Taxes, Rights, Solutions


Dear Editor, we just finished celebrating America’s Declaration of Independence, which materialized mainly from unjust taxes, knowing–the power to tax is the power to destroy. It espouses–“WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness–That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed”–Yet always limited by the natural character of the acknowledged endower–God our Creator, which would naturally be Holy, Moral, Righteous, and Just. Because, acknowledged or not, if there is something that exists today, there must be a just God–since creation laws encompass order and nothing comes from nothing–even if you wait billions of years.

The Right to Life that God gave you, and me, includes no Right to kill it, drug it, or prostitute it. The Liberty that God gave you, and me, includes no Right to wrong, nor to harm or infringe on another’s Liberty. The Pursuit of Happiness has always been associated with owning property. If we cannot own property, we are slaves to him who controls the property.

Sadly the only solution politicians use to solve society’s needs is Socialism, which is destructive to–individual Rights–that are logically declared in the Declaration of Independence. Taking from one that has something, to provide for one that needs something, sounds like–Karl Marx’s Communism–“From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”

If government taxes property for someone else’s needs, pretty soon we will not be able to afford property. If someone wants to have their kind of fun: by having children out of wedlock, doing drugs, or by becoming an alcoholic–please government–do not make innocent people pay for those resultant needs, including rehabilitation. That is injustice. Our government should loan needy individuals money for their specific needs with guidelines, and, give a tax break for charitable giving towards those specific needs.

Since God our Creator revealed His Moral Law, beginning with the Ten Commandments, and Jesus said in Matthew 11: 28, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest,” there rests the solutions to mankind’s problems. Our founders knew that, and enacted the Ordinance of 1787, Article III, “Religion, morality, and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.” Forever includes now–No Separation.

E.A. Timm

Walnut Cove, NC

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