguised collectivist thinking. i am one person and cannot be responsible for another person. you can not transfer responsibility.

you want to throw away your life when they do decide to pursue you, be my guest. but what's your goal? do you know? is it to get enough people to stop paying now so that you can reign government back to a manageable level? noble, but we'd share two totally different understandings of what the nature of government is. from my point of view, it simply cannot, in any meaningful manner, be reigned in. you may win some small battles but that war will always have infinite fronts, infinite enemies and infinite ground lost until the same story has been played out as it has since the beginning of time.

now, do you think that mass refusal to pay taxes will lead to anything other that a massacre? citizens won't be winning that one. and armed revolt will likely lead to instituting worse tyrants than you already have.

and this is ignoring the fact that you just don't have numbers. or a plan. or anything really. kent state comes to mind. how many remember that? where was the revolt then?

so what is your ultimate vision here? easy to paint your face on the internet, point fingers and rally yourself but once you try and take it ANY further, it falls to pieces.

if you were to ask me, i would say agora is a good way to expand the front in our favor. the surveillance and manpower needed to stop it is near impossible. plus, what is peaceful is always more desirable. it's civil disobedience. it's voluntary. every day it would make the state less relevant. not to say that would solve it but it's a step in the right direction.

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the logic may be a little unsound...

but the spirit and the intent are exemplary!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Unfortunately, is it not true, you still do these things

You still pay taxes, property, sales, excise, and hundreds of others. You still buy products and services in which the proceeds end up in the same hands. And your money is still being inflated and that difference in value is still being use for all the things you had hoped you stopped doing. The beast is impossible to escape.

Gold & Silver vs. Paper Money

Gold is a precious metal because of its rarity. Additionally, it can not be tarnished or counterfeited..and always has great value to its owners. It has been a medium of exchange for thousands of years.

Gold & Silver belong to God and he allows us to use it for our daily needs. When the general citizery hold it, society prospers.

Paper money is counterfeit money, having zero intrisic value because it can be printing into perpetuity. Presently it belongs to the Federal Reserve. We use it because the Devil has stolen Gods money and given us worthless scrip in return. Eventually, paper money destroys commerce within a given country and enslaves the people.

Don't feel you had anything

Don't feel you had anything to do with funding the atrocities. You were simply taking care of yourself as we all should. But you forgot something; the Federal Reserve is still printing money and we are paying for the messes in another way.....inflation (the hidden tax).

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and, yes, our representatives DID sell out!

what's left to do is KICK THE BUMS OUT (if they are lucky); or try them in a court of law and hang them as traitors, if convicted (in many cases)

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

You are not responsible for

You are not responsible for what a criminal does with the money taken from you at gunpoint.

This is attitude is blaming the victim.

Not hardly. Once you elect

Not hardly.
Once you elect the criminal, you are complicit. Try it.

Pick a friend to go rob a bank, make sure you have the friend tell the cops he is representing you and the rest of the gang, and see how long it takes before your door explodes.

Debt.

The government is still borrowing money in your name to pay for that crap as long as you are an American citizen. Taxes or not. Sorry.

Ive often thought about this

Ive often thought about this concept, if I could live without using FRN's, then I would not have income to tax and support activities immoral. Beautiful thought!

Wonderful post! Merry

Wonderful post! Merry Christmas to you!

In an abstract sense, the oppressors can only keep robbing and oppressing productive people as long as they can squeeze more out of them than the squeezing costs. Which means a very obvious path to liberty is simply becoming too darned expensive to govern.

One can do that by two means; by having very little available to steal, and by imposing high costs n anyone bent on oppressing one. The former can further be broken down to; either have very little period, or have what you have in difficult to conceal forms, like Bitcoin and perhaps gold.

Imposing costs can be done by civil disobedience, by "bleeding he beast" strategies like working under the table for Bitcoin while collecting welfare/unemployment, or by more directly destroying stuff that the oppressors will then have to pay for.

The occupy movement is demonstrating one way of doing this. They don't work in any way that generates confiscatable wealth for the scum to siphon off. While at the same time being such nuisances that the oppressors have to spend money on cops and others to contain them.

Some of the occupy people do fail, in that they do lend "moral" support to the oppressors instead of taking their "fashionably anarchist" a bit more seriously. But despite this, as long as they cost more to govern than they provide in income to the oppressors, they are on the right side of the ledger.

I short, become ungovernable, and you will or be governed.

I agree, but the money was stolen

the money was forcibly stolen--even if you weren't aware of what it was truly being used to do, "in your name," you couldn't have NOT "given" it to them. Just try. Your ass will get SWAT-teamed.

As Jesse Ventura says, I love my country, but hate my government.

Stolen?? Nah

It was never yours to begin with.

The government owns you. The money you make is their only collateral when issuing bonds and more debt for wars. So get on back out there. Go make some chump change and have the gov confiscate 1/2 of it.

the next step

The next step is to come to the realization that THEY are not, nor have they ever been your representatives, and the government is NOT now nor ever was (during your lifetime) your government.

So then the question is what IS you nationality, how did it get taken from you, and where did it go?

There, in the answer to that, lies true freedom.

~ Engage in the war of attrition: http://pacalliance.us/redamendment/