Bohicaville is a joint blog that focuses mainly on how those running the government are using their power to stick it to those of us paying the taxes so that they can get re-elected, as well as for social engineering. Our main interests are taxes, economics, and politics, but any subject is fair game.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
I was born 49 years ago in Pennsylvania. I currently reside in Delaware. First of all, I have absolutely no journalistic credentials whatsoever, nor do I have any fancy degrees from any fancy Ivy League schools. In short, I have no qualifications to be writing about U.S. and World Affairs. But, I do read quite a bit of news from quite a number of sources. I read mainstream sources, liberal sources, conservative sources, libertarian sources, constitutionalist sources, socialist sources, and alternative sources.
Now, about my blog handle, Lobo Loco (Spanish for crazy wolf). I used to be an oveja tranquilo (gentle sheep), but the situation in our world has converted me into a lobo loco. I certainly don’t know this from personal experience, but I’ve read that if a man walks up behind a sheep, and performs an act of bestiality upon that sheep, the sheep will just stand there and take it. Do you think a wolf would just stand there and take it? I don’t think so, and I’m not going to take it, either.
So, since I have no qualifications, why am I participating in this blog as an author and administrator? Because I just can’t take it any more. For years, I’ve been sitting on the sidelines watching the situation in our nation and the world get worse and worse. I’m not going to be on the sidelines anymore. It got worse during the Bush 41 administration. It got worse during the Clinton administration. It got worse during the Bush 43 administration. It’s gotten worse during the Obama administration.
Actually, it’s been getting worse and worse for the past 100 years, beginning in 1913 when President Woodrow Wilson (the 28th president and one of the worst in US history) took office. Two monumental things happened during 1913. The first one really had nothing to do with Wilson, since he didn’t take office on March 4, 1913.
On February 13, 1913, the Sixteenth Amendment to the US constitution was ratified. This amendment states, “The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration”. Income taxes had been used before, but they always went away after a time. This amendment allowed the federal government to collect taxes always, and resulted in the permanent creation of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Show me someone who likes the IRS, and I’ll show you an IRS employee.
The other tiny little thing that happened in 1913 (which Wilson had something to do with) was the passage of the Federal Reserve Act. Wilson signed this into law on December 23, 1913. It created the (private and unconstitutional) Federal Reserve Bank. This took the power of minting money away from the Department of Treasury (where it belongs) and gave that power to a bunch of financial manipulators.
Since then, our money has been gradually devalued, and our liberties have been gradually stripped away. In short, we have been gradually headed towards authoritarianism for the past 100 years! Some argue that we’ve already arrived.
So, where do I fit on the political spectrum? Well, I’ve kind of gotten away from labels, but, if I had to label myself, I would say that I’m a left-leaning libertarian. Pure libertarians are opposed to government intervention and taxation at any level. I’m OK with some taxation at the state and local levels, as long as the service in question is going to directly benefit every person living in said municipality or state. The federal government should stay out of state and local affairs. States should be sovereign entities bound together only by the US constitution. For that matter, municipalities should be sovereign entities bound together only by the respective State constitution and, of course, the US constitution.
To sum up my participation in this blog, let me quote the Howard Beale character from the 1976 film Network. “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”.