“The Fourth Of July”, An American Holiday – But Why???
by Richard Ravarino
Today is the “Fourth of July”. . . Wow. Cool. So what?
Do we even know why we celebrate the fourth of July? Why not the fifth, or the sixth? Personally, I think perhaps we should celebrate the 1st of July. I mean, we celebrate January 1st. Why is that? New Year’s Day, right? Well, July 1st marks the first day of the second half of the year! It’s like the ultimate hump day! Hey, it’s even on a Wednesday this year! Oh wait, that’s the 4th. . .
So what is with this 4th of July holiday anyway? And who decided to celebrate this holiday with fireworks, in the middle of Summer when the world is ready to go up like a birthday candle! Oh wait. . . That’s a hint.
Yes, the Fourth of July is America’s recognized birthday and the fireworks represent what was soon to follow in the American war for independence. But from whom? And why would we want independence? Isn’t it better to be a part of a coalition, or an organization? Independence sounds so. . . lonely.
Well, if you are anything like me, you are aggravated that I think I even have to ask this question, but there are plenty out there today that have no clue. ZERO. It never even occurred to them to even ask. . . It was, like (in your best Jeff Spicoli voice), “Dude, it’s a holiday today? In the middle of the week?!?! Righteous!!!”
In this Mark Dice video that was actually filmed this time last year, he quickly proves how inept the public is to determine a reason for this “day off”. As funny as it is to watch these idiots struggle to come up with an answer, its also disgusts me. These people actually have a right to vote. . . And many do. I’m telling you, it sends chills up my spine!
These are the same morons that have the audacity to tell me that I should keep my political opinions to myself. That “Dude, no one wants to hear it!”
Well dammit! Maybe you should!
People have died since this day, to protect your apathetic “right” to tell guys like me to leave you alone in your ignorance. It was on July 4th, 1776 our American forefathers told the world’s strongest military empire we had had enough.
We had had enough of their taxes, their soldiers and their oppressive laws and by all means. . . Go ahead and rule your own country with them, but from this day forward, this land is our land!
As each of the signers of the Declaration of Independence strode forward to sign his name, Benjamin Franklin announced, “Men, we must surely hang together; or we will most assuredly hang separately”. And many did hang, for it was high treason for our forefathers to have made their Declaration.
“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.“
“That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
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This is what should have each and every American up in arms today, if they only understood what was being done to them. If only they weren’t so apathetic to the cause of liberty and freedom.
I mean, c’mon, really. . . Do you think you are free? Really?
In 1765, American patriots dressed as Indians and dumped a ship loaded with tea into Boston harbor. In today’s inflation adjusted dollars over $1.7 million dollars in tea was destroyed.
This came of course, in response to the stamp act. Which although primarily taxed only paper products, became an invasive tax. The basis of which was used for British soldiers to perform random searches of citizen’s homes and property and later became the basis for the Constitutional protection of a person’s property or effects without a court ordered warrant. . . But you don’t care about that, right? History is boring!
Pass another beer!
Shhh! The ballgame’s back on!
Dude, the weenies are burning!
Well as $1.7 million dollars of tea lay seeping in Boston harbor and the ships that brought the tea, were sinking and burning from this “terrorist act”. American colonists were being forced to pay a tax of 15-20%. That’s it.
Does anyone know the average tax rate of Americans today?
Well most Americans will astutely tell you 18-37% income tax, depending on how much you make. But what they fail to recognize are all the other taxes we pay on a daily basis, but most are taken almost secretively, or in a way you don’t recognize that you are being taxed.
Not to ruin that slice of apple pie, but here’s a short list. . .
Accounts receivable tax, Airport tax(es), Automobile Registration tax, Building Permit tax, Capital Gains tax, Cigarette tax, Corporate Income tax, Estate tax, Federal Unemployment tax, Gasoline tax(es), Inheritance tax, Inventory taxes, Liquor tax(es), Luxury tax, Medicare tax, Parking meters, Property tax(es), Real Estate tax, Road Usage tax, Sales tax, State income tax, State Unemployment tax, Telephone Federal Excise tax, Telephone Universal Service tax, Telephone Federal, State and Local tax(es), Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge tax, Toll Booth, Bridge and Tunnel taxes, TSA tax, Utility tax(es),Vehicle License (tax), Watercraft registration tax, Well-permit tax, Workers Compensation tax and, regulatory taxes like traffic fines, parking tickets, business licensing, marriage licenses, professional licenses, etc.
