Gun Control Is A Gateway Tyranny

Today’s #Point2Ponder:

As we watch a new presidential administration settle into their comfort zone, old issues become new again.  This also means we have a renewed opportunity to bring proper Constitutional education to the mainstream view.  As this new administration begins to address the issues important to the preservation of our Liberty, we must make sure that Liberty education is pervasive so that Liberty principles can not only be secured but also may prosper.

No doubt, the issue of gun control will be one of these Liberty principles addressed by this new administration.  As this principle comes under new scrutiny, this becomes the perfect opportunity to bring truth to the mainstream.

One axiomatic truth is that greater gun control will result in greater loss of Liberty.  Samuel Adams wrote an essay called The Rights of the Colonists:

“Among the natural rights of the Colonists are these: First, a right to life; Secondly, to liberty; Thirdly, to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can. These are evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature.”

Loss of life is the greatest form of loss of Liberty: if you cannot live, no other Liberty exists.  Samuel Adams reminds us the defense of your life is a Natural Right, stemming from the first law of Nature, the duty of self-preservation.  It is a Natural Right because God gave you the gift of life, not government. Did government give you your Life? Who should you have to ask for permission to save your life? If you cannot defend yourself without seeking permission from government first, who is in charge of your life?

If you cannot defend your own life, how do you keep gangsters or government from “mandating” your death or the death of your neighbor?

Yet, when we allow our representatives to establish gun laws or regulations we actually allow government to transform our Natural Righs into a privileges.  When those in government create laws or regulations that operate contrary to these Liberty Principles they not only violate Natural Law but also violate the whole reason government exists.  Remeber what is written in our Declaration of Independence?

“WE hold these Truths to be self-evident: that all Men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights..that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”

This Declaration was to serve as a reminder to the government and to the people that the only reason for government to ever exist is to secure the Rights of the people.  For any government to transmute our rights into privileges contradicts the entire purpose of government and violates the first law of Nature. This is why the Declaration makes clear the principle:

“…that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, & to institute new government, laying it’s foundation on such principles…”

In America, right now, we have traded our Right to self-preservation for a privilege to self-preservation that is given or taken away at the government’s whim.  In fact many legislators believe we can achieve greater security by limiting the Liberties of the people and expanding government power.  When these representatives create regulations of our Rights contrary to Natural Law, we not only endanger our own lives, but also the lives of our Posterity.  The drafters of our Constitutional Republic knew this, this was the whole reason they threw off their own government.

“Let us remember that if we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom. It is a very serious consideration, which should deeply impress our minds, that millions yet unborn may be the miserable sharers of the event.”

These laws and regulations do not make us more secure, they make us more enslaved to government. When our ability to defend our lives is transferred to a government agent in a distant location, when the means to secure our lives is piece by piece whittled down to sticks and stones, when we have to ask permission and pay for the privilege to possess the means to preserve our lives we are no longer citizens; we are at best subjects and at worst servile slaves.

Those who established the foundational principles of our Constitutional Republic knew that Liberty must not only be secured for themselves, but also for “ages and millions yet unborn.”  They knew that present acts of legislation, both good and bad, would have a generational, perhaps even an eternal, consequence.  They also knew the greatest threat to Liberty was not the lone tyrant, but the “universal ignorance” of the people.

“For no people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.” Samuel Adams

These timeless truths are why we have a responsibility to direct our representatives and require Liberty First principles. But we must also remember that our Liberty is at peril when we do not take these opportunities to educate each other first.

Take advantage of these new opportunities to educate your fellow man on some time tested truths.  Just as the consequences of an ignorant people can be predicted, we know an educated society will always choose Liberty First.

Here is a one page flier you can hand out

Here is an educational article that teaches the foundational principles of our Right to keep and bear arms:


To Heal A Nation

What does it take to heal a nation? It certainly feels like our nation needs healing. Many say that we simply need to pray. But is prayer alone the remedy God gives for national healing?

Here’s the recipe God gave in 2 Chronicles:

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chron 7:14 KJV

First, the directive is to specific people, those “which are called by my name.” He is calling out to believers. Believers can’t look to others to fix the nation.

