Skip to comments.When Does My Slavery End ?
Posted on 02/22/2013 7:49:28 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama
Recently, the village idiot of CONgress, Dumbocrat Sheila Jackson Lee, took to the House floor and said this:
"As yesterday was the official birthday of President Lincoln, February 12, and although it was a tragic time in our history, I can assure you that it shows the greatest promise of America when people could come together and do something great. I stand here as a freed slave because this Congress came together."
Aside from the fact that this may very well be the most historically illiterate thing ever uttered (it's right up there with claiming that the National Socialist German Workers Party was "far right" or that communism was "never really instituted" in the Soviet Union), I feel an overwhelming need to respond.
When do I get my freedom, Sheila ? When does my servitude end ?
As a gainfully employed person, I pay taxes. In theory, some of what I pay goes to essential government services, such as the military, roads, the court system, and the like. In reality, the vast majority of it (if not all of it) is simply handed over to someone else. Perhaps my wealth ended up on a crack addict's EBT card. Perhaps my wealth is paying for the treatment of a meth addict's emergency toe nail surgery. Perhaps it's paying for Sandra Fluke's contraceptives. I don't know where it goes, but the bottom line is, it ain't in my pocket, despite the fact that I earned it and it's mine.
How am I, as a working stiff, not a slave of sorts to the recipients of the redistribution of wealth ?
Now, make no mistake, I am not making light of the horror that was slavery in the United States. I am simply asking questions that need to be asked. Where does it end ? At what point do I have enough "skin in the game" as our dog eating and Jew hating Dear Leader likes to say ? At what point does my "obligation" to the collective end ?
These questions can be a matter of life and death in several ways. If I don't pay my taxes, I could be arrested. If I resist arrest, I could be shot. Granted, this isn't quite like having Pharaoh's task master whipping me for not building pyramids fast enough, but it's a threat nonetheless. And yes, unlike my ancestors that built the Pharaoh's pyramids and the slaves who tended the fields for their Democrat owners in the antebellum South, I can always walk away from my job and take public assistance. But that leads to a different kind of slavery. At that point, I would be forced to vote for and support liberal hack politicians that I despise to make sure my free meals and health care kept coming. That's another kind of death, the death of one's free will. It's almost like being shot, but worse.
The bottom line is this, gang: There is nothing more dangerous to Liberty than the destruction of property rights. The Liberal-Welfare Complex (feel free to use it) is destroying the Republic. With every dollar that's redistributed, a little more of our precious Liberty dies.
If that isn't slavery, I don't know what is.
When the 16th Amend. and the welfare state are abolished. How it originally passed, as it conflicts with abolition of slavery, I’ll never understand
I’m not sure if the author is black or white....I suspect black....but no matter; this is dead on. Bump.
When we wake the f up and choke our masters.
We are exactly where we deserve to be.
I don’t get it, either. But here we are.
I’m one of those “far right” types that would love to see the 16th Amendment gone along with 17th Amendment. At present, I’m not holding my breath on either.
Thank you for the post and ping, Sir.
You have expressed an excellent point that because we are not allowed to keep the fruit of our labor, which is confiscated by income taxation, we are slaves to those who do enjoy what should be ours by God-given rights.
The government gives nothing to anyone that they have not confiscated from someone else who earned it.
Can’t argue with that.
Thanks for the kind words as always!
“The government gives nothing to anyone that they have not confiscated from someone else who earned it.”
“Confiscated” is a word that never seems to leaves the collective lips of our hack politicians and their collaborators in the arrogant and lazy media. Too bad, since it’s the truth.
How long before the gov’t takes my car & gives it to Pedro because he “needs” it more than I do?
How long before they tell me that I have too much house and they are going to move the illegal invader “family” from Guadalupe into my spare bedroom?
Ms. Lee’s response will be short: You are a racist!
My pleasure, Sir, both the reading and the compliment.
What did you expect from SJL? :-)
And I would be forced to remind her at that point that she forgot “homophobe”, “misogynist”, “Islamophobe”, “bitter clinger to religion and guns”, “right-wing extremist”, and “climate change denier”.
Sheila isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed. We all need to do our part to keep her on the straight and narrow.
Not much. She’s worse than my CONgress critter, Frederica Wilson. Comrade Wilson’s only accomplishments thus far is a failed attempt to outlaw bullying and getting special permission from the Weeper of the House to wear her wacky hats in the House.
I don't care who you are that is dang funny!
Use it in good health, FRiend!
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