Are you taxed enough yet?
Do you still really think the rich aren’t paying their fair share? Most of those taxes you would never have to pay, unless you were at least well off, but just the same – Well over 50% of your wages and income are probably paid back to some form of government throughout the year as a direct tax, an indirect tax, a fee or a license.
But back to my question: How can a people that are taxed to this extent, claim they are free? Free to do what?!?!
The truth is you haven’t been free for quite some time. You are a slave. Like it, embrace it, own it – It’s all you will ever own.
It is who you allow yourself to be, when you allow every aspect of your life to be taxed by an out of control bureaucracy, built on a supply of phony money, produced by the very banking institutions that have enslaved you, on the lands your forefather’s conquered.
But you still own your land and property, you say. But do you?
If the government taxes you for your “ownership” of that land, who really owns it? If you refuse to pay that tax, you’ll usually find out within two years who really owns that land.
As a matter of fact, if you understand legal language, you no more own your land than you do your car, your boat, your motorcycle, or anything else with a TITLE. Read the fine print:
Your CERTIFICATE (certification) of TITLE refers to you as the TENANT, not the OWNER. While your deed may prove ownership of a home, it is the State that grants TITLE to the REAL PROPERTY. . . Because they hold the REAL Title, typically with your state’s land registry, thusly, giving them right to tax your property – because its theirs.
The same is true of vehicles. Through admiralty law, the state controls all of your titled assets. Ever heard of a vehicle MCO or a MSO? Cleverly, no you haven’t. It is the allodial title to your property, which means it is owned free and clear of any encumbrances (including taxes).
Since 1933 you have signed it away the moment you take “ownership” of your vehicle, satisfied to hold the State Certificate of Title instead. But your vehicle’s title, is merely a “certification” that you are legally granted title to the property by the State, which is why you must license, register and insure it – You don’t own it. The state does. They want to make sure you are maintaining THEIR property.
The “Certificate of Title” to your automobile is NOT title! It’s merely evidence that title exists. Your car’s legal TITLE is the MCO (Manufacturers Certificate of Origin), which the dealer surrendered to the State.
How free are we feeling about now? Probably choking on that apple pie, huh? Can I get you a Rolaid? Another beer? Yeah, me too.
ARE YOU YET UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR INDEPENDENCE?
Are you yet asking yourself, what happened to it?
“When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people, to dissolve the political bands that have tied them to another”
Making anymore sense yet?
“Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed”
Are you following me this time?
“That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government”
Stop the presses!
If you aren’t keeping score, the rights of the people are gone! Four years after the end of the war for independence we finally enumerated those rights in our Constitution, but yet how many have we lost just in the last dozen years. As just an example, lets look at the first amendment:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Yet, in the case of “Free Speech”?
I could go on with each amendment, but we both have a holiday to get back to, beer to drink, family to enjoy and of course, fireworks. But as you watch the exploding embers light the sky in red, white and blue. Remember how we got here. Remember what our forefathers fought for. Remember that the cost of that independence from Great Britain was over 50,000 brave Americans and that the Independence that war gave us, allowed us to become the freest nation on the planet. . . For a time.
Nothing is given freely though. The history of man is one filled with plays for power and it is always in flux. To maintain our freedoms requires constant vigilance and we have done a poor job in the last 100 years.
We are no longer a nation of free men (and women). We have been enslaved by a rogue group of international bankers who have taken control of every aspect of our lives. Cleverly addressing each and every aspect with a tax and where some actions may remain tax free, don’t think there isn’t one coming. They are figuring out a way to do it.
When do we say enough is enough? A clever poster on the web pointed out, it was deemed illegal by congress to enslave a person and take a 100% of his pay. . . But at what level does taxation become slavery?
In 1765 Boston, it was 10-20%. What say you SLAVE? 50%?
