A Pamphlet from Don Stuart, Preserve Our Nation, LLC
Pamphlet #28 - 10/25/2009

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Labor Tax: I owe the IRS a Tomato. Do you?

Your Majesty the IRS:

Once upon a time, a very long time ago, mankind were herders and gatherers. They ate what they could find, saving nothing and moving from place to place in order to have adequate food. They kept the benefits of all their labor.

Eventually the herders and gatherers became farmers, staying in one place, growing all their food and raising animals. Everyone was dedicated to taking care of their families. Later villages developed and people traded goods with one another. Commerce developed. Now they could trade the benefits of their labor with others.

Soon man understood that food was perishable and storing it for long periods of time or over the winter months became a problem. A means of being able to trade food produced early in the year, for food produced later in the year was needed. To solve this problem, MONEY was developed. Not money like we have today, but items that were identified as having lasting status and defined value. Some cultures used sea shells as their money and others used stones. These items were designated to be worth a value and could be redeemed in the future.

Thus a means of sharing and storing labor outputs for a later date was created. Farmers could produce vegetables in the summer and trade them with others for money. Then in the winter they could trade this money for wheat or other fall and winter produce. People could stay in one place. This allowed villages to grow.

Over time, commerce developed between villages near and far. But in every instance the individual was able to take his labor output and redeem it for equivalent labor output of others. No third party interfered in these transactions and labor was “King.”

Attached you will find a tomato. This is my payment of the Labor Taxes that I owe. As a citizen, I believe in paying the IRS what is owed to the government.

I grew five tomatoes, thus I owe the government (IRS) one tomato. It is enclosed. If I had taken these five tomatoes to the Farmers Market and sold them for five dollars, I would owe the IRS one dollar of the income I received. But since I decided to keep my labor output for myself and family, I still owe the government 20% of my labor: One Tomato.

The Labor Tax (Income Tax) states that if I convert my labor to money then I have to pay the government a portion of that amount (Income Tax Rate). Shouldn’t a labor tax also take an equivalent amount of my labor output when I don't convert it to money?

So in the process of converting my current labor for food so that I can acquire food later for my consumption, I have to pay the government a transaction fee (Labor Tax). This fee is a fee on delayed gratification: Eating. This means that I will get less food in the future for my labor output today. Since I only have the equivalent of four tomatoes left, then I can only purchase four tomatoes in the future.

So converting my labor to Money requires me to give a portion to the government.

But there is an exception. If I use my labor to build a home, a farm or a business and I pass these onto my children (without first converting to money: selling), I have to pay the government a transaction fee: Estate Tax. The government requires the property to be evaluated at market value and my children must then pay estate taxes. The government gets it both ways.

Why doesn’t the output of my labor belong to me and ONLY to me? Why must I share it with the government who then gives it to others?

What gives the government the right to take part of my labor that I convert to money in order to purchase food in the future?

The Labor tax is an infringement on my Natural Rights. My Natural Rights exist by virtue of my existence. There is no other requirement.

Each generation has a Natural Right to be free of the Labor Tax. The first five generations of this Nation under our Constitution were free of the Labor Tax. The last four generations have been under the bondage of the Labor Tax. This bondage was brought onto us by the Progressives in the early 1900’s.

It is evident that our Nation's Founders were intent on protecting the individuals' property rights. The Constitution contains many references to property rights. The Bill of Rights added more guarantees to protecting property rights.

But what did the Founders view as property?

James Madison on Property
  • "In the former sense, a man's land, or merchandise, or money, is called his property."
  • "In the latter sense, a man has a property in his opinions and the free communication of them."
  • "He has a property of particular value in his religious opinions, and in the profession and practice dictated by them."
  • "He has a property very dear to him in the safety and liberty of his person."
  • "He has an equal property in the free use of his faculties, and free choice of the objects on which to employ them."
  • "In a word, as a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights."

Private Property in the Constitution and Bill of Rights gives us many freedoms: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Press, Freedom of Labor, Freedom of Thought and Freedom of Worship. This is what it means to be an American.

The Nation's Founders were students of history and philosophy, including philosopher John Locke. The majority of the Bill of Rights can be traced to John Locke.

John Locke on Property
  • "yet every man has a property in his own person: this no body has any right to but himself. The labour of his body, and the work of his hands, we may say, are properly his."
  • "for this labour being the unquestionable property of the labourer ..."
  • "and labour was to be his title to it"

Our Nation fought the Civil War protecting the Constitutional Right of an individual to own the output of their labor. Slavery was about the ownership of individuals to steal the output of their labor.

The 16th Amendment reversed the decision of the Civil War. We are again threatened by the bondage of having part of our labor taken from us. We can thank the Progressives for this conquest. The Progressive Party was instrumental in the passage of the 16th and 17th Amendments in the early 1900s. They are still at work today, taking the output of our labor.

We seek deliverance from Bondage! It is time we free ourselves of this labor bondage. It is time we eliminate the Labor tax. It is time we repeal the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. If the State can regulate your property (Labor), then you have little right to your property.

Property Rights are no longer a Constitutional issue. Today's courts are uncertain about the role of Property Rights in our society. So the White House and Congress are pushing the limits of property rights. This we must stop!

So, I encourage others to send the fruits of their labor to the IRS. We should all send a tomato to the IRS on April 15, 2010. Actually, lets just send a picture of a tomato. Download a picture to send with your labor tax forms in 2010. Let this be our 21st century Tomato Party!

We have to fight for our Natural Rights! We have to fight to free ourselves from the bondage of the Labor Tax. It is the good citizens who sue to protect property rights. We as good citizens need to undo the wrongs of the 16th Amendment to the Constitution.

Join us. I can see freedom on the horizon!

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