It was the idea of Beardsley Ruml, the treasurer of Macy’s Department Store who became chairman of New York’s Federal Reserve Bank.
Ruml was helped by Bernard Baruch and Milton Friedman.
The Federal Government would forgive people not paying their annual lump sum taxes at the end of 1941 if they signed up to have future taxes withheld from each paycheck.
It was called the “Pay-As-You-Go” tax.
It was part of the patriotic war enthusiasm which included slogans such as:
“UNCLE SAME NEEDS YOU”;
“BUY WAR BONDS”;
“SMASH THE AXIS-PAY YOUR TAXES.”
So much money came in from the “Pay-As-You-Go” tax with so few complaints that it continued after the war.
John F. Kennedy told Congress, April 20, 1961:
“Introduced during the war when the income tax was extended to millions of new taxpayers, the wage-withholding system has been one of the most important and successful advances in our tax system in recent times.
Initial difficulties were quickly overcome, and the new system helped the taxpayer no less than the tax collector.”
But Americans were not always so taxed.
Jefferson noted in his 2nd Annual Message, 1802:
“We are able, without a direct tax, without internal taxes, and without borrowing, to make large and effectual payments toward the discharge of our public debt and the emancipation of our posterity from that mortal canker…
It is an encouragement, fellow-citizens, of the highest order to proceed as we have begun in substituting economy for taxation.”
President Andrew Jackson stated in his 8th Annual Message, December 5, 1836:
“There is no such provision as would authorize Congress to collect together the property of the country, under the name of revenue, for the purpose of dividing it equally or unequally among the States or the people.
Indeed, it is not probable that such an idea ever occurred to the States when they adopted the Constitution.”
Andrew Jackson told Congress, May 27, 1830:
“Through the favor of an overruling and indulgent Providence our country is blessed with general prosperity and our citizens exempted from the pressure of taxation, which other less favored portions of the human family are obliged to bear.”
Jackson stated December 5, 1836:
“No people can hope to perpetuate their liberties who long acquiesce in a policy which taxes them for objects not necessary to the legitimate and real wants of their Government…
The practical effect of such an attempt must ever be to burden the people with taxes, not for the purposes beneficial to them, but to swell the profits of deposit banks and support a band of useless public officers…
There would soon be but one taxing power, and that vested in a body of men far removed from the people…
The States…would not dare to murmur at the proceedings of the General Government, lest they should lose their supplies;
all would be merged in a practical consolidation, cemented by widespread corruption, which could only be eradicated by one of those bloody revolutions which occasionally overthrow the despotic systems of the Old World.”
Jackson stated in his Farewell Address, 1837:
“There is, perhaps, no one power conferred on the Federal Government so liable to abuse as the taxing power…
Plain as these principles appear to be, you will yet find there is a constant effort to induce the General Government to go beyond the limits of its taxing power and to impose unnecessary burdens upon the people…to fasten upon the people this unjust and unequal system.”
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Prior to 1913, other than during the Civil War, the Federal Government was financed primarily from tariff taxes on imports, called imposts.
President Franklin Pierce stated in his First Annual Message to Congress, December 5, 1853:
“Happily, I have no occasion to suggest any radical changes in the financial policy of the Government.
Ours is almost, if not absolutely, the solitary power of Christendom having a surplus revenue drawn immediately from imposts on commerce.”
It was the largest amphibious invasion force in world history, supported by 5,000 ships with 195,700 navy personnel and 13,000 aircraft.
On that day, the sea along the heavily fortified beaches of Omaha, Utah, Gold, Juno, Sword and Pointe du Hoc ran red with the blood of almost 9,000 killed or wounded.
It was a major turning point in World War II.
Adolph Hitler had seized power in Germany in 1933 by promising hope to the German people after a depression and a devaluation of their currency.
Hitler’s National Socialist Workers Party eliminated all political opposition, took control of healthcare and confiscated guns.
Using diplomatic intimidation, deception, and lightning attacks they proceeded to take control of:
Austria, The Sudeten Region, Bohemia, Moravia, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland, France, Monaco, Greece, The Channel Island (UK), Czechoslovakia, the Baltic states, Serbia, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Finland, Croatia and more.
The National Socialist Workers Party operated over 1,200 concentration camps where an estimated 4,251,500 people lost their lives.
Shortly after D-Day, courageous German resistance attempted an assassination of Hitler, but he survived and retaliated by killing over 7,000 Germans.
