Friday, April 15, 2016

Tax Day

Should five percent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
--The Beatles

Once again we reach the mid-April deadline for millions of Americans to surrender a portion of their income to the federal government under threat of force. Theft, yes, but its routinized nature makes the taxation of income a form of slavery.

Frank Chodorov wrote of the income tax as the root of all evil. Jeff Tucker reflects:

"We look back to history and are in awe that anyone ever had the full right to earn whatever money he or she wanted to and to never have to tell the government about it. But that was the way it was for the dominant part of American history."

All the way up until 1913.

As unlikely as it seems, it could be that way again.

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