Restoring America One County at a Time Chapter 5: Taxation 5.3 How to Cut Taxes We have now seen how taxes used to be very low in this nation. We have seen—enough anyway—how that has changed over time. In an earlier section we talked about the “ratchet effect” in the size and power of government. […]
Political speech can be filled with Continuum Fallacies, often leading to abuses of words like “rich,” “poor,” “middle class,” and many others. By way of example, the U. S. Census Bureau defines the poverty level (2007) of a couple with one child as having an income of $14,291 per year or less. But politicians rarely […]
Perhaps you’ve heard of the latest Federal taxes imposed on tobacco. This unprecedented tax hike will fund health insurance for poor children, and will also help deter smoking as a public health measure. Sounds great as marketed to the public, but as a Christian, I vehemently oppose this nonsense, and I would like to tell you why, as a Christian, you should, too.
What happened to Eric Garner was undeserved, unnecessary, and tragic. But the reaction coming from the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore only distracts from the real problem and panders to political correctness. In an attempt to use this event to lead a prophetic discussion on race relations on behalf […]
I want to thank you to Doug for the consideration of considering my response on taxation. He has, as may be expected, volleyed back. After carefully weighing his counterexamples and their stated implications, I don’t think they make the case. They actually support my thesis more clearly. First, I would like to note in passing […]
We have learned about “taking the cheese,” and have discussed examples of how that folly exists among even our choicest U.S. Representatives. But guess what? It goes on in you statehouse, too. I’ll bear you the bad news (just don’t shoot the messenger): A few weeks ago I was invited to attend a unique tea […]
A main theme running through my “Restoring America” project is that of inviting government tyranny by taking government money. We call this “taking the cheese.” When we take the cheese, the trap slams down. Unfortunately, this principle is ignored throughout American government at all levels. The progressive tyranny we’ve witnessed in American history has been […]
I am a dual citizen of both Canada and the United States. I was born and raised in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, while frequently visiting my father’s side of the family in Ferndale, Washington. When it comes to healthcare I have seen both countries—their freedoms and limitations, as well as the effects of […]
Everyone is upset about the high gas prices we’ve been experiencing lately, resulting in a lot of oil company bashing. But are the oil companies really the bad guy in this scenario? Find out right now on Vantage Point.
The unions in Wisconsin are busted. There is no return, and they know it. Liberals across the nation know it. They have played the legislative game long enough to understand that a legislative momentum is a hard thing to reverse. The momentum created by the Tea Party doesn’t seem to subside yet; if anything, it […]
With Congress wrangling over amnesty for illegal aliens, the budget, taxes, earmarks, and the extension of unemployment benefits, it won’t be long before we hear liberals telling conservatives how unchristian they are for not voting for more government aid to help the poor. And they will appeal to the Bible in an attempt to make […]
If I break into my neighbor’s house and steal from him when I am out of a job or need money, it would be a crime and I would most likely go to jail or be made to pay restitution. However, if I help to elect someone to political office and he makes laws to […]
Most people who refer use the phrase “render unto Caesar” don’t consider the biblical account in its context—either its biblical context, or historical context. This causes considerable misunderstanding and confusion about the issue of legitimate Authority among Christians. The Context The confrontation (Matt. 22:15–22) takes place in the setting of a larger narrative about Jesus’ […]
“Mr. Marinov, can I share a few things with you that I have observed, in connection with something you said in your speech?” I was approached by this man right after my speech on the defense of property rights at the American Vision Super Conference. The man – I’ll call him “J.” for I don’t […]
1. Read at least 10 pages every day of a non-fiction book in various fields: science, history, literature, music, art, science fiction, theology, economics, etc. Increase it by one page per day until you get it up to 20 pages per day. R. J. Rushdoony read at least one book a day—“underlined, with a personal […]
If you want proof that President Obama’s Executive Order on taxpayer-funded abortion was a sham, look no further than Pennsylvania, says House Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio). Boehner and other Republicans point to reports that the Health and Human Services Department is giving Pennsylvania $160 million to set up a new high-risk insurance pool that […]
It has been pointed out that death and taxes are the only sure things in this life. While this may be true, I think there are a few more things we could safely add to the list of “sure things.” For instance, it is a sure thing that any newscast of the Gulf oil spill […]
Who decides what art is? Some unelected official in the state or federal government or the people who actually view it? Many insist that art should be funded by our tax dollars and defined by the government. Gary DeMar lays out why this is a bad idea and how it would be much better to have art privately funded.