Like a snake with many heads, some topics continue to be de-fanged, only to have another version appear. Some folks simply refuse to believe that our president was born as a citizen in a U.S. state. No amount of facts or reasonable investigation will ever be proof enough to those who refuse to believe. The overwhelming majority of Americans accepted his authenticity long ago by simply accepting that the FBI, the CIA, all of Congress and the Republican Party had no challenge when his candidacy was proposed nor for a very long time after he was elected. The myth continues to have appeal only to a frightened few that see conspiracies looming everywhere. If you have ever attempted to calm a terrified child who believed a monster was under the bed, you understand the issue.
Along the same lines is the ever-popular allegation that the U.S. is fast becoming a socialist state and sliding down a slippery slope to Marxism. If so, then blame the U.S. Congress, not the president who has, by constitutional restraint, only limited powers. Our Constitution protects us from kings, dictators and other tyrants as long as the Congress and the Supreme Court do their job.
Marxism only came to power after an armed revolution as a revolt from czarist rule.
Oh, and taxes are at least as old as Mary and Joseph whose trip to Jerusalem is well documented. Greek citizens pay no taxes, and that doesn’t seem to work too well for Greece. As far as socialism goes, we have been more of a socialist country than a capitalistic one ever since FDR in the 1930s. No one complained then. Our monetary system is made up of many different influences just like our language. The IRS only becomes a collection agency when legitimate taxes are not paid and is not even in the same galaxy as the Gestapo. Any one who can show otherwise from personal experience should step up with documentation at once. The comparison is odious. It is true that the USA tax code is a total mess and should be changed. As the Tea Party and Republicans have shown, however, don’t count on Congress to work toward a solution anytime soon.