Grace Under Fire?

It happened in 1984; perhaps we should have known something was amiss. The report was submitted on January 15, and the results? The money you and I pay in income taxes goes toward paying down the debt to the Federal Reserve while a small percentage is transferred into federal pension plans. In other words, money is siphoned out of our paychecks to enrich bankers and career politicians. That is all. Not one dime is spent on government programs like infrastructure or education. This is surprising, but it should not be when one considers the federal Reserve Act and the income tax laws were passed hand in hand. Or should I say hand in pocket?

The report was filed by the Grace Commission under President Ronald Reagan and the results were only very quietly admitted. One can see why. When a tax payer realizes he or she is paying nothing but debt on fiat currency – paper money with nothing of value behind it aside from your blood, sweat, tears, and years – that tax payer might become disagreeable, to put it mildly. I posit it is high time we become disagreeable.

Why should working Americans pay debt on what amounts to the Emperor’s New Clothes? The money is not real! Sure, it is a high quality paper, but that is all it is. The Federal Reserve prints it. We pay exorbitant debt for the privilege of using it. Why should we as a nation not print our own currency as prescribed in the Constitution? This is madness, plain and simple. We are working day afer day to keep the locks on our own asylum.

One could easily label the Internal Revenue Service as the gatekeepers or even the club-wielding guards. What do they do exactly? The IRS is a “Trust” not an agency. This Trust is based out of Puerto Rico where they essentially launder our money and send it hither, thither, and yon; anywhere but back home where it belongs in the pockets of the tax payers whom those friendly agents refer to as inventory. The following sites are agonizing but helpful in figuring all of this out:

Matters go from bad to worse when one examines the questionable validity of the Sixteenth Amendment. It seems it was never ratified. And yet, here we go, day after day, whistling while we work to pay taxes that should not exist. Our parents and grandparents did the same, even as the money that came home dwindled while the cost of living crept up. Now, more often than not, both parents work while the children, also dwindling in numbers, are raised by strangers. What does the future hold for our little tax payers, our little bundles of inventory? If we continue on this path, their future is bleak indeed.

What made Reagan open such a contentious can of worms? He knew that We the People were being fleeced and, believe it or not, it seems he actually cared. In May of 1983 he declared,

“Our federal tax system is, in short, utterly impossible, utterly unjust, and completely counterproductive. [It] reeks with injustice and is fundamentally un-American…it has earned a rebellion and it’s time we rebelled.”

Reagan was shot on March 30, 1981 and still he criticized the bankers.  Is he a hero or does that throw a giant question mark over his findings? One gets the nagging feeling that the Powers That (Should Not) Be want us to rebel, or maybe they just do not care.  It makes for a tight narrative if he is shot after his declared findings, but before? The fact that all of this information is fairly easy to find does make one pause for thought. Perhaps our government is simply confident in our complacency. Curiouser and curiouser as we go down the rabbit hole.

I am left wondering, does this stretching hydra that is our government, win either way? Either We the People get angry and rebel, thereby martial law descends and we are further ensnared or we continue behaving as sheep grazing mindlessly to the slaughter. The government wins in both scenarios. What if, dear reader, there is a third option? What if we rebelled and we WON?


Rachel Summers
Known as the Dropout Philosopher, Rachel Summers walked away from the Ivory Tower, spent a year in a motorcycle mechanics program, and started research for her first novel, CondAmnation, in a local Harley Davidson shop. Her novels are what some have called a journey into antinomian mysteriosophy, where socially sanctioned morality is turned on its head in order to shake out just a few drops of enlightenment.

Summers holds degrees in History, Comparative Religions, English Literature, and Philosophy but ran afoul of academia when her dissertation proposal was rejected as something that might cause a scandal or, worse yet, cause the check-signing alumni to sign fewer checks. Welcomed to stay and write if she accepted a pre-approved project, she chose to leave and vowed to cause a scandal indeed, whether with pen or sword. She is currently writing her fifth novel as well as articles for the Revolutionary Conservative and Europa Sun Magazine; thus far, the sword remains sheathed. You can buy her books at