Second, there are specific conditions to God’s promise to “heal their land.” To humble oneself is condition number one. That means to bow down and be subdued before God. God’s people must submit themselves to God as King. We cannot do that if we have abandoned God as our provider and protector! Do we run to other sources like government for provisions and protections BEFORE we run to God? We often turn to other places as our ultimate source and authority when we become impatient or are unfamiliar with depending on God. Whatever the reason, it is ultimately a form of idolatry.

As we humble ourselves before God, we pray! We must go to God for wisdom. So many times we seek advice and direction form everyone and from everywhere and forget that God has something to say about each and every situation of our lives. Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. We MUST pray if we want healing.

Another condition for healing our land is that we must seek God’s face. The Scripture is clear, “seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.” What things? The things that you need to fulfill God’s will and plan in your life. Sometimes there will be a “no” answer, then we are driven back to the “humbling” condition and we must wait upon God, not run to elsewhere. We cannot serve two masters and God will not surrender His sovereignty. Do we live a life of seek ye first the government and its benefits; seek ye first the Kingdom of God, but if he doesn’t answer quick enough seek ye second the government and its benefits or are we really seeking God first?

Think about these questions of dependence and authority in the government arena. Why do we need government permission for our marriages? Isn’t that a relationship between a man, woman, and God? Why do we need government tax breaks and benefits in our marriages and our families? Isn’t God sufficient to meet our financial needs? Why do we need government to teach our children? Doesn’t the Bible teach that we are to “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it?” That way, the Bible clarifies is “in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” not worship of and dependence upon government. Not only what but who is teaching our children will determine the “way” they are being raised! While the Bible commands submission to lawful government authority, it does not tolerate replacing God with this earthly authority.

The final condition to the believer is “turn from your wicked ways.” Supporting the status quo will never change anything. This condition requires Christians to do what ever is necessary to turn from evil toward the righteousness of God. Morality matters, integrity matters in voters as well as in political candidates and so much the more in those that are called by His name. Remember that 2 Chronicles 7:14 is a call to believers. God certainly wants all of America to humble themselves, pray, and turn from wickedness. Yet, if only believers would respond, there is enough power in repentance to heal the land.

This process is not an easy, quick fix. Humbling and seeking God’s face, repenting and turning from our wicked ways takes public action; it takes discomfort; it requires becoming uncomfortable. Uncomfortable with our own sin. Uncomfortable with our own comfort. It’s not prayer alone, but pray in concert with repentance and a dependent faith on God. This is initially painful, but we must take care not to become so comfortable that we no longer need the Comforter.

America needs healing. There are many things that can and should be done, but we can’t neglect God’s remedy for healing. While some of this remedy may be uncomfortable there is one thing we know from history: We will choose to be discomforted for the glory of God and the preservation of Liberty now, or we will be forced into discomfort by persecution. Will you choose God now, or will you seek Him later when the discomfort is forced upon you? God says there will be a day when we will seek Him but He will not be found. Let us hope that America has not entered into those days already.

This is a Kingdom battle. Choose you this day, my dear Christian friends, the promises of The Comforter over personal comfort. As for me and my house, we choose the Lord and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is #Liberty!

Guilt, Malice, or Folly?

Today’s #Point2Ponder:

I just want to put politicians on notice. They seem to use words that don’t mean what they think they mean. So, let’s clarify:

Just because you are a Republican, doesn’t make you a conservative.
Just because you are a conservative, doesn’t make you a Constitutionalist.
And just because you went to law school, have read the Constitution, or have taken an oath with the word Constitution in it, doesn’t mean you understand it enough to defend it.

Too many of our elected employees make promises impossible for them to keep. They do not understand what they promise and they are too focused on self and pride to admit it. They would rather cling to what they know, regardless of how destructive it might be.

But here is the problem… these politicians have learned that if they give a rip-roaring speech, quote a founder or two, perhaps they are a member of a minority group, former military, or even all of the above, the PEOPLE will ignore their ignorance and tolerate their destruction.

Isn’t it about time we require something more?

