The View From 1776

Inheritance Tax Redux - Part II

The intent of the inheritance tax is to confiscate the capital from capitalism.  Lenin did it a gun point; his American liberal-socialist co-religionists do it via the inheritance tax.

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  1. As I have been stating for the last 50 years, "The missing element in every human 'solution' is an accurate definition of the creature."

    Why is this important? Because certain definitives in human nature, as endowed by our Creator, are not just a matter of opinion and will not go away - in spite of socialistic applcations of control, indoctrination, and oppression.

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    In introducing studies in American history to my 5th Grade classes, I usually would begin by asking the question, "If I were to give you boys and girls each a pet, would you know how to take care of it?" What pet? "Okay, one third of the class would receive a puppy dog, one third a canary, and one third a gold fish." Yes, puppy in the back yard dog house, canary in a cage, and gold fish in a bowl of water. "Why?" Because, we agreed, do not put the canary in water, gold fish in a dog house, nor puppy in a cage. Why not?

    We agreed: Because it would be against the nature of the creature.

    Why, then, is it difficult for adults around the world to understand the definitive nature of humans that seemingly dictates appropriate natural surroundings; their relationships, institutions, and priorities, for successful fulfilling lives.

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    Each individual human being possesses a unique, highly
    developed, and sensitive perception of diversity. Thus
    aware, man is endowed with a natural capability for enact-
    ing internal mental and external physical selectivity.
    Quantitative and qualitative choice-making thus lends
    itself as the superior basis of an active intelligence.

    Human is earth's Choicemaker. His title describes
    his definitive and typifying characteristic. Recall
    that his other features are but vehicles of experi-
    ence intent on the development of perceptive
    awareness and the following acts of decision and
    choice. Note that the products of man cannot define
    him for they are the fruit of the discerning choice-
    making process and include the cognition of self,
    the utility of experience, the development of value-
    measuring systems and language, and the accultur-
    ation of civilization.

    The arts and the sciences of man, as with his habits,
    customs, and traditions, are the creative harvest of
    his perceptive and selective powers. Creativity, the
    creative process, is a choice-making process. His
    articles, constructs, and commodities, however
    marvelous to behold, deserve neither awe nor idol-
    atry, for man, not his contrivance, is earth's own
    highest expression of the creative process.

    Human is earth's Choicemaker. The sublime and
    significant act of choosing is, itself, the Archimedean
    fulcrum upon which man levers and redirects the
    forces of cause and effect to an elected level of qual-
    ity and diversity. Further, it orients him toward a
    natural environmental opportunity, freedom, and
    bestows earth's title, The Choicemaker, on his
    singular and plural brow.

    Deterministic systems, ideological symbols of abdication
    by man from his natural role as earth's Choicemaker,
    inevitably degenerate into collectivism; the negation of
    singularity, they become a conglomerate plural-based
    system of measuring human value. Blunting an awareness
    of diversity, blurring alternatives, and limiting the
    selective creative process, they are self-relegated to
    a passive and circular regression.

    Tampering with man's selective nature endangers his
    survival for it would render him impotent and obsolete
    by denying the tools of diversity, individuality,
    perception, criteria, selectivity, and progress.
    Coercive attempts produce revulsion, for such acts
    are contrary to an indeterminate nature and nature's
    indeterminate off-spring, man the Choicemaker.

    Human is earth's Choicemaker. Psalm 25:12 He is by
    nature and nature's God a creature of Choice - and of
    Criteria. Psalm 119:30,173 His unique and definitive
    characteristic is, and of Right ought to be, the natural
    foundation of his environments, institutions, and re-
    spectful relations to his fellow-man. Thus, he is orien-
    ted to a Freedom whose roots are in the Order of the

    "I should think that if there is one thing that man has
    learned about himself it is that he is a creature of
    choice." Richard M. Weaver

    - from The HUMAN PARADIGM
    Posted by Choicemaker  on  06/21  at  08:48 PM
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