"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
First, your political position, you admit, is not based on what you think is best for all the nation or its people, but only for your own selfish interests. Basically, you want government to collect the most possible taxes where you perceive the burden will least fall on you, and you do not care what or whose rights are violated to do so. I guess I can understand that, but I certainly do not agree with it.
Second, you have a deep bigotry against religion, and utter contempt for the concept of religious freedom. You'd gladly see religions fall under government control and suppression, both because you perceive this in being in your own selfish interest, and also because you do not like religion and you want to see it harmed.
Yours is truly a position that is driven by malice, bigotry, and liberal-style greed. You wear the “Very Conservative” lean dishonestly. Yours is not a conservative position at all.
Fortunately, we have, in the First Amendment, an explicit protection of religious freedom. As long as the First Amendment stands, your wishes against religious freedom will never be fulfilled. You'll need to get the Constitution amended to supersede the First Amendment, before any of your wishes can legitimately be put into place. Good luck with that.
The five great lies of the
We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
As for freedom of religion, we are all free to worship whatever god we wish. But when religion is nothing other than big business hidden under the guise of a charity, then I say tax it just like every other business. Moreover, big business tries to have a positive impact on the economy and is taxed for it, while organized religion is just a sham selling a false hope, does very little to bolster the economy, yet they don't get taxed on their income.
It's time to clean house and organized religion for profit has to go.
I don't think any non-profit should be taxed - but I wouldn't mind if churches were treated like any other non-profit organization.
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