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March 10, 2010 / Hal (GT)

Just why do we pay taxes if the government can create money?

Okay, I’m getting ready for my day and the question pops into my head, “Just why do we pay taxes if our government can create and destroy money at will?

I know… a radical question. But hey, I really want to know the answer. And really, if the government creates all the money… than the money we earn from our jobs is given to us by the government… so… the government is the one employing us…. Is that logic right?

Heck. I’m starting to feel a bit like the slave on a plantation.


Do you suppose that’s why we’re no longer on a gold standard? You know those precious metals can’t be created out of thin air, or lead either. So it’s an item that is limited, unlike numbers, and so it puts limits on those on whom it is placed as a standard.

And it’s one of the limitations, I believe, that levels the field between government and citizen. Gold and silver are a means of protecting freedom and empowering us through our currency. Our founding fathers here in America understood that.

George Washington said,

“We should avoid… the depreciation of our currency; but I conceive this end would be answered, as far as might be necessary, by stipulating that all money payments should be made in gold and silver….”

When you have a government that is creating money out of thin air and they tell us that we have to pay for it’s creation with our future work, you have enslavement. The question is, can the government continue with this scheme? Will citizens around the world be willing slaves? Iceland’s referendum comes to mind as one loud answer.

Right now, our government is essentially using currency as a means to make us subject to it. That is certainly not the intent of our forefathers.

If you want to know more about how we find ourselves in this monetary mess historically, I suggest checking out, Legal Tender Laws and the Constitution


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  1. perry / Mar 17 2010 8:58 pm

    why do the gov keep stuffing us the taxes are ridicucous and crippling

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