Oppressive Laws and Taxes are Threatening Our Freedoms
“To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical.” – Thomas Jefferson
Taxes and oppressive laws have been used by governments throughout history as tools to control and oppress their citizens. In the modern era, we have witnessed an alarming expansion of government power and control, resulting in higher taxes and the passing of oppressive laws that infringe upon our basic rights and freedoms.
The first income tax in U.S. history was proposed in 1814 to fund the ill??fated War of 1812. In 1861 a desperate national government turned to the income tax to fund its war to conquer the southern states seeking to separate.A search for revenue to replace declining tariff collections led to another income tax in 1894, but the Supreme Court declared the levy unconstitutional.
Fifteen years later, Congress proposed a constitutional amendment, which was approved on February 2, 1913, during the heyday of the Progressive Era. From modest beginnings it has grown into a monster.
The government’s excessive use of surveillance, the militarization of police forces, and the erosion of our privacy rights are all evidence of this trend. The government has been slowly but steadily accumulating more power and control, and with it, our ability to live our lives freely and without fear is diminishing.
The government has also been passing increasingly oppressive laws, which restrict our fundamental rights and freedoms. These laws are often justified under the guise of maintaining order and security, but in reality, they serve to protect the interests of the ruling elite at the expense of the rest of us.
Examples of such laws include the Patriot Act, which grants the government unprecedented surveillance powers over its citizens, and the National Defense Authorization Act, which allows for the indefinite detention of American citizens without trial or due process. These laws are clear violations of our constitutional rights and should be abolished immediately.
The government’s excessive use of force against its own citizens is a serious concern. The police, who are supposed to protect and serve the community, have become increasingly militarized, resulting in a culture of violence and brutality. This has led to numerous instances of police brutality and the unjust killing of innocent civilians, particularly those in minority communities.
We must stand up to this encroachment on our rights and demand that the government stop passing oppressive laws. The right to privacy, free speech, and due process are fundamental to our republic and must be protected at all costs. We must hold the government accountable for its actions and ensure that it serves the interests of the people, not the ruling elite.
It is time for us to take back control of our lives and demand a government that works for us, not against us. We must fight back against the oppressive laws and regulations that are imposed on us every day. We can no longer sit idly by and watch as our rights and freedoms are slowly eroded.
The government’s use of oppressive laws and regulations is a threat to our democracy and our way of life. We must demand that the government stop this trend and return to a government that serves its citizens. It is time for us to take back control and reclaim our fundamental rights and freedoms.