Property Taxes – Kent McManigal
From Kent McManigal:
By the time I was around 10 years old I had already developed a sense that I wanted a cabin in the mountains where I would hunt and gather my own food, make my own buckskin clothes, and just be left alone to live as I wanted (much to the eternal distress of my conventional parents).
I had it all figured out … until my parents informed me that if I didn’t pay “property tax” on the land the government would take it away from me.
Even at that age, I knew that this was ridiculous and wrong
. If you own
something, you OWN it. You don’t have to pay a yearly ransom to keep it!I think “property tax” is fundamentally more evil
than other “taxes
“. ALL “taxes” are theft-by-government
at gunpoint and not justifiable, but “property tax” raises the bar for evil. And those stolen dollars are used to fund the despicable government indoctrination system
Consider this: If you do not want to pay “sales tax” you could theoretically barter and trade for all the goods that you couldn’t produce for yourself.
Hate the “income tax”? Do what I did and reduce your income to zero (or barely above that).
But how to have a HOME and not have “property tax”? Some people claim you can avoid “property taxes” by renting. I think they are wrong. You could rent, but even then the landlord has to include the cost of the “property tax” into the rent, or he loses money- and will probably ultimately lose the house and you’ll still be out of a home. To really avoid “property taxes” you could be a squatter, or you could be a “permanent tourist”. These strategies work for some people but have their own risks and problems.
Unfortunately the desire to have a homestead is one of the strongest urges for humans. We are very territorial creatures. Governments exploit this basic human desire because they are allowed to.
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