“The proposal would require banks to report to the IRS every deposit and withdrawal from an account, including transactions from Venmo, PayPal, crypto exchanges and the like in an effort to fight tax evasion. The IRS would know how much money is in an individual’s bank account in a given year, whether the individual earned income on that account and exactly how much was going in an and out. One key prong of President Biden’s plan to bankroll Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget plan is to monitor every inflow and outflow of an individual’s bank account. “
Perhaps they should install cameras in every bedroom and bathroom to make sure no one is doing anything illegal in there too? No curtains.
Microphones in every room and on you continuously so that they can monitor our speech for “hate speech”.
Of course the socialists and communists love this too.
So much for the 4th Amendment.
The authoritarian fascists want: No medical autonomy. No privacy. No freedom of speech. No border control. No fiscal responsibility.
It appears that Toyota is now on the side of the fascist and authoritarians (socialist, communist etc). Injecting themselves into the politics of not donating to Republicans who voted against the election certification.
I don’t recall them doing that in 2016 when the Democrats voted against more state certifications than republicans did in 2020.
Freedom is the fundamental requirement of man’s mind. Ayn Rand
“Since knowledge, thinking, and rational action are properties of the individual, since the choice to exercise his rational faculty or not depends on the individual, man’s survival requires that those who think be free of the interference of those who don’t. Since men are neither omniscient nor infallible, they must be free to agree or disagree, to cooperate or to pursue their own independent course, each according to his own rational judgment. Freedom is the fundamental requirement of man’s mind.
“A rational mind does not work under compulsion; it does not subordinate its grasp of reality to anyone’s orders, directives, or controls; it does not sacrifice its knowledge, its view of the truth, to anyone’s opinions, threats, wishes, plans, or ‘welfare.’ Such a mind may be hampered by others, it may be silenced, proscribed, imprisoned, or destroyed; it cannot be forced; a gun is not an argument. (An example and symbol of this attitude is Galileo.)
“It is from the work and the inviolate integrity of such minds — from the intransigent innovators — that all of mankind’s knowledge and achievements have come. (See The Fountainhead.) It is to such minds that mankind owes its survival. (See Atlas Shrugged.)” — Ayn Rand, “What Is Capitalism?,”Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
The democrats and tech giants took 1984 as an implementation manual, not a cautionary tale:
crimethink – To even consider any thought not in line with the principles of Ingsoc. Doubting any of the principles of Ingsoc. All crimes begin with a thought. So, if you control thought, you can control crime.
Newspeak – The official language of Oceania. Newspeak is “politically correct” speech taken to its maximum extent. Newspeak is based on standard English, but all words describing “unorthodox” political ideas have been removed. In addition, there was an attempt to remove the overall number of words in general, to limit the range of ideas that could be expressed.
ownlife – Individualism and eccentricity. A desire to do something for your own benefit. (i.e. hobbies, ownership of property, love, or any other thoughtcrime)
“I think a study of the map would be advisable for all of us because the Hitler method has always been aimed at a little move here and a little move there” – Franklin D. Roosevelt to reporters,
It is somewhat funny to hear FDR say that, because it is the same philosophy he was using with regard to accumulating power. A little more here and a little more there and pretty soon you go from a country with a Constitution that has enumerated the powers of the government to one where you have enumerated liberties.
So I think a study of the Constitution and historical documents would be advisable for all of us because the collectivist authoritarian method has always been aimed at a little move here and a little move there and pretty soon you are no longer in a free country, but a dictatorship, surveillance state.
The totalitarian left, whether socialists, communists, or fascists pretending to be anti-fascist, is coming closer to power in the United States today. If Joe Biden wins in November and the democrat party takes the Senate and keeps the House, a laundry list of items will be immediately on the agenda:
Eliminating the filibuster. Sen. Schumer has already stated eliminating it is on the table. This will turn the Senate into the House without any need for consensus. and provide the opportunity for all kinds of mischief, including the following.
Giving citizenship to around 20 million people who have entered the country illegally, after blocking all President Trump’s attempts to fix the issue over his first term.
Packing the Supreme Court by adding additional seats.
New Hampshire Democrats prefer Socialist to Clinton – and Clinton to Trump in the 2016 election. So much for “LIVE FREE OR DIE.” Perhaps New Hampshire needs to change their motto to “Free stuff or die”.
One other question about the so-called “New Hampshire Advantage” in trust law. If you are considering setting up a trust in New Hampshire advantage, make sure you have a flee clause in there because if the state goes left, “free money” from trusts domiciled in NH will no doubt be a big target.
Attorneys and clients who want to use NH for their trust, make sure you are prepared.
However, it should be noted that the same philosophy that is behind Warren’s quest for a wealth tax, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s quest for a 70% top marginal rate is the same ‘You work and toil and earn bread, and I’ll eat it’ philosophy that Lincoln fought in the old Democrat South. Likewise, the same promise of ‘free’ stuff was at the base of Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Mussolini, and Hitler’s promises when they came to power. (Obviously not the concentration camps.)
What is disgusting is that when Reagan said “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.”, the US was #1 in freedom around the world, last year the US was #17th! (Or 18th depending on which you follow). A very sad state of affairs. The Founders would be disgusted. (See e.g. Cato https://www.cato.org/blog/new-human-freedom-index-decline-global-freedom or Heritage: https://www.heritage.org/international-economies/commentary/2018-index-economic-freedom. )