Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Rush Limbaugh: It's Absurd For An American To Die For Selling Cigarettes

This is exactly the point I was making last week.

"I think the real outrage here is that an American died while the state is enforcing tax collection on cigarettes. This is just absurd. "

"And, you know, people talk about the left, they want a big state, they want a powerful state. Well, here it is. You've got to take all of it. If you want a powerful state, there's your police force acting on demands of the authority to go out and make sure that every dime of tax is collected particularly from tobacco. Look how we stigmatize tobacco. To the point it's so despised and reviled a guy loses his life selling single cigarettes in New York City. It's absurd."

Rush, of course says it much better and pinpoints the crux of the matter with much more devastating accuracy. 

When is the last time that an American died because of a tax collection matter? 

I'm sure it wasn't during the American Revolution but wouldn't it be better if it was?

Who are the other American citizens who have died recently because of a tax collection matter?

How many American citizens have died because the underlying reason for the application of police force was a taxation issue? 

It's actually a very frightening question if you really think about it. 

And Americans should really be thinking about this more, because the IRS is the tax collecting arm of the Democratic party and the Democratic party is, to quote Mark Steyn-very serious about power. That's the national strong arm operation, but leftist states are clearly just as dangerous and willing to apply lethal force just as the IRS is willing to use coercive and invasive audit pressures on free born citizens with whom they disagree with politically. 

The left then, is serious about power and serious about taxation-its lifeblood. 

Sounds much more like a military type of regime to me than a Republic, but really-what do I know?