ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Represenation without Taxation

Updated on May 30, 2012

Get Paid to Write

Share your opinion and expertise and make residual income at the same time by signing up for Hubpages.

The Question

Jonesy0311 posed the question of whether America is on the road to serfdom. He then clarified his point by saying, "Look at your paycheck and recognize the percentage which goes directly to your Masters. Did ancient serfs ever pay 40% to their lords?" The answer to this question may actually surprise many of you. We are already there. We are already slaves of one sort or another due to governmental meddling. We are not free.

The Great Overlord Sam

The use of taxation to "redistribute wealth" and the system by which it is justified (the concept of a "social safety net") makes it so you are either a participant or a victim in the destruction of freedom. Consider filing for taxes. It is required by law no matter if you made $1000, or $1,000,000. If you don't and get caught there are a variety of varying punishments received. So we all filed taxes because the Great Overlord Sam has demanded it under the guise of the IRS (none of which individuals who work for or run it are elected). If you make over a certain amount you are taxed. If you make under a certain amount you are given money. There is no choice in the matter. Since I am currently a student I have gotten money that does not belong to me. They call it a tax refund, but it isn't. It is theft. So what can I do about it? Should I give the money back? Who to? The fact of the matter is we are serfs. We have no control over this. If you or I refuse to pay taxes the result is fines, the forced taking of our property and final imprisonment. If we refuse to go willingly and attempt to defend our freedom the next result is bodily harm and injury. Government is violence controlled. Big government is violence uncontrolled.

The Lie of Free Money

What is more, the people who have no scruples about taking money that is not theirs are electing people who give them more. This is the case of the people of Rome voting for more bread and circuses. I have coined a phrase for this phenomena which I call Representation Without Taxation. These people have no vested interest in the economic success of the nation accept where it related to how much "free money" they get. The lie is that this money is not free, but comes with chains attached. It is there for interesting to note that for the most part people who are on government welfare programs or who are extremely low income vote predominately liberal (in the USA that is Democrat, for the rest of the world, any party that advocates socialist behavior). I have written an article on this subject and I hope you will have time to enjoy it. It is titled Give Me Liberty or Give Me Security: The Castration of Freedom.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • ibbarkingmad profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Middleton 

      6 years ago from Southern Utah

      Yah, in recent times I have discussed the Tea Party and Occupy Movements and realized that while both have a sort of sense and kind of the right idea, both have been distracted from the real issues sooner or later (the Occupy Movement sooner, the Tea Party later). There is a big shell game going on with two political parties. One represents large and very powerful government control while the other generally represents large business and corporations. In the end we are the dupes and marks because we keep following the shells while our money, our liberty and our freedom (they are different) are being sold to the highest bidder in the name of the government-industrial complex. I have nothing against large businesses if they are honest, but the way government and business has been melding together makes me shiver. Corporatism has been around for a long time. Also know as Crony Capitalism and Mercantilism this nasty little idea has reared its ugly head in Fascist nations and in Europe before democracy took hold.

    • platinumOwl4 profile image

      platinumOwl4 

      7 years ago

      This average American is more familiar with African slavery than European serfdom. This is by design,it makes it easier for the overlord to control you. If my house is on fire and I wake-up and the fireman is there I am grateful. Until I discover he was the one who started the fire. Most American are so distracted with football,explicit movies, beer, and plasma TV until they refuse to see the impending calamity. Old movies can give you a clue. I found this on youtube The Adventures of Robinhood.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)