Let me enlighten… If they voted for:

NDAA (since 2012)
Federal Building and Ground Improvement Act
Smith-Mundt Modernization Act
Food Safety Modernization Act

Patriot Act
Farm Bill… (to name a few)

If they support or continue to fund the ATF, EPA, HHS, DOE, BLM, Dept Ed, US participation in the UN, TPP, TPA, Iran Deal, etc…

If they have and continue to vote for a “continuing resolution” instead of demanding a Constitutional spending budget

***Know who actually controls the federal budget:***

If they want to have a “common sense debate on gun control”
If they enforce gun permits

If they are for any form of “Amnesty”
If they will not disarm, defund, dissolve all the unconstitutional Executive Agencies
If they supported funding Egypt or arming Syrian Rebels
If they STILL fund Obamacare or talk about a “repeal & replace”
And the list goes on and on…

James Otis, Jr. said in 1761:

“I have learned to despise those whose guilt, malice, or folly has made them my foes.”

Do you believe there are people in government voting for these unconstitutional bills and destroying our Liberty because they are simply ignorant and don’t know any better?  Perhaps they believe that they must “compromise” these principles to have a properly functioning government?  Maybe there are some who are simply wicked and evil and want to destroy our Liberty?  James Otis is reminding us that at the end of the day, their motivation is irrelevant because the result is exactly the same; they are destroying Liberty and the Constitution.   That should make them your enemy.

It doesn’t matter if they give a good speech.  It doesn’t matter if they attend your church or your Rotary Club.  It doesn’t matter if they are members of your political party.  We must remember that through their actions they have classified themselves.  If we want our children to have Liberty we need to stop making excuses for these people.  We need to stop acting like friends and treat them like foes.  They are NOT defending the Constitution and they MUST be STOPPED.

How The Government Goes Wild

Today’s #Point2Ponder:

This is how the federal government gets out of control:

1. Congress creates an Act that expands federal power beyond the limits of the Constitution:

For example: The Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938. This Act limited the area of land a farmer could devote to the production of wheat. The purpose was to manipulate the economy by “stabilizing” the price of wheat by controlling the amount produced.

2. Mr. Filburn grows wheat on his own property for his own private consumption. The federal government claims violation of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938.

3. The Supreme Court then fabricates a justification using previous case law and expansive logic to break Constitutional boundaries. (Wickard v. Filburn, 317 U.S. 111 (1942))

a. The Supreme Court decided that since the Commerce Clause states that the federal government has authority to “regulate commerce…among the several States” that equates to manipulating prices of commerce.

b. The Supreme Court then decides that since the Commerce Clause gives the federal government authority to “regulate commerce…among the several States” they also have the authority to manipulate pricing of that commerce.

c. The Supreme Court then claims that since the federal government has the “authority” to regulate and manipulate “commerce among the States” that means they have the authority to regulate commerce WITHIN the States.
d. The Supreme Court then “reasons” that since the federal government has the authority to regulate commerce and manipulate prices of goods within the State, the federal government also has the authority to tell private land owners what they can and cannot do on their own land.

4. For decades the Supreme Court uses their own opinions, outside the Constitution, to create greater expansions of federal power, creating an unlimited authority of the Supreme Court over all aspects of State, personal, and private property. (Not just wheat but anything we make, grow, or consume)

5. Government schools from K12-Law School teach the unquestionable authority of the Supreme Court (an authority created by the Supreme Court of their own volition see Marbury v Madison).

6. States no longer exercise exclusively “powers reserved to the States, respectively” but defer to the federal government for their own authority (contrary to the Constitution). Therefore States are no longer sovereign, but now operate as colonies in the federal kingdom.

7. After decades of errant education, unlimited and unfettered authority in the Supreme Court create by the Supreme Court, we now are ruled by an Oligarchy of 9 Kings and Queens, elected by no one.

a. “Educated” people call Supreme Court Opinions “rulings.”
b. “Educated” people claim that Supreme Court Opinions are the “law of the land.”

And that is how free people become ruled by Kings & Queens.

Yes- I Am An Attorney

Today’s #Point2Ponder:

Yes I am an attorney.  But, do not quote to me “the law” to justify your position.  If your justification for your position is “the supreme Court says so,” then you have no position.

