Government TAXATION


25 Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon?

Of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute (tax)?

Of their own children, or of strangers?


26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers (foreigners).

Jesus saith unto him, Then the children are free.


Mathew 17:25-26


In these two biblical verses Jesus lays out the divine plan for the production of revenue for the government by taxation.    The taxation of the FOREIGN presence in the land, without resorting to the enslavement (through taxation) of the nation’s own people. 


God created his children FREE, and certainly does not intend for any one man (or group of men) to dominate all the others in His Kingdom, nor does God intend for His children to serve any one man or small group of men and their purposes, rather than serve His.  God wants you to serve HIM, not your government, as you see fit, NOT as the government deems fit, with what he has provided you in order for you to effect by charity what you perceive as a greater understanding of the true nature of our existence. 


The Founding Fathers understood this and thereby barred the federal government from ever taxing the citizens directly, but did grant it the power to tax foreigners and the foreign presence, in America.  And, believe it or not, that is exactly what is actually in the Subtitle A income tax laws that were passed in 1913 under the 16th Amendment, and that is exactly what is still in the law today.  That is made obvious by the power of the “Withholding Agent”,  i.e.: the income tax is an indirect tax that is withheld from foreign non-resident persons, and foreign corporations.  And it is the “Withholding Agent”, and the “Withholding Agent” alone, that is made liable by the statutes for the payment of the income tax that he has collected, acting as a tax collector, by withholding tax from payments made to foreign persons.


Because the Founding Fathers understood that FREE MEANS NOT TAXED! 


FREE To choose what one will support, or NOT support (the essence of religion), and free to choose for himself how to dispose of the fruits of his own labors – YOUR INCOME!



IT ALL IN THE CONSTITUTION, THE LAW, and in the Law in the Commonwealth of VIRGINIA as well:




The Virginia Act For Establishing Religious Freedom




Thomas Jefferson, 1786




This document is a modification of a bill originally written by Jefferson in 1777 which was passed into legislation in Virginia in 1786 by the forceful actions of James Madison. Jefferson was in France at the time, but monitored the progress of the bill closely. Madison was as adamant as Jefferson about religious freedom and was fighting against the establishment of state religion and a proposal by Patrick Henry to to levy taxes to support religious institutions in the state of Virginia.




"Well aware that Almighty God hath created the mind free; that all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burdens, or by civil incapacitations, tend only to beget habits of hypocrisy and meanness, and are a departure from the plan of the Holy Author of our religion, who being Lord both of body and mind, yet chose not to propagate it by coercions on either, as was in his Almighty power to do; that the impious presumption of legislators and rulers, civil as well as ecclesiastical, who, being themselves but fallible and uninspired men, have assumed dominion over the faith of others, setting up their own opinions and modes of thinking as the only true and infallible, and as such endeavoring to impose them on others, hath established and maintained false religions over the greatest part of the world, and through all time; that to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves, is sinful and tyrannical; that even the forcing him to support this or that teacher of his own religious persuasion, is depriving him of the comfortable liberty of giving his contributions to the particular pastor whose morals he would make his pattern, and whose powers he feels most persuasive to righteousness, and is withdrawing from the ministry those temporal rewards, which proceeding from an approbation of their personal conduct, are an additional incitement to earnest and unremitting labors for the instruction of mankind; that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, more than our opinions in physics or geometry; that, therefore, the proscribing any citizen as unworthy the public confidence by laying upon him an incapacity of being called to the offices of trust and emolument, unless he profess or renounce this or that religious opinion, is depriving him injuriously of those privileges and advantages to which in common with his fellow citizens he has a natural right; that it tends also to corrupt the principles of that very religion it is meant to encourage, by bribing, with a monopoly of worldly honors and emoluments, those who will externally profess and conform to it; that though indeed these are criminal who do not withstand such temptation, yet neither are those innocent who lay the bait in their way; that to suffer the civil magistrate to intrude his powers into the field of opinion and to restrain the profession or propagation of principles, on the supposition of their ill tendency, is a dangerous fallacy, which at once destroys all religious liberty, because he being of course judge of that tendency, will make his opinions the rule of judgment, and approve or condemn the sentiments of others only as they shall square with or differ from his own; that it is time enough for the rightful purposes of civil government, for its officers to interfere when principles break out into overt acts against peace and good order; and finally, that truth is great and will prevail if left to herself, that she is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless by human interposition disarmed of her natural weapons, free argument and debate, errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them.


Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly, That no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burdened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion, and that the same shall in nowise diminish, enlarge, or affect their civil capacities.


Add though we well know this Assembly, elected by the people for the ordinary purposes of legislation only, have no powers equal to our own and that therefore to declare this act irrevocable would be of no effect in law, yet we are free to declare, and do declare, that the rights hereby asserted are of the natural rights of mankind, and that if any act shall be hereafter passed to repeal the present or to narrow its operation, such act will be an infringement of natural right."



Read PIERCING THE ILLUSION for more information on God's True Plan for Mankind.