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GENERAL STRIKE: Tax Revolt, 26 Demands

This president and his comrades long ago forfeited the right to govern because they have frequently violated the trust of the American people, and the law.  If polling data is accurate, the clear majority of people have no confidence in this regime, knowing the longer it remains in power, the more damage will be done, some of it irreparable.

People talk endlessly about impeachment.  So long as the Senate is Democrat-controlled and the media is in Obama’s pocket, it is not going to happen, and besides, time is running out.  Others suggest charges of treason, but there is no political courage in Washington to file charges then prosecute.

Consequently, we can either hope for the best in the next two election cycles, during which time the world economy may collapse and Jihad might pound us into a deeper hole, or we can take direct action.

It is time for The People to show this government that we are in charge, that in America government acts according to our consent, not against our will.  May I suggest We The People call a General Strike, one involving the following measures, and demands:

1. Tax revolt: refuse to pay income taxes until such time as the following steps are taken to correct course, A-Z

a. Repeal ObamaCare

b. Secure the border

c. Enforce current immigration laws to the fullest: reform the system without granting amnesty

d. Immediately deport all individuals who have a criminal record of any kind

e. Cut federal spending 20% across the board, immediately, then prioritize spending according to national polls which will most likely demand inclusion of healthcare for Veterans.  Top priorities for most Americans today:  jobs, the economy, corrupt politicians, education, government spending, debt, taxes.

f. Flat tax: 20% for the upper income brackets (more than $300,000 gross per year), 15% for the middle class (annual gross income between $70,000 and $300,000), 8% for the lower class ($30,000 to $70,000), no tax for those below $30,000 per year.  Abolish the rest of the income tax code.  Abolish death tax, estate tax, capital gains tax, and set corporate tax rates at 15% federal, 8% state, 2% local.  

g. Provide tax breaks to new businesses, especially if they hire veterans.

h. Return defense spending to what it was in 2007 as a percentage of the overall federal budget

i. Put our missiles back in Poland, reaffirm our total commitment to Israel

j. Affirm our Christian Founding by introducing resolutions to each state legislature, and prohibit any and all harassment of Christians, canceling all efforts to violate conscience with regard to moral issues, particularly relating to same sex marriage, and abortion.  No further prosecutions of Christians for refusing to participate in activities associated with objectionable behaviors.

k. Give the military full authority to come up with a strategy to destroy ISIS, and turn them loose to execute that strategy.  Obviously the War on Terror is too much for some civilian Presidents alone.  The military and intelligence communities should come up with an overall strategy to present to the Congress and the President for approval, installation, and action.

l. Roll back every EPA regulation promulgated by that agency during the last six years

m. Cancel Common Core and dismantle the Dept. of Education, returning education to localities.

n. Push all authority with regard to abortion and same sex marriage down to the state level, insisting the judiciary stop trying to legislate, allowing the will of the people to prevail as expressed in elections on propositions placed on the ballot by the people.  Only states can decide on the matter of public funding of abortion.

o. Term limits in Congress: six terms maximum for Representatives, two terms maximum for Senators.

p. Pass a law that requires an audit of the Federal Reserve System.

q. Pass a law that requires all government officials to abide by any law they pass.

r. Abolish the IRS.  Reform DOJ.  Suspend all pending gun control legislation.

s. Abolish the Energy Department.

t. Reform regulations allowing for radical energy development allowing the market to dictate where and how development occurs rather than arbitrarily giving preference to “green” energy.

u. Abolish affirmative action and all hate crimes legislation.

v. Affirm the original intent of the Constitution: insist the federal government get back in line with the original definitions of federal authority and abide the limitations placed on the central government as defined.  Return to the original method of selection for Senators—Article I, section 3, “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each state, chosen by the legislature thereof for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.”

w. Repair our relationships with our allies; remind enemies that America is back.

x. Reject Sharia as a matter of federal law and prohibit its influence in our legal system.

y. Remove all Jihadists from government jobs and deport all Jihadists.

z. Each state will have the right to enact and enforce voter identification rules and regulations.

2. If the tax revolt does not achieve each of these goals within one year, the following will occur to “encourage” our leaders and representatives to earn our consent:

a. Boycott the public schools

b. Refuse to sign up for, or fund, ObamaCare: refuse to pay any penalties or taxes associated

c. Refuse to show up for jury duty

d. Stop quarterly business tax payments

e. Stop work one day per week

f. Urge garbage collectors in D.C. to stop collecting

g. Various acts of civil disobedience, non-violent of course

If The People act in solidarity, asserting their rights and their will, legally, and non-violently, applying consistent pressure to send the clear message we expect results, then perhaps we’ll finally start the process toward restoration.

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Allan Erickson

Allan Erickson---Christian, husband, father, journalist, businessman, screenwriter, and author of The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence, Tate Publishing, 2012.