In his D-Day Orders, JUNE 6, 1944, Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight Eisenhower sent nearly 100,000 Allied troops marching across Europe to defeat Hitler’s National Socialist Workers Party:
“You are about to embark upon a great crusade…The eyes of the world are upon you.
The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you…
You will bring about…the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe…
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened, he will fight savagely…
And let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.”
President Franklin Roosevelt stated JUNE 6, 1944:
“My fellow Americans: Last night, when I spoke with you about the fall of Rome, I knew at that moment that troops of the United States and our allies were crossing the Channel in another and greater operation…
I ask you to join with me in prayer:
Almighty God, Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our republic, our religion, and our civilization…
Give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith. They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard.
For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces…
We know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph…
Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom…”
“Help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice…
I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer.
As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.
Give us strength…and, O Lord, give us Faith. Give us Faith in Thee…With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy…
And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil. Thy will be done, Almighty God. Amen.”
He won the Pulitzer Prize for his book Profiles in Courage.
He was the youngest elected President, serving just over 1,000 days before being shot.
This was John F. Kennedy, born MAY 29, 1917.
Kennedy stated in his Inaugural, January 20, 1961:
“I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forbears prescribed nearly a century and three quarters ago. The world is very different now.
For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life.”
John F. Kennedy continued:
“Yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe – The belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.”
Writing to Brazil’s President, Janio da Silva Quadros, January 31, 1961, John F. Kennedy stated:
“Once in every 20 years presidential inaugurations in your country and mine occur within days of each other.
This year of 1961 is signalized by the happy coincidence.
At this time, each of us assumes challenging duties…
To each of us is entrusted the heavy responsibility of guiding the affairs of a democratic nation founded on Christian ideals.”
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Oscar winning actor Marion Michael Morrison, better known as John Wayne, was born MAY 26, 1907.
Of Presbyterian Scots-Irish descent, his grandfather, Marion Mitchell Morrison, fought in the Civil War.
John Wayne played football for U.S.C. and worked behind-the-scenes at Fox Studios, before being discovered by director John Ford, who cast him in epic western and war films.
A January 2011 Harris Poll ranked John Wayne third among America’s favorite film stars.
On MAY 26, 1979, Jimmy Carter said:
“I have today approved…a specially struck gold medal to John Wayne.
For nearly half a century, the Duke has symbolized the American ideals of integrity, courage, patriotism, and strength and has represented to the world many of the deepest values that this Nation respects.”
Ronald Reagan said November 5, 1984:
“I noted the news coverage about the death of my friend, John Wayne. One headline read ‘The Last American Hero.’…
No one would be angrier than Duke Wayne at the suggestion that he was America’s last hero.
Just before he died, he said in his unforgettable way, ‘Just give the American people a good cause, and there’s nothing they can’t lick.'”
John Wayne had become an icon to all the branches of the United States Armed Forces, starring in films about World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, such asSands of Iwo Jima (1949),Flying Tigers (1942), They Were Expendable (1945), and the Ford cavalry trilogy: Fort Apache (1948); She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949); Rio Grande (1950).
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In 1979, John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, was named for him.
In his album, America-Why I Love Her, 1977, John Wayne stated:
“Face the Flag, son, and face reality.
Our strengths and our freedoms are based in unity.
The flag is but a symbol, son, of the world’s greatest nation,
And as long as it keeps flying, there’s cause for celebration.
So do what you’ve got to do, but always keep in mind,
A lot of people believe in peace…but there are the other kind.
If we want to keep these freedoms, we may have to fight again.
God forbid, but if we do, let’s always fight to win,
For the fate of a loser is futile and it’s bare:
No love, no peace…just misery and despair.
Face the Flag, son…and thank God it’s still there.”
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Veterans sacrifice so that those of us who remain behind, may retain our freedom. Too often they are ignored or demeaned when they should be saluted and honored. Veterans Day is set aside by a one time grateful nation to do just that, honor and salute those who have served and sacrificed. While I am no longer sure that this nation is grateful for the sacrifice given, I know that I am. This post is a reminder to honor those who have served and are serving. If you love our Vets please take a moment to pray for them and pray for peace. Perhaps one day soon, it will no longer be needed for some to sacrifice for others.
Veteran’s Day Prayer
Today we honor our veterans,
worthy men and women
who gave their best
when they were called upon
to serve and protect their country.
We pray that you will bless them, Lord,
for their unselfish service
in the continual struggle
to preserve our freedoms, our safety,
and our country’s heritage, for all of us.
