Last week I wrote about Tax Day 30 years ago: April 15, 1986, Operation El Dorado Canyon, and how I became personally connected to the faces the West must come to grips with as we address the issues of Radical Islamic Terrorism and its worldview plan to destroy Western Civilization by our own hands. I shared that there is a powerful movement of well-meaning folks, which will utilize the emotions of racism and prejudice to ignore facts. Ignoring facts is dangerous to any republic which desires to preserve the liberty which was bequeathed to it by those who came before.
“Facts are stubborn things.” John Adams
This year, Tax Day highlights for me another threat to our liberty.
According to the Tax Policy Center, in 2015 54.3 % of American’s paid into the Federal Tax System and 45.7 % either “broke even” or received tax credits back from Uncle Sam. The Federal Government will collect $ 150 Billion more in tax revenue in 2015 than in 2014, and is projected to collect an additional $ 350 billion in tax year 2016. These statistics, in conjunction with the fact that we continue to allow our Federal Government to borrow 40 cents of every dollar it spends, combined with the reality that our current unfunded liabilities are approaching $ 102 Trillion, or over $ 850,000 per tax payer (www.USDebtClock.org) should bring us all to the conclusion that we are merely playing with Monopoly Money – all of us.
There is a powerful movement of well-meaning folks which will utilize the emotions of covetousness, greed and envy in an effort to ignore the facts that the system many of us rely on is bankrupt, and threatens our liberty.
“Facts are stubborn things.”
Education, I believe is the first step to solving our problem.
We live in an era where it is easier than at any time in history to educate ourselves in virtually any subject. With the advent of the smart phone, tens of millions of American’s have more technological, educational power in the palm of their hand than the astronauts had in the space rocket utilized to travel to the moon.
Virtually every American today, if they don’t have access to the internet at home, or access to wireless smart technology, has more access to educational materials than any generation that precedes us. When so many of history’s leaders were self-educated, we really are without excuse when it comes to educating ourselves.
Two online courses I recommend every American to take, which will help us address the two problems outlined above are:
- Hillsdale Online College Course, Economics 101 – a free 11-part course on Economics. http://online.hillsdale.edu/page.aspx?pid=2671
- The Muslim Brotherhood in America – a free 10-part course on how Islamists have infiltrated the Constitutional Republic of America – www.MuslimBrotherhoodInAmerica.com
Economics and National Security are linked. Liberty is a non-respecter of person issue, impacting all races and socio-economic brackets. Let us educate ourselves, so that we may retain it!
I hope you have a blessed week.