Or do you need Obamacare to convince you? 65%?
Maybe some Carbon taxes, nasty stuff that CO2. . . 80%?!?!
I have been careful up until this point to refer to the American War for Independence as simply that – The War for Independence. Some will call it the “Revolutionary War”, but I believe this to be a misnomer.
The American Revolution has not yet occurred, In 1776, more than 40 brave men gathered together to sign a document that would from that point forward, would declare the United States an independent and sovereign country, in her own right.
There was no revolution, merely a founding of a country completely different from the one that existed before. To understand the difference you must look at the root of the word Revolution, which is the word “Revolve”. . .
The revolutionaries that exist today are looking for us to “revolve” back to a respect for our U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence. You have heard them say “We want our country back”. Call them Tea Partiers, or Ron Paul REVOLution-aries, or even just pissed off Americans and you know the people we are talking about. They understand what they have lost. They understand the importance of those documents.
Some would argue these documents are outdated and impossible to understand. . . But that’s bunk, did you have any problem understanding the language above? It’s as clear as the English we speak today.
But what do they believe? These people who enslave us under a mountain of taxes and this debt we supposedly owe. . . How was it accumulated? Where did it come from?
Well, with the exception of one to two trillion that we owe China and other countries, the rest of that debt has been foisted on us by the Federal Reserve – For merely printing the money we use today. Not only does that money not have any real value (as it is back by nothing but the air we breathe), it is actually an instrument of debt. Its mere existence (Federal Reserve Notes) is the reason we pay our largest tax, the income tax. But the debt has become so large, that as the American economy struggles through recession and the outsourcing of our manufacturing base, even the income tax is no longer enough to keep us afloat – it can’t keep up with the interest payments on the debt. We are drowning in a sea of debt. A debt so large it cannot possibly be grasped by the human mind.
And to whom do we owe this debt? The Federal government? Hardly. They are as broke as you and I. The Federal Reserve? Bingo! But they are neither Federal, nor do they have any reserves – They print our money out of thin air and charge us for its existence.
So who are they? They are a cartel of sorts. A banking cartel that sets the price of money and when they went into business in 1913, it was to guarantee their profits and offset their losses, by passing them on to the American public. Oops! And that illustrates the most insidious tax we pay. The hidden tax of INFLATION. Make no mistake, inflation is a tax. It robs from the value of your dollar and gives you less value in its spending power each and every day. That is why your dollar has lost 99% of its value in the last 99 years.
The Federal Reserve, this cartel, made up of five of the WORLD’S largest banks is the reason for the loss in our dollar’s buying power. And that’s right, not only are they not Federal, they are not even American: Deutschebank (Germany) and Barclays (England) Bank are among the founding members of the Federal Reserve System. Along with JP Morgan-Chase, Citibank and the shadowy Goldman-Sachs (who if you haven’t noticed seems to have a revolving door for their employees, into and out of Washington).
The good news is the jig is up. The Federal Reserve’s original 100 year charter was granted in December of 1913 and expires in 2013. Ron Paul’s movement to audit the Fed has the momentum needed to be passed this time around and with any luck the Fed will be ended by 2014. The audit will expose the Fed for what it is and will reveal the fraud the Fed has perpetrated on the people of this country. The bill was just voted unanimously out of committee and now returns to the floor of the congress. If you have never phoned your congressman or senators – Now is the time. There is nothing you can do in your lifetime, in your children’s lifetime, that can have more effect on the outcome of our future.
We can make that a future worth living for us and our progeny. Otherwise, we will condemn them to a new dark age and a return to a neo-fuedalistic society where the high up Lords run everything and our mere existence is at their whim.
Yes, a new American Revolution has begun and its time we took our country back. By exposing the fraud of the Fed, it will expose trillions of dollars of fraudulent debt and rather than taxing us to death to cover this fraud, it can be eliminated.
The American Revolution, our second war for Independence, should be an idealogical one. A bloodless battle of minds to reclaim our birthright – A free United States. It all starts by exposing the Federal Reserve.
I hope you will think about this today and tonight – This is one lesson in U.S History that should not be ignored. God bless America!