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10/10/02

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The use of money is all the advantage there is in having money.
 Benjamin Franklin

The Color of Money

During another national campaign, we are exposed to issues and slogans that miss the mark. The question of impending war does not affect most citizens - they won't be doing the fighting. The issue of unchecked immigration does not concern most voters - they live in safe neighborhoods. And the loss of individual Liberties does not concern most people - they never understood the nature of their own rights. So what question of public policy will have the appeal that the average voter can focus upon and raise their attention level?

How about the subject of money? No we don't mean the current condition of the economy or even the purchasing value of the currency. The essential predicament that the politicians want you to avoid is that of ownership! Is your own money your own? This simple question appeals for an examination into the character of private property and the role of government. How you answer will greatly determine your attitude toward freedom for yourself and that of the society that seeks to limit your individual choices.

In the end, money has the function of providing the means to achieve personal selections of wants and needs. The key is personal, relying upon effective empowerment to decide. Money only provides for options. While the lack of resources can be a determent to your well being, claims upon your capital in the name of society can be deadly. Most people don't give a second thought to the puissance that government executes over your wealth when they assess tribute for you to pay. Taxes are inevitable, RIGHT? But that reality evades the basic relationship.

How is it conceivable that the fruits of your labor, ingenuity or risk taking requires a silent partner that demands a share from what you earn or create?  Arguments that all citizens have responsibilities for contributing to society, dodge the inherent relationship. A moral obligation to pay as you go for what you use is appropriate and reasonable. Paying a fee for a useful function is simple good business. However, when the intrinsic province of ownership is denied - as is the case with all coercive taxation, the subservience of the person under the State is guaranteed. This distortion of natural relationships is at the heart of the political hoax that continues unabated.

The answer to our question is an resounding YES - your money is your own property - PERIOD. But that truism of human dignity is rejected by the government culture, and sadly ignored by most citizens. The reason that servitude is ubiquitous, clearly rests upon ceding your own rights and the willing forfeiture of your own wealth. It is not the penalties of refusal to pay that keeps people in bondage, but it is silent resignation that allows for the theft of your money that fuels the tyrant that calls itself government.

Why do you resolutely denigrate yourselves with your tacit compliance to a fraud? If you deny that your money is your own, you must also acknowledge that you are NOT the underlying source of authority that confers legitimacy upon properly constructed and limited government.

Is it that much of a stretch or is anyone really surprised that the public is so eager to transfer their own responsibilities to an abstract entity called society - ruled under the auspices of arrogant government lackeys? Citizens no longer have a trace of independent reasoning or self respect left. They have evolved into cheerleaders for the State, because they are unwilling to confront the basic nature of their own authority. With the abdication of control over their own money, they degenerated into demanding parasites asking for permission to have a share of their own wealth returned back to them.

It is indisputable that government never creates wealth. They can't even print their own money, anymore. With the origin of the Federal Reserve System the ultimate insult has the taxpayer furnishing interest on the bogus debt created currency. They are then assessed even higher taxes, while inflation creeps and steals its way into devouring the value of your money. But for those who deny that their money is their own - why should they care?

As with most issues the determining factor is developing the correct attitude. What can be more relevant than to achieve the proper understanding that universal natural rights require that your money is private property? Defending it is your best assurance that you will be able to survive and be a free citizen. If you cannot respect your ownership to your own money you are no better off than a beggar holding a tin cup. Americans are a shell of past generations. No wonder the enemy of the people has become the government. Your silent partner now has the time and money to extort other nations, since resistance has gone still. Money can buy most things, but it cannot purchase Liberty. Its time to change the color on the currency to yellow . . . a befitting symbol of the substance for most voters. The politicians offer but one choice, up the sum you need to pay them.

SARTRE - October 10, 2002

When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous. - Wayne Dyer

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