Sunday, January 06, 2008

The Tenth and Servitude

In 1 Samuel, the Bible records the warning of God as spoken through Samuel: And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants. (8:15) He will take the tenth of your flocks: and ye shall be his servants. (8:17)

God was warning Israel about the evils of a king, yet the Israelites persisted. In the end, God allowed them a king, along with the king's requisite taxes -- servitude. Centuries later, the American patriots demanded an end to the king's tax and revolted.

In his book, For Good and Evil: The Impact of Taxes on the Course of History, Charles Adams writes that the tenth is historically considered to be the most a population will grant its rulers for any extended period of time. Anything greater sparks rebellion. However, we currently allow multiples of the tenth to be taken by the DC kings and their state and local minions.

Don't you think its time to rethink our current situation in light of the Bible and the founding ideals of this nation? Don't you think its time to revolt once more?

I believe that it's time, as do many others. The Ron Paul movement is just beginning to gain steam. Add to it the income tax revolt in Massachusetts and the likely one here in Ohio, and we appear to be saying "enough is enough!"

As noted by Adams, prosperity only occurs when a nation reduces taxes and allows free trade. Taxation destroys both the economy and the nation. It's a simply truth, yet, like the Israelites, we have been turning our backs on it. Time to change.

Vote Ron Paul.

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