On Mr. Trump’s taxes: Well done, Sir, the NY Times has proven you right

The New York Times this morning leaked what may be some of Mr. Trump’s tax returns, and speculates that he may not have paid income taxes for 18 years. Well done, Mr. Trump!!!

At first blush, the Times’ story seems to prove, beyond doubt, the truth of Trump’s consistent charge that the country’s taxation, political, and economic systems are brazenly rigged by politicians from both parties, men and women who pass laws to keep their billionaire donors sweet.

If the Times is correct, and since Mr. Trump is not in jail, he obviously obeyed all of the national government’s tax regulations and the IRS — the Democrats’ brown-shirted army of lawless, anti-Conservative enforcers — has not been able lay a glove on him. The Times’ story also proves that Trump has the resolve and moxey to get off his butt after taking a wicked financial beating, and successfully strive not only to retrieve lost success, but to amplify that success. There are no more admirable American traits than stubborn perseverance and the honesty to recognize a defeat, but not accept it as final.

Is it not simple commonsense to say that Mr. Trump and all other Americans would have to be fools, suckers, and morons if they did not try to take as much advantage of the law as possible to avoid paying money to the bipartisan political whores who run most wildly profligate and deeply indebted government in the history of man.?

The truth, of course, is that both parties always write tax laws to favor the rich because the rich are the people who politicians in both parties — most of whom seem averse to real work — must abjectly beg for the money that allows them to continue in power and grow rich at the citizenry’s expense. Is that not precisely what Mr. Trump has been telling the electorate for more than a year? What more positive and emphatic proof for Trump’s assertions could possibly be needed after what America’s sainted “newspaper of record” has printed?

Again, the Times has proved Mr. Trump’s point: the national government’s taxation, political, and economic systems are rigged against everyday Americans. They must be expunged, not reformed. What reason is there for any American to pay more tax than the law demands, or to pay any tax that clearly violates his or her constitutional rights, such as forcing Christians to fund abortions, or giving the taxes of America’s Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Quakers, atheists, etc. to support and protect religious theocracies like Israel and Saudi Arabia.

It is a madness to think that the Founders created a republic wherein people are meant to keep the least possible amount of the money they earn, and that the rest must be paid in taxes to an unaccountable bipartisan kleptocracy, one that reliably wastes it on unnecessary wars; unwanted, unneeded and illegal immigrants; slackers, thugs, and legally favored minorities; and innumerable foreigners seeking handouts for their Swiss bank accounts from Americans who make cars at Chevy, or mine the coal, or carry the mail, or protect the populace from criminals, or plow the snow, or deliver packages, or pick-up the garbage, or defend the republic with their lives and limbs.

The two great goals of all Americans should be to pay the least amount of tax legally possible, and to elect someone who knows how the system is rigged, who honestly says he has legally used it to his advantage, and who is ready, willing, and knowledgeable enough to destroy it, and to indict its political and federal civil service designers.

And it would be well for their health and futures, if the designers of the rigged tax system recalled two things. First, that Founders fought a successful war against a British king and Parliament seeking to arbitrarily tax Americans who were not represented in the legislature. Second, that the Founders left their posterity the 2nd Amendment to ensure that if such a tack was tried again in the United States, as it has been for the past 25 years, it could be — if necessary — deservedly and bloodily destroyed.

Author: Michael F. Scheuer

Michael F. Scheuer worked at the CIA as an intelligence officer for 22 years. He was the first chief of its Osama bin Laden unit, and helped create its rendition program, which he ran for 40 months. He is an American blogger, historian, foreign policy critic, and political analyst.