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Who would

Jesus Tax?

[23] And when they were come to Capharnaum, they that received the taxes, came to Peter and said to him: Doth not your master pay the tax?

[24] He said: Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying: "What is thy opinion, Simon? The kings of the earth, of whom do they receive tribute or custom? of their own children, or of strangers?"

[25] And he said: "Of strangers". Jesus said to him: "Then the children are free".

[26] But that we may not scandalize them, go to the sea, and cast in a hook: and that fish which shall first come up, take: and when thou hast opened its mouth, thou shalt find a stater: take that, and give it to them for me and thee.
--Matthew 17:23-26

Jesus paid the tax, so he is in favor of taxing, right?
That is what we are told. "Tax from the rich so that the poor can eat" -- everyone knows that is in the Gospel of Jesus.

Oh, I got that wrong?  Jesus told us personally to give directly to the poor, not through tax collectors who are roughly equated to sinners?

Now the tax collectors and sinners drew near unto him to hear him.
-- Luke 15:1

Would it be that taxes on subject citizens are already based upon sin, and if sinful, then they cannot equate to Christian charity in any respect.

Federal tax used to be Biblical

Under the Constitution, the Federal government could only tax foreign subjects under its Duties and Imposts authority. Only imports from foreigners or exports to foreigners could be taxed.

This made sense as the federal government was to be our interface to the world.

Trade between the States could be taxed as our States were conceived as foreign states, united in a federation.

In no sense could the federal government, under penalty of fines and imprisonment  demand every American citizen to file federal income taxes. Demand that they pay a tax into the federal treasury.  Demand that some pay more for their national defense that others. Demand that their children and grandchildren help pay a stupendous national debt they had corruptly and foolishly created.

All that would come in 1913 with the trifecta of evil
1) The Federal Income Tax directly taxing citizens,
2) The Federal Reserve debasing the money supply and
3) the States being cut out of the Federal Senate with direct election of Senators.

No longer is our Federal government Biblical.

No longer are the subjects free -- no longer are the citizens free.

No longer is America a Christian nation.

Taxes today:
The top 40 percent of households by before-tax income actually paid 106.2 percent of the nation’s net income taxes in 2010. At the same time, households in the bottom 40 percent paid in an average of -9.1%  (that is, they took in an average of $18,950 in what the CBO called “government transfers” in 2010.)

Has this war on poverty actually reduced the poor and suffering, or more rightfully,  has it just increased the numbers of poor?  Governmental charity feeds their bodies I suppose, but it certainly does not feed their soul.

Did Christ pay taxes?
Oh, as for Christ paying taxes?   Never did it!

Jesus of Bethlehem counterfeited the royal coin inside the mouth of a fish and paid his taxes with counterfeit coin. Bravo for him!


Who would Jesus Tax?

Again, Who would Jesus Tax?

Taxes paid in 2010

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