Silverwolf Apologises to the Hindu-American Community

Silverwolf feels driven, in this blog, to apologise deeply to the Hindu Community in America for the behavior of his fellow Americans, who force that Community to pay taxes both towards the local school system, which serves meat, and the Federal system, which permits people to buy meat on the Food Stamp Program. Hindu’s are also forced to pay state income taxes, which support prisons that serve meat, as well as the U.S. military, which, surprisingly, also serves meat. Silverwolf is outraged that Hindu-Americans (or American Hindus — there are some converts) are forced to pay taxes in order to support activities and purchases which they find deeply offensive and immoral. It is moral heresy to force these Individuals to have to pay taxes towards all these institutions and programs, including the costs of Federal meat inspections, because of their deep moral repugnance towards them, and they should be given an immediate exemption from  having to pay such taxes which purchase meat products, as should all Vegan and Vegetarian Americans. And, should Silverwolf’s idea for a tax exemption come to fruition, he believes Americans would find there were many more Vegetarians in America than was heretofore estimated.

Notwithstanding his disagreement with certain aspects of Hinduism, and his general discomfiture with organized religions, Silverwolf  must state his admiration for the rich philosophic process in Hinduism which led to the insight that Vegetarianism was the true dietary way of Mankind. Not all great religions have found their way to this insight, though Silverwolf believes Genesis 1:29 gives a Vegan basis to all of the major Middle Eastern Religions, and Buddhism has many Vegetarian adherents also. But Hinduism is the only major Religion to champion Vegetarianism, and in that its adherents should be very glad.

Also, those in the anti-abortion movement, who object strenuously to their taxes being used to federally fund abortions, should cast a thought to the Hindus and Vegans in America, who are forced into the same moral dilemma: either risk a huge brouhaha with the government which would probably end you in prison, or quietly comply with a tax which violates your deepest religious convictions. It is a dilemma that should not be forced on the innocent, law-abiding, citizen, but it is forced on him by Government, the Leviathan State, and in that is a great moral tragedy. How many family men are willing to pursue the path of Gandhi, and go to jail on a principle, when it would mean destitution for their wife and children? Not many. And in this injustice, it is the Vegetarian and Hindu-American communities that bear the brunt.

All Silverwolf can say to the Hindu-American Community regarding his fellow American meateaters, who force them to pay these taxes, is this, “Forgive them, for they know not what they do.”

Well, maybe.

Hoooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf

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4 Responses to “Silverwolf Apologises to the Hindu-American Community”

  1. trahantheman Says:

    A little off topic, but voluntary taxes might be an interesting predicament for the government. Open up the state to competition… we probably are going to have to anyway considering my home state of new hampshire doesn’t have enough money to keep holding courts… we’re going to need private arbitration soon, might as well go all the way.

  2. lobobreed Says:

    trahantheman — I’m not exactly sure how what you mean by the first two sentences. Where would the competition come from? And do you mean volutary taxes as an alternative, or in addition to, our current income taxes?

    In my series of blogs, “The Ron Paul Presidency” which has three parts, I mention a volutary income tax (of 3%) which was being paid by so many Americans (and which was rapidly helping to shrink and eliminate the national debt), because they were so grateful that the income tax had been eliminated under President Paul and Treasury Secretary James Grant.

    One libertarian presidential candidate put forth the idea of having a fee to guaranteed enforcement of contracts by the State, which could be avoided if both parties agreed. Two strangers contracting would probably pay the fee to have access to the courts, sherriff and prisons; two trusted friends would write a contract and shake hands, avoiding the fee.

    However, eliminating victimless crime cases from courts, as well as all matters involving marriage, which is a religious institution, and should not be within the sphere of government — both of these would lower the burdens on the courts, and the costs of running them immensely. Additionally, I think the return of religious courts to settle matters between members of the same religiious community could also lower the costs. Christian, Jewish, and Islamic courts could easily handle many many cases that currently come before the civil courts, when it involves two believing members of those communities. And each religion could further subdivide into their endless schismatic slots, which organized religions seem so fond of.

    But instead of thinking about how to raise more revenue for government, we should be thinking about how to eliminate its costly unconstitutional aspects. That is where the money goes, and mostly in the salaries benefits and retirement packages of the mediocre-crats serving in government.

