Sunday, May 14, 2006

Watching The Fourth Amendment Slip Away...

Okay, I don't want to hear any more about how horrible the NSA Telephone Number Database Program is from anyone on the Left until you are ready to join with me in calling for the Dismantling of the IRS, and the repealing of the 16th Amendment to the Constitution.

Every year, every American Citizen fills out and sends in a report to the Government outlining how and where they make their money, how much money they make, and how and where they spend their money. They are required, if called upon to do so, to produce paperwork proving that this report is accurate, and if they cannot do so to the satisfaction of the investigating Government Official, they are required to either pay a punative Fine, serve Prison time, or both.

This does not seem to bother anyone on the Left, even though it is a far more invasive intrusion into our privacy than the NSA Telephone Database Program.

The Income Tax Return is used SPECIFICALLY for the purpose of determining how much of your private property the Government can seize. (Just because it is money does not mean that it is not your property.)

(Besides that, try not paying your Taxes for a few years, and see if the Government does not take away your house.)

The Fourth Amendment reads:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

If the Government can throw you into Jail for Tax Evasion, then you are not secure in your person. If they can take away your house, then you are not secure in that. If they can demand your papers, then you are not secure in those either. If they can take away your money, any of it, then you are not secure in your effects.

They do not issue Warrants on an individual basis to collect your most personal information, nor to confiscate your property, probable cause or not.

The 16th Amendment clearly violates the 4th, on a point by point basis.

It has to go.

So, after we have successfully overturned the Violation of my Privacy Rights which is the Income Tax System, then maybe I will consider joining in with those of you who are offended by the NSA stuff.

Until then, feel free to Joust at whatever Windmill you feel is the most Dangerous.

Just don't expect me to join you, unless you are willing to Joust alongside me.

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