Tit for Tat


Each or these separate-yet-unequal provisions is assigned the number two:
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
2. A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

commietaxThe heavy, progressive or graduated income tax is what communist dogma considers necessary to the preservation of the sort of state that is important to them–one in which the government exercises its monopoly on force to obtain entitlements and coerce transfer payments without regard to rights. In actual practice, history has shown that the closer a government comes to achieving the communist ideal, the more people are willing to pay or risk to escape it. People whose political ideologies favor allowing the national government to send men with guns to lay and collect income taxes from individual citizens are hostile to individual citizens owning guns

The Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights gives individual citizens by way of rights what duty confers as privilege upon tax collectors, politicians’ bodyguards, and agents of regulatory and investigatory bureaucracies–guns. In actual practice the fewer restrictions a government places on the purchase and ownership of guns, the more time and money people are willing to pay or risk for the chance to live under that government. Communist East Germany retained National Socialist Kristallnacht gun prohibitions, and expanded them to include everyone–not just those of Jewish extraction or orientation.  By the same token, the higher the taxes levied at gunpoint by a local, national or state government, the more eager are the taxpayers laboring under its thrall to acquire guns and ammunition. This was certainly the case in 1774, when the Hanover Militia, led by Patrick Henry,  requisitioned the weapons in the armory abandoned by Governor Dunmore (of emancipation proclamation fame).

The question is this: “both” sides in this controversy of taxation versus ownership of weapons claim to be reasonable, moderate, not given to extremism and eager to arrive at bipartisan compromises. The thought experiment is simple. When confronted by advocates of the communist income tax, ask them: Would you give up the 16th Amendment in exchange for repeal of the 2nd Amendment? This is not a complicated question. Likewise, to the advocates of citizen freedom to own weapons, pose this question: Would you give up the 2nd Amendment in exchange for repeal of the 16th Amendment?

Go ahead, ask the questions. Let me know their replies.

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