The preamble of the constitution of the United States of America states,
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. (Taken from Wikipedia)Since this is my weekly rant about taxes and not seeing the need for more government, I would like to point out a few "observations" I have about taxation and the purpose of our government.
1. The government to is to "insure domestice Tranquility." I have never know a tax season to be tranquil. How can ripping money from peoples paychecks ever be perceived as tranquil?
2. The government is to provide for the common defense. Why does one group think we need to surrender our borders and another we should defend them? What kind of naive leftist would sue a state for doing the federal governments job?
3. The government is to "promote the general Welfare." May I point out that the Preamble says to "promote" not provide. There is a big difference between providing and promoting. We are not a welfare state, but, many would like to enslave the people, and have in fact have done so, by promoting and continuing welfare and entitlement programs. Generations of families live in "projects" that have done nothing to promote the general welfare of people but, have in reality kept minorities down by giving them just enough to stay in squaller.
4. The government is to "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and out Posterity." When generations only pass off the debt of entitlement to the next generation (even if it is 31 years away) that is not secure the blessing but lessening the chance for prosperity for all.
I do not see my taxes doing what the Preamble states they should do! If the government can not it's job why should my money be misused to do what I do not want done with it? No taxation for mis-representation!