Bloodshed Before Freedom

Wednesday, January 24, 2007
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“If it gets to the floor, there will be blood on the walls,” warned state Sen. Vincent Fort, an Atlanta Democrat and member of the Legislative Black Caucus who bitterly opposes the plan.

This comment comes in response to a plan by some Georgia legislators to spin off the ‘burbs of northern Atlanta into a county separate from Fulton County, which would be named Milton County. It’s interesting that Milton County “succumbed to financial troubles during the Depression and was folded into Fulton County in 1932.” Now they want it back the old way. They want secession.

“The only way to fix Fulton County is to dismantle Fulton County,” said state Rep. Jan Jones, the plan’s chief sponsor. “It’s too large, and certainly too dysfunctional, to truly be considered local government.”

This is the essence of decentralization. Of course, the complaint here is that this is all racially motivated (what else?), however, the real focus is on all things money. The northern ‘burbs represent a huge tax base that funds the inner city and all of its welfare projects, including libraries, public transit, homeless camps, and jails. Somehow, people can’t understand why others – who work hard to save money and get ahead – would possibly want to keep their own money, or perhaps even keep it in their own neighborhood, where they can draw some of the perceived benefits. After all, the average non-libertarian individual does perceive benefits from tax-and-spend government; however, they want to “benefit” in some way or another in order to feel a little less robbed. Suburban residents that constantly feed the welfare coffers of inefficient cities run by crooked politicians are finally fighting back against the state’s “redistributive justice.”

What State Senator Fort is saying is that he/they will spill your blood before they let you “get away with” keeping your money out of the hands of legal thieves. And yet most people still don’t question the state’s monopoly on violence.

Property tax, of course, is one of the biggest theft rackets in existence. We buy property and a home, and “own” it, yet we pay a band of government thieves an arbitrary sum of money in order to enjoy living upon the property we “own.” If we don’t pay, we are threatened, a lien is put on the property, and finally, we are subject to wages removal without our permission or we are tossed off the property for not paying the extortion fee. And we pay school taxes even if we don’t use the schools. And of course, those who don’t own property are not subject to the same redistribution even when they have 5 kids in the public school.

The inner cities, especially, fund their local corporatism, political favors, job roll, and welfare ideals by reaping as much middle-class and upper-middle class tax base as possible, via the establishment of gargantuan counties, and they feed off of it like fat pigs at the trough. So, for these birds, enslaving a person’s body to labor for no pay was a human tragedy, yet full approval is granted for the enslavement of a person to labor so that chosen masters can siphon off that which is earned by that labor, in order to distribute it in an arbitrary manner as decreed by those elected to monopoly power positions.

As the politicians in power say, you’ll die before you dare to take back that money they’ve been taking away from you. Ahh, to be free.

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