Just because it is the law doesn’t make it lawful.  Just because it is the law, doesn’t make it reasonable or logical.  Just because it is the law doesn’t make it moral.  Just because it is the law doesn’t make it just.  Just because it is law doesn’t make it Constitutional.  Just because the court issues an opinion doesn’t make it legal, moral, or Constitutional.

“But, unfortunately, law by no means confines itself to its proper functions.  And when it has exceeded its proper functions, it has not done so merely in some inconsequential and debatable matters.  The law has gone further than this; it has acted in direct opposition to its own purpose.
The law has been used to destroy its own objective:  It has been applied to annihilating the justice that it was supposed to maintain; to limiting and destroying rights which its real purpose was to respect.  The law has placed the collective force at the disposal of the unscrupulous who wish, without risk, to exploit the person, liberty, and property of others.

It has converted plunder into a right, in order to protect plunder.  And it has converted lawful defense into a crime, in order to punish lawful defense.”  Frederic Bastiat, The Law

The problem? When you stand for what is lawful, moral, reasonable, and just, those who obtain power from the unjust laws will call you names; “you are a purist, you are an Utopian, you are a subversive.”  They make morality treason and justice unlawful and they make you the enemy.  They end up declaring the unlawful, immoral, unjust, and unreasonable legal to support their power and control.

After all, we are talking about a legal system that claims that corporations are persons in the eyes of the law, but unborn babies are not.  It was the supreme Court, not the Constitution, that declared that men are property in the Dred Scott case.  It was the supreme Court that opined that it was Constitutional for the federal government to arrest and indefinitely detain Japanese Americans (yes, American citizens) without any due process, just because we needed to feel “safe.”

I will consider truth, reason, morality, and the Constitution before I ever consider supporting the law or the courts.  That is not anarchy.  That is not lawlessness.  That is being a reasoned, rational, and moral human being that recognizes that the law was created to secure my Rights, not oppress them.  Anyone arguing the opposite has classified themselves as either a tyrant or a slave.

We The Politicians In Order To Secure More Power

Today’s #Point2Ponder:

First, the Constitution is NOT a set of negative rights imposed upon the government. Government has NO rights, neither negative nor positive. In creating the government we did not GIVE anything to the government; we did not give it power, we did not give it rights. Read the 10th Amendment and the writings of our framers. They clearly stated that power was delegated not given.

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” 1oth Amendment

That means governmental structures simply have access to OUR POWER to do the job WE tell them to do. The rights and power belong to the people. When the government misuses that power and tramples our rights, it is the responsibility of the people to be the “maintainers” of this liberty and push back.

“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 declarartion-of-independenceLife, 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…” Declaration of Independence

The Constitution is a contract among the States that created the government, like a business contract creates a business. The business of the government is to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity. The government was not established to regulate the people, or the activities of the people but to be the sure guardian of our liberty, a liberty that belongs to us and not to government.

“…and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” Preamble to the US Constitution

It is the people who have the right to liberty as decreed by God. That is why the Constitution is a declaration that the people are the true owners of those rights and establishes a government to protect and prosper those rights.

John Adams declared in 1765 that

“Liberty must be supported at all hazards; WE have a right to it derived from our maker.”

In Federalist Paper #33, Alexander Hamilton charges the PEOPLE to stand for the Constitution. When the government oversteps its constitutional bounds, it is up to the people, who created it to redress the injury done to the Constitution.

“What Country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?” ~ Thomas Jefferson

We must continue to stand against the corruption of government, against the destruction of Liberty, and heal the injury being done to this nation. We are the maintainers of Liberty.

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Amending the 2nd Amendment

Today’s #Point2Ponder:

Every day I receive questions from people wanting clarification on Constitutional issues.  Today I received a question regarding our Right to Keep and Bear Arms and I wanted to share with you all my answer:

KrisAnne, I listen to your podcasts every week and appreciate the education you offer.  I have a question for you that I cannot figure out on my own and I trust few, maybe non other than you, on constitutional commentary.

Question: can the federal government amend the constitution in such a way as to alter or abolish the 2nd amendment?
I’m wondering if some natural rights are inherently protected and free from any constitutional amendments to the contrary, or, so long as the amendment passes based on constitutional rules, can the constitution basically say anything including a direct violation of natural rights?

