Occupy the Income Tax
Monday, January 9, 2012
The Occupy movement has not yet fully utilized the two most potent weapons mankind has created in our long, long struggle to be free. We have yet to meld the Constitution with the Internet; the Founding Fathers have not gone viral.
he First Amendment states that there shall be no law abridging the right of the people to peaceably assemble, as Occupiers do to righteous effect. The First Amendment also gives citizens the right to petition for redress of grievances. We can go viral in a single, decisive petition; millions of citizens, voices merged loud and clear. The 99 per cent will be heard, will be answered.
Justly acknowledged for and drawing strength from diversity, it may now be prudent to roar in a single unified declaration. While there are numerous grievances to choose from, we can cease funding the system that oppresses us. We need not pay income tax. There is no law. The government itself insists filing is based on “voluntary compliance” as true patriots languish in small cells for not volunteering.