Bless them abundantly
for the hardships they faced,
for the sacrifices they made
for their many different contributions
to America’s victories
over tyranny and oppression.
We respect them, we thank them,
we honor them, we are proud of them,
and we pray that you will watch over
these special people
and bless them with peace and happiness.
In Jesus’ name we pray; Amen.
By Joanna Fuchs
Veteran’s Day Prayer
My friend Grumpy Elder has a story on a Vet that is being forced from his home. Now this is bad enough but to add insult to injury, the man is being forced to exhume his wife who is buried on the property and move her as well. I realize that sometimes bad things happen, but this is a case where there are other options available if the people involve were willing to work with the man. Please take time to read the rest of the story at Grumpy’s Opinions
I’m no lawyer at all, but it looks like Warren C. Bodeker is getting a raw deal, I have no idea what can be done about it except to ask if someone knows a smart, obnoxious lawyer with some ethics willing to take on another obnoxious lawyer…….
A legal fund has been set up, details are at the bottom of the article linked below..
Publicity will help the old gentleman, and won’t help the trustee’s law practice any, so make sure the story gets around….
Read the rest and watch the video at Grumpy’s Opinions…..
|On NOVEMBER 9, 1954, President Eisenhower addressed the National Conference on the Spiritual Foundation of American Democracy at the Sheraton-Carlton Hotel, Washington D.C.: “Now Dr. Lowry said something about my having certain convictions as to a God in Heaven and an Almighty power. Well, I don’t think anyone needs a great deal of credit for believing in what seems to me to be obvious…This relationship between a spiritual faith…and our form of government is…so obvious that we should really not need to identify a man as unusual because he recognizes it.” Eisenhower continued “Our whole theory of government finally expressed in our Declaration…said…Man is endowed by his Creator…When you come back to it, there is just one thing…that a man is worthwhile because he was born in the image of his God…Democracy is nothing in the world but a spiritual conviction…that each of us is enormously valuable, because of a certain standing before our own God.” Eisenhower concluded: “Any group that…awakens all of us to these simple things…is, in my mind, a dedicated, patriotic group that can well take the Bible in one hand and the flag in the other, and march ahead.”|
Why Grandpa carries a gun
> PEOPLE ASK WHY?
> Why Carry a Gun?
> My old grandpa said to me ‘Son, there comes a time in every man’s life when he stops bustin’ knuckles
and starts bustin’ caps and
> usually it’s when he becomes too old to take a– whoopin.’
> I don’t carry a gun to kill people…
> I carry a gun to keep from being killed.
> I don’t carry a gun to scare people…
> I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.
> I don’t carry a gun because I’m paranoid…
> I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.
> I don’t carry a gun because I’m evil…
> I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.
> I don’t carry a gun because I hate the government…
> I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.
> I don’t carry a gun because I’m angry…
> I carry a gun so that I don’t have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be
> I don’t carry a gun because I want to shoot someone…
> I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere
> I don’t carry a gun to make me feel like a man…
> I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.
> I don’t carry a gun because I feel inadequate…
> I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.
> I don’t carry a gun because I love it…
> I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.
> Police protection is an oxymoron…
> Free citizens must protect themselves.
> Police do not protect you from crime, they usually just investigate the crime after it happens and
then call someone in to clean up the mess.
> Personally, I carry a gun because I’m too young to die and too old to take a– whoopin’…..author
unknown (but obviously brilliant)
> A LITTLE GUN HISTORY
> In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents,
unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
> In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend
themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
> Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others
who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
> China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to
defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
> Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend
themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
> —- ————- ————-
> Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend
themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
> Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to
defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
> Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56
> You won’t see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.
> Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely
affect only the law-abiding citizens.
> Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late!
> The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.
> With guns, we are ‘citizens’. Without them, we are ‘subjects’.
> During WW II the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!
> If you value your freedom, please spread this antigun-control message to all of your friends.
> The purpose of fighting is to win.
> There is no possible victory in defense.
> The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either.
> The final weapon is the brain.
> All else is supplemental.
> SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!
> SWITZERLAND’S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE.
> SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!
> IT’S A NO BRAINER!
> DON’T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING
CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET.
> I’m a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!
> If you are too, please forward.
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So, why did they not Invade?
After the war, the remaining Japanese Generals and Admirals were asked that question. Their answer……They know that almost every home had guns and the Americans knew how to use them..Read the rest…