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Posted February 6, 2010 on Anti-Establishment History by
by Al Benson Jr.
Every year in various parts of the country there is a big fuss over property tax reassessments. Property is usually reassessed upwards and often people find themselves, on fixed incomes, trying to pay $3,000 or $4,000 a year in property taxes, when their initial payments were somewhere in the neighborhood of $400 per year.
Of course the main contention in all of this, and especially since we now have a Marxist regime in Sodom on the Potomac, is that the state really owns all the property anyway. They don't outwardly state that, but the implication is there.
You may have paid the mortgage company multiple thousands of dollars over the years and you may have paid the bank big bucks in interest along with the principle, and you may even have a deed saying you "own" it. However, just try not paying the state's yearly rent, via the property tax, for a couple years and you will soon discover who the real owner is. The real owner is the one that can send the sheriff out to seize "your" property and throw you off it should you choose not to pay the state's rent for the use of it.
Until people begin to understand this crucial aspect of the property tax game they will never grasp what it is all about. Private property, as we understand that term, does not exist in this country today, and that fact becomes glaringly apparent with the ascension of the current regime to power. It was no better with the Republicans in office--they just hid it better. What it amounts to is that the Empire owns it all. It all belongs to "the government." They'd like to own our souls, too, but haven't quite figured out how to completely do that, but not to worry--they are working on it, via the government schools and "other methods." Government education has always been part of the soul-stealing game.
Even writers of fiction seem to understand this better than average folks do. Awhile back, I read a book called "Outlaw." It was written by a Warren Keifer. Mr. Keifer is an interesting writer, having done fictional stories on a number of various subjects, although I have only read this one book by him. Though the book was fascinating, I cannot recommend it for all ages. His descriptions of various bedroom scenes and other such related subjects was something I could have done without, and his book would have been just as good without them. Nonetheless, Mr. Keifer managed to get his point across, despite a few things I would rather he had left out.
The book was fictional, and involved one Lee Garland, who started out his life as a part-time cattle rustler on the Mexican border, wound up in the Spanish-American War, became a banker and an oil baron in Mexico respectively and he ended up as an ambassador to Mexico after Obregon got into office, as Mexican Marxism began to be institutionalized rather than just being sporadically practiced by bandits and revolutionaries such as Villa and Zapata.
In his declining years, Garland retired to his ranch near Eagle Nest, New Mexico, to live out his remaining years. Interestingly enough, there is a real Eagle Nest in Northern New Mexico. My family and I have been through it on two or three occasions and it is really a beautiful place. But, as it turned out in the story, the military-industrial complex decided they needed Mr. Garland's ranch for some compelling government purpose, and so they decided to remove him, gently if they could, forcibly if they had to, but they were going to get him off "his" property one way or the other.
But, you see, Lee Garland, in the book, was one of those relics of the Old West days that still thought that property with his name on the deed really belonged to him--and he was willing, even as an old man, to fight to keep it. In the story, Garland not only lost "his" property, but his life as well. As he lay dying, on his way to the hospital, there was a federal agent there reading him his "rights."
Although "Outlaw" was a work of fiction, I had the distinct impression that the author understood the significance of what he wrote about. You had to read between the lines a little, but the message was really there if you looked--anyplace you go in this country, you only get to stay there as long as there is some branch of the government that is willing to let you, or if they don't need "your" land for some "compelling government interest."
People in New London, Connecticut learned this lesson a few years ago when the Supreme Court informed them that the city can, indeed, come in and take "their" property if it thinks it has a better use for it than they do.
Many, if not most, have been taught in their government mis-education centers (public schools) that the Northern victory in the War of Northern Aggression "preserved the Union." What it really preserved was the government's authority to do whatever it wants and to take whatever it wants, no matter what. The Bill of Rights either gets ignored or legislated out of existence. Get used to it, folks, that's the way it is, like it or not.
So, begin to rethink the real premise of the property tax. It is not really a "tax" on "your" property at all. It is the yearly rent you are forced to pay the state for the privilege of using a portion of their property. And by "state" I mean whatever governing force deals with this--the county, parish, or whoever--it's all government! Actually, this is nothing more than fascism. It's much more efficient than outright communism, where the state boldly claims to own it all, (though that's where our present regime seems to be going) but then is responsible for caring for it all. Under the fascism we are presently living under, we take care of all the upkeep and maintenance on "our" property while the government decides for us what we can do with it and when. So, which is more important, he who has temporary use of something, or the one that can tell him what to do with it and then, ultimately, take it away if the yearly rent is not forthcoming?
Think your "deed" will protect you? Just forget to pay your yearly rent on "your" property for a long enough period and you can use your deed to light your cigar with as the sheriff tosses you off "your" property.
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