Aug. 19 marked "Cost of Government Day" as measured by Americans for Tax Reform. ATR defines it as "the day on which the average American has earned enough gross income to pay off his or her share of the spending and regulatory burdens imposed by government at the federal, state, and local levels." It took 231 days this year to pay for the cost of government -- an extra month more than in 2008 before Obama took office. According to ATR, "In other words, in 2010 the cost of government consumes 63.41 percent of national income."
You have to wonder: how much will be too much? These “burdens” imposed by governments are, by their very nature, the removal of freedom. This means we are approaching an average slavery level of two-thirds. Two-thirds of of freedom gone, and one third left to go. Then we will be full-fledged slaves.
So why doesn’t the 13th Amendment apply here?