Thursday, March 27, 2008

Join the Revolution

By Alan Caruba

Something is very wrong when the government can take 20% or more of your net earnings and penalize you for not having sent enough anticipated income to them. That’s what has happened to me. It is very American to complain about taxes. The Revolution was fought about taxation without representation.

I suspect, looking at the way Congress does what it wants without much concern for the wishes of voters, that we could probably have a pretty good revolution again if we put our minds to it.

If you think sending a few hundred dollars to every taxpayer, the equivalent of maybe a week’s groceries and gas bills, is lame and stupid, well, join the revolution.

If you are angry that the government will not shut down the southern border, has two border patrol guards in jail for shooting an admitted drug trafficker, and just pardoned another, well, join the revolution.

If you are angry that you may be forced by law to purchase health insurance you cannot afford or may not want, well, join the revolution.

If you are still angry about 9/11 and want to hear that Osama bin Laden has been brought to justice, well, join the revolution.

If you are angry that you have to buy gasoline that, in terms of its mileage, is watered down with a bogus additive called ethanol, well, join the revolution.

If you are angry about paying nearly $4.00 for a gallon of gasoline when the government will not permit drilling in less than one percent of ANWR, well, join the revolution.

If you are sick of hearing about a bogus “global warming”, well, join the revolution.

If you think it’s not the government’s job to “save endangered species”, well, join the revolution. (Find that, please, in the Constitution!)

If you think it is neither the government’s job, nor right, to decide how much water your toilet can have in its flush tank, well, join the revolution.

If you think it is stupid and unconstitutional to ban the purchase of an incandescent light bulb, well, join the revolution.

If you are angry about a national educational system that is totally in the grip and control of the National Education Association, a union, well, join the revolution.

If you’re tired of hearing about “reparations” for slavery when a Civil War was fought to end it and the Constitution changed to forbid it, well, join the revolution.

If you don’t want to carry around a National I.D. card everywhere you go because it is a form of government control over when and where you travel, as well as a host of other private matters, well, join the revolution.

If you are angry about the endless revelations of elected officials caught having consorted with whores, admitting to former drug use, or using their office to enrich themselves and friends, well, join the revolution.

If you think both political parties could have picked a better candidate out of the phone book, well, join the revolution.

If you can no longer tell the difference between the Democrat and Republican Parties, well, join the revolution.

I could make the list longer and you probably could add to it as well, but the point is that the voters seem increasingly irrelevant anymore.

If we just exist to have our pockets picked for some Congress critters’ favorite pork project, then maybe we need a revolution? Or maybe we just need to vote all the villains out of office and find some replacements too scared of us to do anything other than what we tell’m.

3 comments:

Longstreet said...

Amen... and Amen!!! I hear passion there!

Longstreet

James said...

Where do I sign up. I especially like how our democrat congress has managed to lower the top threshold for child credits on our taxes. This year it went from a household income of $150 K down to $130 K. So this year my wife and I cannot claim our daughter as a dependent. Since I am evidently one of the evil rich that need to be punished (since only 39% of my income is going out to federal, state, fica, and medicare), shouldn't I feel rich?

Dave said...

A little revolution every now and then, is a good thing.