I really appreciate any help you might be able to offer on this issue (which isn’t specific to the 2nd Amendment).


There is good news and bad news.  Article V of the Constitution establishes a mechanism for the Constitution to be amended.  Any amendment must be approved by 3/4 of the States in the Union.  The bad news is that it is possible through this mechanism to amend the 2nd Amendment.  The good news is that your Right to Keep and Bear Arms is not grated to you by the Constitution, the government, or by any person.  Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a Natural Right and cannot be taken away.  Samuel Adams wrote an essay titled; The Rights of the Colonists.  In this essay he gives us this understanding:
“Among the natural rights of the Colonists are these: First, a right to life; Secondly, to liberty; Thirdly, to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can.  These are the evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature.”
Our Right to defend our lives, liberty, and property must be an Inherent Right.  If it is not a Right, then it is merely a privilege we must seek permission to exercise.  If we must seek permission to defend our lives, liberty, or property, then we are not free, we are nothing more than slaves.  Slavery is antithetical to Natural Rights and anything that makes you a slave is an aberration of the Laws of Nature.  However, Liberty has one rule; you cannot harm another.  Violate that rule and you may have surrendered your Liberty.   Therefore, any law passed by government to deny your Right to Keep and Bear Arms without individual due process, is contrary to Natural Law and therefore invalid.
Either Congress or a delegation of the States may amend the Constitution, but they cannot take your Rights.  Only you can surrender them, through violation of another’s Liberty , apathy, or ignorance.

Trump Confirmation Hearings- Identifying Wolves

Today’s #Point2Ponder

The Senate has begun to hold confirmation hearings for Donald Trump’s cabinet nominations.  Confirmation hearings were not meant to be “just a formality” or simply a rubber stamp for presidential picks.  The Senate’s role in confirmation is an essential check on presidential power.  Frankly, the Senate’s check was established to keep a president from becoming a king.

In Federalist #69 ( Alexander Hamilton gives an in depth explanation on why this Congressional check is vital in the distinction between a president and a king.  Within this understanding, Hamilton points out that a President is to have “a concurrent authority with a branch of the legislature in appointing offices.”  However, a king “is the sole author of all appointments.”

When Senators fail in their duty to sincerely vet presidential nominations, they are negligent in their sacred trust from of the people and their irresponsibility creates kings.

Unfortunately, our current Senators seem more concerned with playing political games than keeping presidents from becoming kings.  These hearings will be the perfect test to determine whether YOUR Senator is doing his job or just playing political games.  The confirmation hearing of Senator Jeff Sessions will be their best measure.

Sen. Jeff Sessions is being nominated for director of the Department of Justice.  He is a Republican.  The Senate has a Republican majority.  Did your Senator properly vet Sessions or did your Senator just give his rubber stamp in the name of politics?

As a director of the DOJ, Sessions should be specifically limited and bound by the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Amendments in our Bill of Rights.  A Senator doing his job will have properly crafted the majority of Session’s vetting questions to include the assurance of preservation of these essential Rights.

The 4th Amendment codifies the individual’s inalienable Right to be secure in their person, property, and Rights (to include but not be limited to privacy) against unlawful government searches and seizures.  This Right to security of our Rights is so critical to the preservation of Liberty, James Madison said that government cannot be just without out it.

“That is not a just government, nor is property secure under it, where the property which a man has in his personal safety and personal liberty, is violated by arbitrary seizures of one class of citizens for the service of the rest.” Property, 1792

This Right to security from government seizures is so essential the drafters of our Constitution gave it only one exception.  To know that single exception please read this careful explanation:

Sen. Jeff Sessions cannot pass a Constitutional vetting test.  He has consistently and aggressively called for federal agents to be free and clear of these specific limitations upon federal power.  Sessions has supported and promoted legislation time and time again to allow exceptions to the 4th Amendment that simply do not exist.  Sessions’ actions prove he believes government “necessity” outweighs your inalienable Rights.

William Pitt, the Younger said in 1783:

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.  It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

When those like Sessions profess their necessity overrides our Rights, they are doing us a great courtesy; they have identified themselves as tyrants.

