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Post this Ron Paul quote on your Facebook/Twitter and watch people wake up

I posted this excellent Ron Paul quote on my Facebook and it's going viral:

Could America exist without an income tax? The idea seems radical, yet in truth America did just fine without a federal income tax for the first 126 years of its history.

Prior to 1913, the government operated with revenues raised through tariffs, excise taxes, and property taxes, without ever touching a worker’s paycheck. In the late 1800s, when Congress first attempted to impose an income tax, the notion of taxing a citizen’s hard work was considered radical! Public outcry ensued; more importantly, the Supreme Court ruled the income tax unconstitutional. Only with passage of the 16th Amendment did Congress gain the ability to tax the productive endeavors of its citizens.

Yet don’t we need an income tax to fund the important functions of the federal government? You may be surprised to know that the income tax accounts for only approximately one-third of federal revenue. Only 10 years ago, the federal budget was roughly one-third less than it is today. Surely we could find ways to cut spending back to 1990 levels, especially when the Treasury has single year tax surpluses for the past several years. So perhaps the idea of an America without an income tax is not so radical after all.

The harmful effects of the income tax are obvious. First and foremost, it has enabled government to expand far beyond its proper constitutional limits, regulating virtually every aspect of our lives. It has given government a claim on our lives and work, destroying our privacy in the process. It takes billions of dollars out of the legitimate private economy, with most Americans giving more than a third of everything they make to the federal government. This economic drain destroys jobs and penalizes productive behavior. The ridiculous complexity of the tax laws makes compliance a nightmare for both individuals and businesses. All things considered, our Founders would be dismayed by the income tax mess and the tragic loss of liberty which results.

-Ron Paul

May 7, 2001 “case against the income tax.”




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Awesome! Most of my friends

Awesome! Most of my friends are to PC to comment or respond to political posts. But several have liked this one!

Especially as the forms get more and more complicated

each year.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

I don't use social media - it's a great way for government to...

...watch us and our thoughts.

Then one day they can use it against you.

While I think this is a great quote and philosophy, the last thing I would do is to express this thought openly as I am too afraid of how they might use it against me.

Social media is like catching pigs by building a fence one side at a time until the pigs get used to each side being built. Then one day while they're busy eating you throw up the 4th side and they're caught.

Then again maybe I'm too paranoid about it all.

Either way, I fully agree with Dr. Paul about the immoral income tax.

Great post though.

"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

Are You.....(PawnStorm12)

sitting in your mothers basement in your underwear in the dark? Grow a pair... Wouldn't our founders be proud of you!

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Awesome quote.

Thank you!

Debbie

Considering how effective

Considering how effective this quote is, we should all share this to various social media on April 15. The Ron Paul tax day quotebomb!

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Shared. Also, I was

Shared. Also, I was approached by someone today in a parking lot about my Ron Paul bumper sticker. He said I must be rambunctious and called Ron Paul and his followers radical. I asked him what about Dr. Paul and his followers was radical. He said he doesn't get involved in politics. What ever dude...he's the one that called me a radical.

This is real. I just posted

This is real. I just posted this to my facebook and people who never really like my posts liked it.. interesting.

Yeah same here... I think

Yeah same here... I think it's written in such a clear and common sense way that it's impossible to dismiss it as "crazy".

That's what I love about the freedom movement... It all makes sense, it's consistent, and it's easy to understand.

It's a winning combination.

Anyway, keep spreading the message and eventually it'll filter through to the mainstream.

Interesting...

I don't hear him arguing that all taxation is theft... Is he endorsing excise taxes(sales taxes/VAT), tariffs, and property taxes?

What's wrong? Doesn't that make Ron Paul a statist?

You must be new or...

You must be new or...

Or what, stupid, retarded, a sheep, asleep?

Or what, stupid, retarded, a sheep, asleep? Do you honestly think I'm stupid Mr. Smart Guy?

The Daily Paul is filled with people who say all taxation is theft, yet I hear Ron Paul saying otherwise. Does he secretly think that all taxation is theft, or is he promoting excise taxes, tariffs and property taxes?

Which is it? Are all taxes theft or do we want a Constitutional Republic? We ARE Dedicated To Restoring Constitutional Government To The United States Of America aren't we?

Maybe it's time people realize how ridiculous Anarchists sound when they scream about all taxation being theft.

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Shared, thanks for sharing

Awesome quote

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

good luck..

I have posted about 1M pro-Paul posts. It woke up a few people.. but I found most people just do not care about politics. Or they have a superficial understanding and political view.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

They like kittens and fluffy puppies

Someone on fb told me they go to fb to escape and read funny posts and memes and get away from the world for an hour or so. Politics and bad news bring them down.

Puppies are Cuddly, Puppies are Cute..

They're never nasty or mean, I'd give a home to all the lost puppies, If ever one day I were queen. Puppies, puppies, bouncy happy puppies, puppies puppies, love love, I love you, lost puppies, love love.... From Esther, the Girl Who Became Queen." (Miss Akmetha's song)

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Oh I'm sorry...

My Political Awakening: I Wanted to Change the World...
I am NOT Anti-America. America is Anti-Me - Lowkey
How to Handle POLICE STATE Encounters

lol

my cousin asked me why all my posts are always so serious xD

Hah

Because you are not living in your own little bubble, like most.

Ignorance really is bliss for some people.