Archive for October 19th, 2009

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. – Benjamin Franklin

Do not take advantage of each other, but fear your God. I am the LORD your God.Leviticus 25:17

Part I: Laying the Groundwork
Part II: Principles and Strategic Choices

[Again realize, this is all exploratory in nature, and that I am not necessarily advocating this course of action at this point in time. My hope is to gain the wisdom of other voices to see if this avenue is a) fruitful; b) possible; and c) a better way forward than passivity. Some folks may not wish to comment, but can send me feedback via my Facebook mail account.]

The Laffer CurveThe Laffer Curve

As I noted in Part II, the key principle in “going Galt” (or, in the modified manner I’m sugesting – differing from Rand’s philosophy – in which the individual and the church have compassionate roles, while the government should not) is rooted in the Laffer Curve:

The KEY concept to “Going Galt” is to ruthlessly and quickly drive the Laffer Curve down on anything that is taxed.

What this means, practically, is eliminating the activities in your life which add taxes to the public coffers – AND, in deference to our guiding principles, to do so within the confines of the letter of the law.

Most of the taxes collected in America come from one of two sources: Individual Income Tax and Consumption Taxes (Direct an Indirect). The largest source of tax revenue is from individual income tax, and the second and third largest sources are Payroll Taxes and Corporate Income Taxes (which are both passed along to the consumer as increased prices of goods and services). Aside from these, the largest source of individual State taxes is Sales & Excise Taxes (paid directly by consumers at the point of sale).

In examining how to ’starve the beast’, let us first tackle reduction of Consumption Taxes:

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Ok, I go through phases where I don’t go to the sites that call themselves online discernment sites at all. I like those days. They’re usually stomach bile in the back of the throat free. The other day a friend sent me a link to this video. It was soundly lambasted on the usual suspects site here. I watched it once. Then again and finally one more time. I have to be honest I don’t understand what is wrong with it. Can you tell me? I mean he says, “Look if we’re doing something of God you can’t stop us and if we’re not, then we’re done anyhow.

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