Imagine for a moment that the members of your neighborhood held an election.  As a result of that election, your spouse was forced to cook tongue (beef), purple sweet potato and romanesco for tonight’s meal.  Neither of you care for romanesco, but that is what the neighborhood voted for.  Bear in mind, that none of the other members of your neighborhood are coming to dinner, it is not normally your spouse’s night to cook, and this is not a reciprocal vote.  You will not be invited to, or be allowed to vote on the meals in any other home on another night.

I know what you are thinking:  “What right do they have to vote on what we are having for our evening meal and who is preparing it?”  That is of course an excellent question.  These people have no “skin in the game” so to speak.  If you are bemused, welcome to the club.  Why should these other people vote on your evening meal at all?

With that in mind, why should people who do not pay federal income taxes vote for the people who will decide how tax revenue is spent?

When this grand Republic was founded only landowners were allowed to vote.  This was because of the vision of our Founding Fathers.  They realized the principal that I have set forth in the paragraphs above.

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”  – Alexis de Tocqueville (in “Democracy in America”)

This is exactly what is happening today.  The public is being bribed with the public’s money.  Except that, only some of the public (taxpayers) are funding the largesse of the Congress.  We must stop this lunacy now!

I am not an attorney, but my reading of United States Code Title 42 Chapter 20 Section 1973i(c) suggests that voting by individuals who have been bribed is illegal.  In my opinion, any individual that who receives payments from the federal government that he or she is not entitled to is being bribed.  And, the only payments anyone is entitled to are those from the Social Security and Medicare trust funds.  All other payments from the federal government are bribes!

No person should be allowed to vote in national elections that has not paid his or her share of federal expenditures over the previous two years.  Thus, in the 2014 elections, only those who have paid their prorated share of federal expenditures during 2012 and 2013 should be allowed to vote.

If changes are not made to our national voting process now, this country is doomed.  We (the United States) will continue to spend more each successive year.  As the spending continues, inflation will also increase, eventually generating hyperinflation.  At that point there will be no country capable or disposed to bail us out.

The handwriting is on the wall.  Can you see it?  Or, have you been induced into this corruption also?


William “Doc” Halliday is a native of Holyoke, Massachusetts.  He lives in the Shreveport, Louisiana area, and can be contacted at:  [email protected]