David Barton, a controversial Christian historian, recently used the words of Jesus to explain why there should be no income tax, and explained that Jesus would also be against it. Christian American is based on this theory.
Barton made his comments during a message to the Skyline Church in San Diego, notes Right Wing Watch:
The accumulation of profit. You can get as much as you can keep and hold. That’s a law of nature, which is why the Founding Fathers did not have an income tax because an income tax takes your property away from you. You have exchanged your blood, sweat, tears and time for something else.
See, that’s why we did money back in the old days through tariffs and through other things. Remember when Jesus was talking to Peter and he said, “Peter, who pays taxes, the sons or the foreigners?” Peter said, “The foreigners, of course.”
You see, the sons didn’t pay taxes and that’s the way Jesus laid it out; there’s an obvious answer to a rhetorical question, Peter got it right. That’s the way American taxation used to be was we taxed outsiders coming in through tariffs and other things, but we didn’t tax the people.
We had to amend the constitution, and then add the 16th amendment to get to where we could take your property away from you.
What he suggests is a fairly common religious practice that humans have enacted, based on Jesus’ words for a long time. Islamic nations in the middle east still abide by this. They only tax non-Muslims. Yet here in America taxes are increasing, which is causing the country to stray from its greatness.
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