Thomas Jefferson said, "To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
So, if you accept President Jefferson's premise, you have undoubtedly expressed anger when the tools of government take your earnings under the cover of law, using every conceivable means, from traffic tickets to ad valorem taxes.
I often wonder how government employees who spend their working lives as pawns of this never ending chess game can justify their actions against other citizens.
Every property owner knows that the power to tax is the power to destroy, and surely the employees of these agencies know how they are perceived when their employer, the government, puts them in the position of enforcer.
Every citizen knows that the power to govern can legalize the authority to kill, yet millions of people voluntarily assume these roles. Most do these jobs for noble reasons, but the exceptions seem to be making the news all too often these days.
So, what roles do you play in life? Does your job require you to harm or even destroy individuals in the name of the so-called greater good?
Can you work all day without harming anyone? If your answer in not in the affirmative, do you think of those you harm as deserving of your actions and are your thoughts on such matters objective or a subjective rationalization?
History shows us that any governmental body or political subdivision with confiscatory or police powers will provision itself at the expense of the governed by any means necessary, including harming those it governs with more and more creative forms of "taking" each year.
This form of Government can rapidly become a parasite that casts the widest possible net without regard for the necessity of its existence. Once its parasitic actions are codified, it tends to devolve into a protection racket. (You give me money NOW or I will hurt you)
Therefore, anyone desiring a position of authority in such organizations should be highly scrutinized.
That certainly includes our next President.
Think hard about this before you vote on November 8th.