“Liberty and Justice for all” is a promise of America.  As the President and Senate choose a director of the Department of Justice (as well as other cabinet members) they should be choosing people who are more adamant about securing our Liberty than creating exceptions to their limited power.  Justice is not served when government agents can ignore our Rights, circumvent the Constitution, and operate with arbitrary and self-limited power.

Here is the test; will our Senators vet all presidential nomination with real Constitutional questions and expose those whose real priorities put government operation over Liberty and Justice?  Or, will our Senators put Party over Constitutional Principles and allow these wolves to continue to prowl about DC in their sheepskin suits?

Today's #Point2Ponder: Believing The Lie

Today’s #Point2Ponder
As we were driving to the church this morning we were listening to sports radio.  All the talk was about the College Football National Championship.  In this particular program the talk host was interviewing Eli Gold, “the voice of the Crimson Tide.”

Let me just say I like listening to sports radio.  I like sports.  I also like to listen to sports radio because it is not politics.  Not usually.  Its a nice mental break.

Today was not one of those days.  Today, my eyes rolled and my husband chuckled at my disgust.  What was said,  you ask?

Eli Gold, in an explanation of something I can’t remember said, “after all, we live in a democracy.”


Mr. Gold is not a “Millennial.”  He was born in the 1950s.  This is just a reminder of how deep the error goes and how long we have been teaching lies.

Most Americans do not understand the importance of the difference between a Democracy and a Republic.

A Republic, where the people, through equal representation control their government.   Laws are made by equal representation.  People control government.  Rights are inherent possessions of men and government is established to protect those inherent Rights.  A Republic is the only way to ensure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.

A Democracy, as modern application demands, is mob rule.  Where those in the majority make all the laws.  Where those in the majority establish the rights and the privileges of those in the minority.   In a Democracy, the minority groups only have what they have as long as the majority allows them to have it.  A Democracy does not secure Liberty.   A Democracy only ensures there will always be masters, and always be slaves.  In a Democracy, Rosa Parks is still banished to the back of the bus.
We are not a Democracy.  We are a Republic.  But if you repeat a lie long enough, people will begin to believe that lie to be true.  If Americans knew the difference, the minority groups would be the especially angry at the intentional effort to brainwash the people into believing the Democracy lie; because they will be condemned to an unrecoverable slavery.
THIS is a clear reminder of why Trump can not fix what is wrong in America.  This is why we cannot relax and why we must keep pushing… LIBERTY FIRST!


What is an "American" company? Should Trump assess a tariff upon General Motors?  

Today’s #Point2Ponder

Many in America are angry because Trump wants to increase and/or establish tariffs (import taxes) on the importation of foreign goods.  They are particularly upset when “American” companies manufacturing goods in foreign countries are assessed these tariffs.  But what is an “American” company? What is a “tariff?” Let’s answer these questions.

Constitutionally and historically speaking, Foreign Tariffs are how our founders intended for our central government to be funded for the most part.

Only a small portion of funding for the central government was to come from the American people through consumption taxes upon certain goods.

Our founders anticipated that America would become the commerce center of the world because it was so very resource rich.  George Washington and Thomas Jefferson shared the philosophy that America should have neither allies nor emenies; we just simply engage in commerce equally and leave the other parts of the world to bicker with themselves.

There is actually a good bit of noise errupting over these tariffs being assessed upon General Motors for the vehicles manufactured in Mexico.

Those opposed to these tariffs (import taxes) are claiming that Trump is “penalizing” these companies by placing the tariffs upon their goods.

Consider the following Points to Ponder…

1.  What makes a company “American?”  How can General Motors be considered an “American” company if the goods they produce are created and imported from a foreign country?  When Toyota manufacturers vehicles in America, using American workers and American goods, isn’t Toyota more American than General Motors?

2.  If a tariff  (import tax) is a “punishment” against a corporation then wouldn’t income tax be considered a punishment against the people?  Why is income tax considered “fair” and tariffs considered unfair punishments?  Why shouldn’t these corporations be expected to pay their fair share for engaging in the American economy?

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