I can not serve the AntiChrist!
I can not, in all conscience, pay federal income taxes because I can not serve the Antichrist!
Our federal government is spending millions of your hard-earned taxpayer dollars to develop tracking chips (see www.digitalangelcorp.com) and tracking software. First, in the name of homeland security ostensibly to protect our food supply, our government will require these to be embedded into farm animals, increasing the cost for farm produce. (Southern Mercury, February 2007.) Next, these will be used to track you and me! (See www.spychips.com.)
In the first stages (by mid-2008), these chips will only be embedded into our licenses as required by the REAL ID act. (See http://www.epic.org/privacy/id_cards.) Guaranteed, this will continue only as long as it takes for the public to become comfortable with the concept. In the later stages, our government will discover that its citizens are not that much different than animals. It will not be long thereafter before stolen licenses/stolen identities reach such crises proportions that the government is forced to respond with stronger security measures, all in the name of public safety.
This is costing our federal government (and state governments in the form of unfunded mandates) an unimaginable amount of money. And to what end? To guard us from terrorists? If this was a our government's true motive, then our government would be chipping all illegal aliens instead, just prior to deporting them. The cost justification does not add up. We are spending a lot of money to gain only a little temporary safety. (And as Ben Franklin noted two centuries ago, we deserve neither.)
Does our government believe that its own citizens are the terrorists? Regardless of their ostensible intentions, the effect is the same: control! By the time government is done implementing all of its plans, it will have an unprecedented amount of control over its citizens (us) in a way never thought possible in all of human history until now.
And while these measures are being put into place to control us, what measures are being put into place to control government? None! In fact the trend has been in the last 50 years for government to declare itself to be above the law, unaccountable and unreproachable through its own judicial fiat called immunity. This immunity applies to, in varying degrees, to all government officials and employees.
(Thomas Jefferson is credited with these words, "Where the people fear the government you have tyranny; Where the government fears the people you have liberty." What did he understand that we obviously do not today?)
All of these occurrences is entirely to close for comfort to the prophesied "Mark of the Beast" spoken of in Revelation. We are seeing Biblical prophecy unfold before our eyes.
And that is not all. Currently our tax dollars support atrocities like abortion. Millions of hard earned tax payer dollars are funneled into agencies like Planned Parenthood, all in the name of population control.
And this is only the beginning of the evils that our current government aids and abets. There is the welfare system designed to keep people in poverty. There is the Social Security system where only the innocent and sheltered believe that this money is distributed equitably based on formulas, not politics. And there is unemployment compensation, which serves to reward the most slothful among us.
Then there is our criminal justice system that is far more criminal than just. Drug dealers are being set free on technicalities while men, firm in their convictions and innocent of wrongdoing, are sent to prison. (See www.grassfire.com.)
Even where there is a chance to prove our government guilty of wrongdoing, individuals pursuing such justice soon discover that this same government has the will and the resources to fend off any civil suit, all thanks to the "unlimited" resources supplied by the taxpayer. The statement "less is more" is certainly true when applied to government. Our own hard-earned resources are being used against us.
If you feel that it is your God-given duty to pay your taxes, then by all means continue to do so. As for me and my household, we shall serve the Lord. We know that one day we will all be required to stand before the Lord and give account for our actions.