In days of old, the object of taxation was the physical plunder of intrinsic personal possessions such as money, foodstuffs, or other valuable considerations forcibly taken in support of the kingdom. The plunderers were known as tax-collectors; though by their plundered, public victims they were more commonly labeled by nicknames of reproach. The common opinion of the villages and townsfolk that paid this tribute to kings and dictators of tyrannical despotism was disdain and controlled rage – a will for freedom lacking way and means.
In our modern taxation stratagem, the rules of the game have changed dramatically. In fact, the very comprehension of tax-plunder has morphed into a custom whereby most people have no idea they are being taxed. Indeed, it is ridiculously parroted by the children of parents of great grand parents that death and taxes are the only certainties in life. For the children of indentured debtor…
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