What St. Augustine Had To Say About What We Now Call Government
Voices of truth regarding how governments present their financial picture to the public and especially when justifying the taxation that it imposes on people.
Date: 4/30/2011 3:14:05 AM ( 10 y ) ... viewed 2016 times
"A gang is a group of men under the command of a leader, bound by a compact of association, in which the plunder is divided according to an agreed convention. If this villainy wins so many recruits from the ranks of the demoralized that it acquires territory, establishes a base, captures cities and subdues peoples, it then openly arrogates to itself the title of kingdom, which is conferred on it in the eyes of the world, not by the renunciation of aggression, but by the attainment of impunity"
St. Augustine -
The City of God
"The 1997 Census of Government says it best...
'There were 87,504 governmental units in the United States as of June 1997. In addition to the Federal Government and the 50 state governments, there were 87,453 units of local government. Of these, 39,044 are general purpose local governments - 3,043 county governments and 36,001 subcounty general purpose governments, including 13,726 school district governments and 34,683 special district governments.' What wealth is held in your local CAFR's?"
What Belongs to Caesar? -
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