I realize that the possibility of this idea is based in fantasy, but here goes anyway. Did you ever notice how we are always made to choose between this or that, we never really get what we want, only partial buy in. To this day there are many absolutely ridiculous laws that are on the books and the enforcement of those laws hardly take place today, yet they remain in effect. The laws that are drafted in the present do nothing to get rid of what is already in place, only compound on what has happened in the past. The situation at our southern border has me wondering, if this law was a law for decades now and this is the first time it has been enforced. Maybe, exercising this law as it is written is only now bringing to light the massive flaw of this law. If this law was never enforced until now, then for decades our elected representatives merely sat back, hoping that no one would ever enforce the law as it is written. But now we know, and what do we do about it? Nothing, we fight amongst ourselves, never holding our three branches accountable and never expecting them to actually do what they were hired to do in the first place. Our elected representatives are merely that, representatives, they are not leaders, as we are a free country.
So, now we know about one law, but how many more are out there that have yet to be enforced? Are we all walking and driving around, going on about our day, never realizing the laws that we are breaking? I think the possibility of this being the case is highly likely, if not actually true. The laws that our nation and states enforce and have are often very different. Taxes and laws, how many are actually worthwhile, and how many are completely useless? It’s only a matter of time until another law is being enforced, that has practically never been enforced, even though it has been a law for generations.
Now, let’s take a gander at felons and other previous criminals. Did you know, that once you have been convicted of a felony, any felony, automatically you lose your rights? Not just while in prison, but for the rest of your life, is it fair? Possibly and possibly not, the thing that stands out to me when it comes to felons, is that once they do their time for their crime, they are released back into the public, they get jobs and they pay taxes. They pay taxes, yet they do not get their rights back. Their taxes, pay the politicians, yet the felons who paid their debt to society are forever punished, and they pay taxes. Taxes, I always thought, made us all equal in the eyes of our government? Perhaps not though, felons lose their right to vote and their right to the second amendment, yet they still pay taxes. I would think that being taxed would automatically grant your rights back, but not in this country. Possibly, if felons were not taxed, or if their rights were granted back to them fully once their penance has been completed, then perhaps, justice would truly be blind.
Taxes are a funny thing, if the person you voted for doesn’t win the election, then you must still pay taxes to the winner, regardless if you agree with them or not. Let’s be honest, everyone who talks about term limits knows that they will never pass. In order for term limits to be made law, the house and then the senate would have to pass it. They would be voting against their own interests. Why would they vote themselves out of a job? Instead, what if we actually had a say in what every fraction of a cent of our tax dollars were spent on? What if the person we voted for didn’t win, what if in that case, none of our tax dollars would go to the salary of the winner? Taxes, they are spent regardless of what we vote for and what we vote against. If we could actually pick and choose what each and every single tax dollar went to. We would be taxed as individuals, instead of as classes or groups. They say you can never please everyone, but why can’t our elected representatives try? Because they tax us without consent, because they pass ridiculous laws without our consent and because they appoint people to select positions and offices that we wish our taxes would not finance their paychecks.
It’s all about money, it always has been. They will never enact term limits just as they will never grant us the power to dictate their salaries. Once a felon, always a felon, but they must still pay their taxes. If we could just stop paying into parties, campaigns and other nonsense, then perhaps they would be beholden to us. As I stated in the beginning, I know this is a complete fantasy to think that this could ever happen. But the more we speak amongst ourselves, the more powerful we become, the bigger we are, the harder it is for them to enforce laws and taxes upon us. We pay for them, why do they never foot the bill?
Spend your money on what YOU want, do not expect me to follow suit. If we could ever stop paying the taxes we do not want, then we wouldn’t have to follow the laws that we do not finance.