Monday, May 4, 2009

Listen to The Judge. . . .

Judge Napolitano, a judicial analyst for FOX news and author of three books, had three recommendations for Tea Party participants to make their protests more effective.
1. Run for office – outside the current Tweeddledee/Tweedlledum party system. In other words, send Mr. Smith to Washington because the current population there has no understanding of our complaints, much less how to solve them. For moral encouragement, read “A Wind Blows Against the Political Spectrum."
2. Start campaigning now to get your state legislature to pass a resolution asking for a Constitutional Convention to abolish the 16th Amendment which mandates our current income tax system. A Constitutional Convention has to be convened if 2/3 of the states request it.

Today’s tax system is so onerous that even the Secretary of the Treasury “can’t” figure out how to file. If a taxpayer calls the IRS to ask for advice on how to handle a particular situation and FOLLOWS the advice from the IRS, there is no guarantee that the advice followed will stand up during an audit. If you call three different IRS representatives, you will get three different interpretations of the same regulation. There are 1,135 different forms for filing a return this year. Income tax invites fraud and punishes the very success that our country offers all citizens. There has to be a better way to fund the government for real needs without manipulating citizens and encouraging special interest groups' tyranny through tax code carrots and sticks.

Hint: A Constitutional Convention does not necessarily have to take place, but enough states have to ask for it to get the Congressional Clowns to pay attention. It’s sort of like hitting the mule with a 2 by 4 in order to get its attention.

3. Change your attitude toward your government. As Thomas Jefferson said, “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” The IRS and Janet Napolitano (no relation to the Judge) should be shaking in their boots about our reactions to incomprehensible rules and partisan DHS documents.

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