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The Socialist States of America

Posted in Opinion, Politics, Second American Revolution with tags , , , on November 15, 2014 by GoThere.com

Federal and municipal governments now own just about everything of value in America, such as roads, land, buildings and labor. Anything that is taxed (including fees) is owned by the government.

Take for example, your home.
You paid either the builder or the previous owner a sum equal to the fair market value of that home. If you did not also pay fees and taxes on that sale, the use of that property would not have been transferred to you, thanks to the government. During the lifetime of your exclusive use of that property, annual taxes are imposed on you by the government for your continued use of that property. If you should fail to pay those taxes to the government, the government is free to take back exclusive use of that property and resell that use to another person. You have no recourse.

Take for example, your labor.
The government owns your labor to the extent that if you fail to pay the government a portion of your wages, the government not only can force your employer to pay them directly, but can seize whatever assets you control to make up the difference. If you continue to not pay the government for the privilege of working, you will lose not only your wages, but your liberty as they will certainly incarcerate you as punishment.

Take for example, the roads.
The government takes part of your purchase price of gasoline in exchange for your ability to use your motor vehicle upon them. If you do not pay the government for the privilege of using the roads, you are reduced to walking. Electric cars, bicycles and public transportation each have their own sets of payment to the government.

Take for example, your business.
The government has devised numerous aspects of your business, the use of which require you to pay the government in order to continue to operate your business. Failure to pay the government for any of those uses will result in the government taking away your business and even your liberty.

  • So it goes at every turn. The government has hundreds, if not thousands of pay-to-play schemes to take your money, and take your assets and liberty if you choose to not pay. If you owned the assets and labor you think you own, the government couldn’t take them away from you. The government does own them and can take away your use of any of them anytime you stop paying them for the use of them.
  • The government is the ultimate owner of not only all of America’s means of production, but also the labor, land and buildings.
  • “We” are the government and we own you, and everything you use.

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen

Political Intolerance

Posted in Opinion, Politics with tags , , , on September 12, 2012 by GoThere.com

ItMormon was ironic to watch the smirking Mitt Romney criticize as an “apology” the Embassy of the United States in Cairo’s statement:

“Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.”

Are we so quick to forget the historic religious intolerance directed at the Mormons which drove them from the American heartland to the wilds of Utah?

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen

Are you better off?

Posted in Politics on August 31, 2012 by GoThere.com

Romney asks “Are you better off?” since Obama was sworn in as president.
On Jan. 16, 2009 the stock market was at 8,281. Today, right now it is 13,109. Do the math.

What change in jobs have we seen since then? 

Connect the Planks

Posted in Opinion, Politics with tags , , , , , on August 26, 2012 by GoThere.com

Human life begins at conception.

Taking human life is murder.

Murderers should be put to death.

Therefore: Rape victims taking morning-after pills and those officials participating in prison executions are murderers and should be put to death?

Republican sanctity of life?

Posted in Opinion, Politics on August 26, 2012 by GoThere.com

English: Skull and crossbonesHow does the Republican “party of life”
reconcile on one hand the sanctity of human life and the fundamental individual
right to life which cannot be infringed with supporting courts having the
option to impose the death penalty in capital murder cases?

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen

 

 

 

ShortNotes: Jesus, Rand

Posted in Opinion, Politics, Satire with tags , on August 24, 2012 by GoThere.com

Atlas sculpture, New York City, by sculptor Le...For those of you too caught up in this summer re-election season to do any serious reading, I’ve condensed the sum total works of two great thinkers:

Jesus: “Love God and love your neighbor as yourself.”

Ayn Rand: “There is no God; love yourself.”

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen

Chinese Peacekeepers to Africa?

Posted in Alternative Energy, Politics with tags , , , , on April 25, 2012 by verbumsapienti2

If U.S. oil companies had billions of dollars invested in both Sudan and South Sudan oil fields, surely we would expect the United States government to step in with “peacekeepers” to prevent a destructive war between the two sides.

A Chinese Type 99 Main Battle Tank on display ...

But in the case of these two African countries, it is the People’s Republic of China which has their oil interests in jeopardy.

What would our reaction be to Chinese troops occupying the region?

This question opens up a whole new line of thought, should former foes Germany, Japan, Italy or even Vietnam send their armed forces into other embattled countries where coincidentally they too have economic interests.

Colonialism isn’t dead; it’s just now called “private foreign investment”, still enforced by governmental muscle.

<IMHO Fred Jacobsen

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