Cartoon from here.
Cartoon from here.
Taxes cannot be avoided. Every time we buy something, we pay a portion of the purchase price in taxes. Attend a park, and there is an entrance fee. If you own a house, you will pay a property tax. Even before you get your paycheck, your government has already taken its cut.
By what right does government tax us? Until government clearly abuses this right, we rarely give government’s right to tax us much thought. Yet it is becoming more and more likely that we can expect government to abuse its right to tax us. In the last election, most voted for a president and a political party that favors more taxes and an expansion of government power. Whenever government expands its powers, its increases in powers must inevitably come at the expense of individual rights.
The most sacred right is the right to life. History shows that it is all too common for government to threaten this right. In the past, governments killed in warfare and in the brutal suppression of enemies of the sovereign. In the 20th Century, totalitarian regimes systematically murdered millions in concentration camps. Yet worst is perhaps being done and contemplated even as you read.
Using the absurd pretension that abortion is medicinal and that euthanasia is the kindness that ends all pain, various groups would have government pay for these “services” on the behalf of taxpayers. In fact, government already pays for abortion “services”. That includes the Commonwealth of Virginia. Does that fact offend you? Then read on.
As we prepare for another General Assembly session, we know the opposition we will face — and we know that the most well funded and organized opposition will be that of Planned Parenthood.
This national political behemoth had an income in Fiscal Year 2006 of more than $1 billion. Incredibly, nearly one-third of that income comes from the taxpayers of America. In its last annual report Planned Parenthood reported over $330 million in government — taxpayer — grants.
What is this money being used for?
While Planned Parenthood would like us to believe that its all for health care, nothing could be further from the truth.
Planned Parenthood is the largest private provider of abortion in the United States, performing more than one quarter of all abortions. As the national abortion rate has gradually declined in recent years, Planned Parenthood’s abortion number continues to grow by double digits. Nearly $100 million of their income is from abortion. But by counting other services that are done along with an abortion, such as a pregnancy test and contraception, as separate services, Planned Parenthood is able to downplay the fact that abortion is its number one medical service, and their number one goal.
When is taxation robbery? Government robs us when it does not use our money to protect the rights of the People. How can babies threaten the rights of anyone? Does the People need to be protected from those who are sick and ill? Then why does our government need to pay for the extermination of the unborn and the very ill?