most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity." - Amelia Earhart
Land of the Free or Home of the Fleeced?
By Jordan Williamson
“The more corrupt the republic, the more numerous the laws.” These wise
words written by Tacitus, the Roman statesman and historian so long ago can be
used today to aptly describe our current tax code - a tax code that has fallen
away from its original constitutional purpose.
Many tax alternatives are being discussed but only one provides the solution
that will grow our economy and stimulate job growth.… the FairTax. There is no
reason to wait for further action. We must act now because it has become
abundantly clear that our current system is unsustainable and detrimental to
It has been recently reported yet cannot be overstated that only half
of Americans pay into our income tax system. This has had the effect, over
time, of both parties using the current tax code as a reelection tool.
What we are witnessing is nothing more than purchasing votes with taxpayer
dollars. We are being bribed with our own money. The real tragedy is how
cheaply Americans can now be bought. It was not so long ago that a brave
Revolutionary patriot by the name of Joseph Reed said, “I am not worth
purchasing, but such as I am, the King of Great Britain is not rich enough to
do it.” The bravery of our founding patriots, those not even household names,
has been traded for the tawdry sum that Americans sell themselves for today.
The FairTax peels away that opaque barrier separating us from our elected
representatives. By simplifying the tax code and rendering it as transparent as
the very air you breathe, it puts us in control of how government receives its
money and thus how they spend it. It puts everyone on the tax rolls yet ensures
we do not pay for necessities with the prebate.
It restores our right to our own property by removing the grasp of the IRS.
In fact, it dissolves the IRS completely. No longer will we have to answer to
the government on what we purchase with our own earned funds, or where we
desire to give charitably. It ends the class warfare component to our tax code,
thereby allowing us to rally together to examine the workings of Congress as
Our founders created a Continental Army and organized
to defeat a reining empire. We have the ability to instantly communicate an
equally transmittable idea. Join me and the other FairTax advocates around the
country in fighting for our liberty and the country we were promised 236 short
years ago. This is a fight we can win but more importantly, it is a fight we
cannot afford to lose.
Jordan Williamson is a volunteer in the Dallas,