Taxation Without Representation

Correct me if I am wrong; but didn’t our ancestors fight a revolutionary war over the issue of taxation without representation some 250 years or so ago? So, tell me: how many of you feel that you are adequately represented in our federal government or any other level of government, for that matter? My guess is that, with few exceptions, you do not feel that the people elected to represent you in government are looking out for your best interest. They often claim they voted for some bill because it is for your own good; but what they really mean is that it gives them more power over your life. The elected and unelected people in charge of our governments believe to their very core that for every single problem in life there is or should be a law or policy to fix the problem. And, in almost every case, the new law or policy creates more problems than it solves and, therefore, they have to write more laws and create new policies. In my opinion, these so-called “unintended consequences” are not always unintended.

While making my rounds of cyber space this weekend, I came across two articles that are good examples of our elected and unelected “betters” acting against our collective interest. By coincidence, both articles relate to the issue of our government’s “open borders” policy and the untold millions of people who are in our country illegally. And, these article are timely because our boys and girls in Washington are current debating the highly divisive issue of Amnesty for those untold millions of illegal immigrants. The Amnesty bill is, of course being pushed by the Democrats; some of whom are masquerading as Republicans. (Note to GOP: You really ought to get the Democrats out of your party.)

The first story that caught my eye was a post by Maggie at Maggie’s Notebook:

Twenty years ago, Maritha Nelson swam across the Rio Grande to enter the U.S. illegally, apparently sans children, put down roots and gave birth to seven. No father or fathers or a job are mentioned in this story. Today she lives in Florida. America has been feeding her and her children for 20 years, and providing all necessities. I first heard the word “navigator” in ObamaCare legislation – those people who are hired to teach others how to game the system. In this video,you’ll see privately-funded “navigators” showing people like Maritha how to get every penny possible from taxpayers. Who pays the “navigators?” ACORN undercover? George Soros? Planned Parenthood?  An entity the Department of Health and Human Services secretly pays to extort us? NBC?

Okay. The video Maggie links says these navigators are privately funded. Well, here’s a question for you. How many of you would be willing to bet a month’s income that none of that “private funding” is coming from government grants? Me neither!

The second item that caught my eye is defiantly our government at work I suggest that before you continue reading that you take a deep breath and count  to ten.

American Thinker:

There was a flood of asylum requests at a border crossing near San Diego last week. About 200 Mexican citizens appeared at the crossing claiming they had a “credible fear” of the drug cartels.

With those magic words, they were allowed in – with open arms.

A loophole is allowing hundreds of immigrants across the Mexico border in to the United States.

Immigrants are being taught to use “key words and phrases” to be allowed to enter and stay in the country.

Just this past Monday, Border Patrol agents say about 200 people came through the Otay Crossing claiming a quote: “credible fear” of the drug cartels.

Isn’t that great? We have a very serious problem with illegal immigrants in this country so let/s fix it by giving them asylum and then they won’t be here illegally.

Tell me again why our ancestors fought the Revolutionary War?

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

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P.S.

Tomorrow”s post promises to be very interesting and not necessarily because any words I will write. You may recall that ten days ago I wrote a post in which I said that Islam is not a religion but a cult of sociopaths. It was a harsh post but it expressed how I feel about Islam. This weekend I received a comment on that post from someone who identified herself as an American, a moderate Muslim, and who has lived the last three years in Egypt. The comment was exceptionally civil considering what I had said. I wa duly impressed. So, I contacted her by e-mail and suggested that instead replying to her comment on an older post that no one else was likely to see that I would do a new post on Tuesday (tomorrow), in which I would reproduce her comment and then give my reply. I suggested to her that it would be great if she and some of her like-minded friends would come by tomorrow and participate in a dialog with you and I. Well, she has agreed! So, please make a point of coming by tomorrow for a unique opportunity to ask these moderate Muslim any question you might have and/or to challenge their comments. Hopefully we can all learn something from this exchange. But, for it to work, it will need your participation.

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20 thoughts on “Taxation Without Representation

  1. It is my view that this lack of response by our so-called representatives has everything to do with the Progressives’ new world order, which is all about equalizing wealth. Not just income. Wealth — and worldwide wealth, at that! If I am correct in my assessment, welcoming illegals into our sovereign nation is all about equalizing wealth.

  2. I have about as much tolerance for Islam as Islam has for non believers. I have actually read the Quran which I have found to be a hateful, exclusionary philosophy rather than some inclusive, tolerant type of doctrine. In other words- I see nothing Godlike- but the hateful fear mongering fingerprints of man all over the Quran. So am interested in seeing the Islam defenders.

  3. Jim, in our Congress I believe few have knowledge of anything beyond their own committees, and as the rules they themselves make inside their Chamber, I’m guessing that the rule is, don’t butt into our committees business. Yes they pass legislation but we know they don’t read it and seldom have a clue about the details. Yes, we fought a war for representation at all times. Immigration is the hugest tax we will have placed on us because it will never end.

    I also do not think the “navigators” are privately funded anymore than I believe Planned Parenthood abortions are privately funded. Thanks so much for linking and I look forward to tomorrows post.

    1. “. Immigration is the hugest tax we will have placed on us because it will never end.”

      Truer words were never spoken, Maggie. Our governments lack of willingness to control our borders is an act of national suicide.

      I hope you can come by tomorrow. It should be interesting.

  4. Well, I am looking forward to tomorrow’s post with great anticipation!
    Even though technically we are being represented we really are not because the ruling class in Washington really does not give a damn about the people they are representing, they only vote for what they feel is in their best interests.

  5. Our government actually prints brochures in Spanish telling illegals who to apply for SNAP and assuring them that they do not have to reveal that they are in the country illegally.
    Look forward to your next post.

  6. Townhall : Illegal immigration is speeding up and has been for months as amnesty talks continue on Capitol Hill. But now, Fox News has obtained documents showing illegal immigrants are getting free hotel rooms courtesy of taxpayers and are being given asylum in the United States by citing fears of drug cartels in Mexico . A sudden influx of illegal immigrants from Mexico requesting asylum is overwhelming immigration agents in San Diego, forcing agencies to rent hotel rooms for some undocumented families and release others to cities around the U.S. Documents obtained exclusively by Fox News show Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been paying for hotel rooms for dozens of recently arrived families to relieve overcrowding inside the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa, Calif., processing centers. Some ICE employees are working overtime and others have been asked to volunteer to work weekend shifts. “Duties include intake, placements, transports and release of family groups and unaccompanied minors,” according to a memo obtained by Fox News. The surge has raised suspicions about what is driving the influx, amid claims that illegal immigrants have learned they can attempt to get asylum by using a few key words — namely, by claiming they have a “credible fear” of drug cartels. But it isn’t just illegal immigrants seeking asylum who taxpayers are housing, they’re also paying for cartel members to be housed in America’s prisons as the violent criminal organizations partner with dangerous gangs in our neighborhoods . Peculiar how Congress isn’t actually addressing that legitimate concern in their so-called immigration reform push. No, not really. Because as with much of what Washington pushes these days, it’s got more to do with internal agendas than addressing the real problems ailing our society.

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