Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Wheels Grind Exceeding Fine

The US Federal Government imposes an income tax on its citizens, November 4, 1913, ninety-nine years ago today.

What can I say?

Is this any way to observe the Lord's Day?

Well, certain Pharisees and Herodians, trying to trick him, asked Jesus, "Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar?"
And Jesus answering said unto them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."  And they marveled at him.   (Mark 11)


Shelly said...

I don't mind paying taxes at all IF they are efficiently used for the common good.

Vee said...

Who knew back then where this might lead? Or maybe they did know.

vanilla said...

Shelly, thinking people understand the need for taxes, and most think like you-- don't waste or spend foolishly.

Vee, who knows now where it might lead?

Secondary Roads said...

First Jesus had them bring a coin and He asked whose image was on the coin. They replied, "Caesar's." Then he delivered the render unto lines. He didn't ask (but might have), "Whose image is upon you?"

Genesis 1:27

Pearl said...

I don't mind paying my share, and paying for what is right and useful... You can see where this is going, right? :-)


vanilla said...

Pearl, I do indeed; and agree completely.

Chuck, I suspect I did truncate the story overmuch. Interesting observation: Whose image is stamped upon you?

Immediately brought to mind the hymn
"O, To Be Like Thee" with its line "Stamp thine own image deep on my heart."

Sharkbytes said...

I've got nothing to say... taxes are a killer. I'm sure I get benefits, but I don't see many of them.

vanilla said...

Sharkey, I do understand the need for taxation. What I don't understand is government waste and involvement in things not rightly its province. But that's just me.