    But alternative courts would save us all a lot of acorns and firewood. — Silverwolf

  3. trahantheman Says:

    I like your ideas. Especially the point about it being more important to cut costs and unconstitutional aspects as oppose to simply increasing the revenue to pay for them.

    My fleeting thoughts on the taxes are simply that because taxes are mandatory, there is never an incentive for the government to improve it’s service. We can never choose to stop paying for the government and force them to reform their ways. We can vote new people into power, but that is having an alarminly insignificant effect. The true vote rests with our dollar.

    Perhaps if the government drew up a comprehensive budget showing what percentage of taxes went to which service then allowed us to select which services we would pay our taxes on and turn to private business for the others it might spark a little innovation.

    I’m sure most people would concede and pay taxes for the maintenance of roads and national defense (though maybe it would effect our military empire) but it would give people a chance to freely experience competition.

    For instance public schools, which are performing horribly despite enormous funding, cannot be challenged by private schools in any meaningful way because we ALWAYS have to pay for them via taxes. Whether or not you send your child to that school they always get your money. Where is the incentive to do better?

    And speaking of alternative courts, in my home state nh, they’ve run out of money to pay for courts so they’re suspending some cases! talk about a failure.

    I think if we examined where our laws have gone and where they’re headed now we would see a large movement away from the protection of natural rights to petty attempts to take away those rights in favor of one group over the other. This is extrememly dangerous as not only are we paying for many pointless crimes via courts, but otherwise good people are being penalized simply to transfer rights, or wealth to those in power.

    I have admittedly not put much thought into all this, just brief ideas i had that stemmed from reading the article.

    I will be checking out your Ron Paul presidency series, sounds very interesting.

  4. lobobreed Says:

    trahantheman — First off, I’d say that taxes were not mandatory, just coercive. One does have the Thoreauian choice of going to jail. And if everyone went to jail … voila… Gandhi. And the Government would either collapse or back down. That’s one reason I oppose the death penalty too, because government can’t then merely kill off the political opposition like Hitler; they must jail them, and pay for all the associated costs and problems, and when the numbers run into the hundreds of thousands, sanitation and culinary costs start to bite.

    But this is nitpicking; you’re right, de facto taxes are mandatory if one wants a normal life in America. And if you pay the protectionist money extorted by the collective, you’re left alone. So most pay. I do.

    No, the only incentive will be when society develops individuals who are not corrupt, and who serve the government solely because they want to help. The pay would be minor to them. And if the government didn’t waste the people’s money, it would be much more highly respected, and government workers would be honored instead of vilified. At the lowest levels of government, a lot of them have to work hard too.

    Ron Paul proposed a transitional phase, on the road to a complete elimination of the income tax, where people could direct their income tax to a non-profit charity that was carrying out social programs which duplicated government social programs. Staffed by usually highly-motivated individuals, and freed from a lot of the picayune regulations which a government bureaucracy has to negotiate around, these self-help programs of certain religious groups have a much better track record at getting people off welfare and into some productive activity than government programs. And the decreased workload for government agencies would of course decrease their costs and need for taxes. So, as a transitional idea, it is very interesting. Those groups would be flooded with money. And imagine how much charities would receive if the income tax were eliminated, given the historical generosity of the American public. Religious (or secular — Atheists and Agnostics would have their own self-help groups) charities would be so awash in funds, that they could probably maintain low-cost public charity hospitals, where a simple signed disclaimer by the patient could eliminate the need for malpractice insurance and a billion unnecessary and costly tests. A visit to the doctor for non-emergent problems would once again become affordable, while the working class and above could easily afford catastrophic hospitalization insurance coverage to cover big emergencies. Otherwise they’d tend to pay cash because a doctors visit would be reasonably priced.

    As far as the courts being a failure because they ran out of money. I’d say, if you were up on a cannabis charge, or you were an old timer who was busted for playing blackjack for nickels with your old buddies at the municipal park, then you’d be very happy that the court system failed and broke down. Or any innocent person who was going up on a bum rap. But government is more interested in revenue than justice, and protecting their own private little sinecure within government. Keep a low profile, and count the days until your pension, that’s the ticket for success in government.

    I like the calm, objective tone of your very truthful posts. How do you manage to stay so non-vituperative? — Silverwolf

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