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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Quote Of The Month

Commenting on this post and related comments, Billy Beck writes:

When I was thirteen years old, Robert LeFevre told my father: "In your efforts to reduce government, aim for zero. If you ever get there and don't like what you find, it will be the easiest thing in the world to pick up the nearest telephone and have another one installed the very next day.[WRSA emphasis added]"

This was not a seminal or turning-point thing to me, but it amply illustrates what I understand and how long I've understood it.

Kansas Scout: you need a social security number?


There. You can have that one, which this government assigned to me. You can use it if you want to, because I don't. They do.

I'm sure it's over ten years since the first time that I published it online. That's how *fired* this government is, to me.

I fired 'em, long before that.

More on Robert Lefevre here, here and here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah! Amen.

I fired the bastards too. I want nothing from government other than to be left alone.

Sadly, I have had zero success in finding others who are willing to draw that hard line as well.

People look at me like I have 2 heads when I tell them I have not filed or paid Federal Income Tax in 16 years now. Of course, it is no way to get rich but who gets rich working for the man unless he sells his soul and becomes a politician.

My only wish is that more Americans would stand up and tell Uncle Sugar to piss-off.


January 22, 2011 at 3:06 AM  
Blogger pdxr13 said...

Found during 5-second search of web:

It's a little-known fact that the Income Tax Reform Act of 1986 -- signed into law by the vaunted Ronald Reagan -- made it impossible, for the first time in American history, to find ordinary work without an identification number issued by the federal government. Prior to 1987, I worked all the time for people who never bothered with an SSN ("social security number") or TIN ("taxpayer identification number"), but it became impossible, after that.

I rolled over and starting giving people the SSN that had been assigned to me when I was foolish enough to apply for one at the age of sixteen years, in 1974. It made no practical difference to me: people I worked for still wrote me as a 1099 (independent contractor), and paid me every penny agreed for any given piece of work. I was to be responsible for all tax liabilities, which responsibility I once dispatched by telling an IRS agent in a personal interview that he was never going to see me give up a single dime.

The number in question is 430-21-4093. I just want eveyone to know that I'm a good citizen -- to this rotten degree, anyway -- in full compliance with the state's demand that I be numbered.

That's 430-21-4093. My name is William Joseph Beck III, and I was born on November 27, 1956, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Anyone is free to use that number, too, because I don't.

In the tug-of-war with the state, it's sometimes better to let go of the rope and watch them fall on their asses.

Let them sort out who's who.

Posted by Billy Beck at April 2, 2004 11:35 PM

January 22, 2011 at 6:20 PM  
Anonymous Witchwood said...

While I applaud Mr. Beck's rationale and am myself in total opposition to the SSN and its ubiquitous use, that was a foolish gesture. This blog and other ones like it are undoubtedly read by leftist trolls (or government agents) who would love nothing more than to make life miserable for any one of us. I know a couple of people who didn't know they'd had their identities stolen until they began receiving phone calls from a collections agency asking for payment on a $20k credit card bill.

I want Billy Beck to spend his time writing about liberty and how to get it back rather than haggling in court over money he didn't spend.

January 23, 2011 at 1:36 AM  
Anonymous Billy Beck said...

The first time I ever published that SSN, it was in *Usenet* where "lefty trolls" were ass-deep and mean as snakes.

Credit-card fraud doesn't scare me. Let 'em try it.

January 23, 2011 at 3:56 PM  

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