Government shouldn't steal from you says President Obama

by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

President Obama, speaking in Cairo, Egypt, on June 4, 2009 described his ideal government:

"But I do have an unyielding belief that all people yearn for certain things: the ability to speak your mind and have a say in how you are governed; confidence in the rule of law and the equal administration of justice; government that is transparent and doesn't steal from the people; the freedom to live as you choose. Those are not just American ideas, they are human rights, and that is why we will support them everywhere."

While this statement made by President Obama sounds very good to everyone, I am sure, the question is as to when precisely the US government, his government, will start implementing the “don't steal from the people” rule.

However, it can but be assumed that that speech and the statements contained therein were just intended for consumption by the countries of the Muslim world and in Africa and thereabouts and will not, ever, become reality (in the USA).

Taxes are, in fact, theft by government decree and it does not matter what kind of taxes they are and how they are levied.

When you force people to pay something and threaten them that if they do not pay this they go to jail then this is not just theft; it is in fact extortion.

While extortion, aka blackmail, is outlawed and rightly so government can do so with impunity. This just cannot be right, of that I am sure.

While it can be accepted that, in order to have certain services, provided to the people by the state revenues have to be raised and people – the users of such services, whether this be refuse collection, street maintenance, parks or medical care – will have to contribute. The question is though; how much of our taxes really goes to under the name of which they are raised.

In short; in the main government is stealing from the people and that not just in corrupt nations of the third world but in the developed world too and especially in the old countries, such as Britain, France, etc. in Europe and the USA and Canada in the Americas.

What is especially not right in this revenue raising lark called taxation is that, for instance, tax monies go to bail out banks and big motor companies, and particularly as no one asked the people as to whether they would like their taxes spent in this way.

From the reaction of the people everywhere this was not the way they wanted the monies spent and their supposed representative misused, in my opinion, the monies that were entrusted to the Treasuries for other services.

Time for a rethink methinks...

© 2009