Americans should Protest Taxes NOT Trump’s Tax Returns

Some mad-cap leftists are protesting to force Pres. Trump (that sounds so much better than what could have been – Pres. Hillary Clinton) to release his tax forms. The no longer funny Sarah Silverman got into the act over the weekend at an anti-Trump rally:

“Show us your f*cking taxes, you emotional child.”

She, the true emotional child, went on to say, “I was raised to know that it’s an honor to pay taxes and it’s important to pay taxes. It’s part of being an American citizen, and helping each other.”

Silverman may have been raised that way, but it neither makes what she says about paying taxes right nor constitutional. Where is it formally written that it’s an “honor to pay taxes”? There is no honor in being forced to pay taxes for unconstitutional programs like killing preborn babies. In fact, it’s an honor and duty to do whatever we can to stop these types of taxes and the unconstitutional and immoral programs they fund.

Silverman needs a history lesson. It wasn’t that long ago that people protested the Vietnam War by refusing to pay taxes. If it’s an honor to pay taxes, maybe it’s time for Silverman to talk to these folks:

“Some Americans are reportedly planning to withhold their federal tax payments in protest of President Donald Trump’s policy agenda.

“Their reasons include adamant opposition to the president’s proposed Mexican border wall along with fears that their federal tax dollars will contribute to the ‘destruction of the environment’ and an expansion of the country’s nuclear arsenal, according to a number of interviews conducted by the Guardian.

“High-profile names like Mia Farrow and Gloria Steinem have voiced their support for the tax resistance. Citing her 1968 tax protest of the Vietnam War, Steinem told the Guardian that she’s ‘going to do this again by sending what I think should go to Planned Parenthood, deducting it from my Federal IRS return, and including a letter saying so.’”

California is said to be considering to become an “organized non-payer” state. There’s no hypocrisy among leftists when they refuse to pay taxes because leftist causes are always the right causes.

Confiscatory taxation is a form of tyranny when confiscatory taxation is used for redistribution purposes and to grow government. There is no honor in funding what is harmful to our nation’s welfare…

 

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Gary DeMar

Gary DeMar was raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and Reformed Theological Seminary (1979). He has served as researcher and writer at the Christian Worldview ministry American Vision since 1980 and President since 1984. Today he serves as Senior Fellow at American Vision where he lectures, researches, and writes on various worldview issues. Gary is the author of 30 books on a variety of topics – from "America’s Christian History" and "God and Government" to "Thinking Straight in a Crooked World" to "Last Days Madness." Gary has been interviewed by Time magazine, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, the BBC, and Sean Hannity. He has done numerous radio and television interviews, including the “Bible Answer Man,” hosted by Hank Hanegraaff and “Today’s Issues” with Tim Wildmon and Marvin Sanders. Newspaper interviews with Gary have appeared in the Washington Times, Toledo (Ohio) Blade, the Sacramento Bee, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Marietta Daily Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, The Orlando Sentinel, and the Chicago Tribune.

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