The fairest tax system is one in which everyone pays. So, rich, poor, or somewhere in between, if you breathe our air, drink our water, and sleep under the blanket of security provided by our military, you should pay taxes.
But, "We the People" will never be truly free until we abolish the complex, corrupt, confiscatory and unfair progressive income tax system that has robbed us of our wealth and liberty since the early 1900s.
The solution I propose is to simply return to the indirect and direct taxing methods written into the Constitution by the Founding Fathers. These two methods, which funded the Federal government for the first 125 years of America's existence, have never been repealed and are available for our use today.
This proposal will be implemented in two phases. Phase 1: by Presidential proclamation and Phase 2: through legislation.
In the Art of War, Sun Tzu wrote: "To win without fighting is best."
And, the most effective way to win without fighting is to disarm your opponent. Therefore, the most effective way for "We the People" to disarm and rein in our out-of-control Federal government is to defund it by participating in the greatest act of civil disobedience in modern American history - a tax revolt.
As a U.S. Senator, I will present the Proclamation of Freedom to the President. This powerful, 2-page document protects you from harm when you participate in the "21st Century American Revolution", a peaceful revolution in which all American citizens and businesses will stop filing tax returns and paying Federal Income Taxes.
How will the President protect you from harm? By using the power of the Presidential pardon, granted exclusively in Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, which states: "The President....shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment."
The pardon is an exclusive Presidential power with the following characteristics:
1) it cannot be reviewed, blocked, or overturned;
2) a conviction is not required;
3) a pardon may be granted to a large group of people; and,
4) a pardon may be granted preemptively.
Immediately after the President signs it, the Proclamation of Freedom will begin protecting you from any harm that may be inflicted by the IRS, the Department of Justice, or the Courts that keep 325 million Americans living in fear today.
As a U.S. Senator from Texas, I will then introduce the 6-page Economic Freedom Act, a powerful piece of legislation that, when passed by Congress and signed into law by the President, will repeal the income tax, capital gains tax, estate tax, gift tax and other laws, and restore to ALL American citizens a level of liberty and prosperity not experienced in this country for more than 100 years.
But, how will Congress be persuaded to pass the Economic Freedom Act?
By signing the Proclamation of Freedom, approximately $3 TRILLION will stop flowing into the U.S. treasury, which puts the President in a very strong position to negotiate its passage. And, he is going to need our help.
Every moment Congress delays will mean a flood of phone calls, letters, emails and visits to their offices by angry Americans demanding they pass the bill. And, we'll take the names of those Representatives and Senators who resist and vote them out of office in the next election.
No other candidate has a vision, or plan, this powerful.