Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Fundamental Question Is: Who Owns Us?

Begin at 8:33 min left on the video:

Howard Phillips:…the fundamental question is ‘who owns us?’ Do the parents have prior responsibility for the child, a prior claim on the child they brought into the world or does the government own the child?”

Ron Paul: “Unfortunately the government is winning out, whether it’s permission to a 15 year old to have an abortion…the government is given permission the entire time. It’s assumed the government is in control. Look at the tax system. The whole concept of the income tax assumes they own all of you and they’ll permit you to keep a certain percentage. And then even after we work hard, save our money and invest if we sell something we have to share our profits with the government? Then if we die we can’t even give it to our kids without….saying ‘we’ll were part owners of with the government we have to give the government this much we get to keep this much.’

So there’s another example where you have to state the principal: They don’t get anything! They shouldn’t get anything because they’re not part owners in our life and our families! And yet so often they’ll say ‘well maybe it’s 30%, we ought to settle for 28%’ you know and think it’s a great victory.”

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Blogger George Vreeland Hill said...

Ron Paul is right.
The government takes what they feel "belongs" to them because they think they own us, or at least a part of us.
The truth is that the government does NOT own us or any part of us.
When it comes to our lives, the issue of taxes is only a part of the entire government picture.
The government has branches that act as bullies such as the FBI and Homeland Security.
Both will lie, cheat, and cover-up to make themselves look good.
Look at the case of the FBI where they helped to convict four men of murder even though the FBI knew they did not do it.
That is bs.
Homeland Security will arrest someone for handing out peaceful flyers, yet they will watch an illegal immigrant cross the street.
Illegals get out of paying taxes, yet the Browns are convicted of not paying their taxes even though it is against the law to make them pay such taxes.
Our borders are left open during a war on terror, yet people are looked at as threats because they protest the war.
In this country, you are viewed as suspicious if you question the government.
They want your money, your land, and your lives.
To answer the fundamental question about who owns us, well, we have let the government own us for far too long.
We have had pockets of resistance here and there, but nothing like today.
The people have had enough of this government sham, and are saying ... NO MORE!
We own ourselves.
The fight has just begun!

George Vreeland Hill

12:45 PM  
Blogger Scott C. Haley said...

Right on, George!

Unalienable rights are not granted by Government; they are ours at birth.

For decades our Fed Govt has been abrogating the Constitution through (among other things) Legislative Absolutism. A Justice Harlan, in 1901 (!), warned of this very thing. This despotism is finally coming to a head.

As many have pointed out, this is NOT a Democracy (which amounts to mob rule); rather it is a Constitutional Republic...a majority cannot override the basic rules that keep the Govt in line--- the Constitution. Unfortunately, that's exactly what has been going on for a long time.


6:14 AM  

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