Do you realize that, because of property taxes, you can NEVER own your property?
If you think you can, try not paying those taxes when you’ve finished paying off your house.
Think of it this way: you own your television, right? Would you accept paying taxes on it, that must be paid FOREVER, such that, if you didn’t, the government would come to your house and confiscate it? Would you, in this case, agree that you don’t really own your television, but are allowed to keep it by the government? What if we added all your possessions? Clothes taxes, jewelry taxes, furniture taxes, and dish taxes? Would you be able to OWN any of those things if, for any reason, you fail to pay the taxes that will never end the government comes to collect them?
Property taxes as a form of tax revenue is evil. It defies the very concept of the natural right to OWN property.
Sales taxes can be used for the same purposes. It’s a one time thing, it’s CLEAR who pays what (it’s listed right on the receipt!), it’s perfect because those who spend more will automatically pay more…but at the same RATE.
One thing that is so sick about property taxes is that not everyone sees them. It’s like they’re hidden away, and not everyone is shown the evil. So, we all go along, thinking everything is fine, when people’s homes are being held hostage by the government, if we don’t pay them the ransom amount every year, which they can raise at whim.
To put this another way: when Jefferson was president of the U.S., the Barbary Pirates exacted tribute from America to keep from attacking shipping vessels. We went to WAR over this…and now, we just sit here, paying tribute to the government.