Precedent For Jizya Tax? Obama Imposes “Fee” On All Christmas Trees By Decree

Is this act designed to condition the American People for the Jizya tax, or just taxation by decree on anything Obama mandates?

In another blatant and UN-Constitutional imperial act by the Obama regime, the Agriculture Department has imposed an immediate 15¢ “fee” on every fresh Christmas tree cut in the country, effective immediately.

According to the Supreme Law of our land, the Constitution; all revenue and taxes MUST originate in the House of Representatives.  The Obama Dictatorship counters the accusation by insisting that their “fee” is not a tax, rather they insist it is to pay for a new federal ‘Christmas tree commission’ – that will supposedly market and promote Christmas trees. David Addington at Heritage.org reports:

“is not a tax nor does it yield revenue for the Federal government” (76 CFR 69102).  The Federal government mandates that the Christmas tree sellers pay the 15-cents per tree, whether they want to or not.  The Federal government directs that the revenue generated by the 15-cent fee goes to a Board appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out a Christmas tree program established by the Secretary of Agriculture”.

Of course the Obama regime did this before with ObamaCare when arguing before the courts that the Healthcare mandate “is not a tax“, setting the precedent that now exists for the Executive Branch to impose taxes and fees by mere decree. The convoluted excuse they offer for mandating this fee, is that the Executive has the power to levy this ‘fee’ citing the Commodity Promotion, Research and Information Act of 1996 – meaning they assert that they have the power to levy ‘fees’ if it is for the promotion of something.

The stated purpose of this Board is to run a “program of promotion, research, evaluation, and information designed to strengthen the Christmas tree industry’s position in the marketplace; maintain and expend existing markets for Christmas trees; and to carry out programs, plans, and projects designed to provide maximum benefits to the Christmas tree industry” (7 CFR 1214.46(n)).  And the program of “information” is to include efforts to “enhance the image of Christmas trees and the Christmas tree industry in the United States” (7 CFR 1214.10).

Now think about that – and let this sink into your mind.  This Obama regime, who have been wholly hostile to Christianity while celebrating Islamic holy days at the White House – suddenly feels that they can ‘promote, expand existing markets for Christmas trees’????

Really??

They’re going to promote it, by TAXING it??  Adding cost to those who buy the product?

That’s not promotion in ANY possible manner, just the opposite, that is targeted PUNISHMENT – it is how you KILL an industry.

Clever.  “We’re from the government and we’re going to help you grow your business – so we want a 15 cent cut, of every tree you sell.”

I think the Mob is more generous in their percentages of graft and extortion.

The whole notion of ‘expanding’ Christmas trees’ in the manner they suggest is absurd.

The way to EXPAND the Christmas tree market would be to EXPAND CHRISTIANITY.  But in Obama’s America – Christianity and any mention of God from the bible is being EXPUNGED and cast out of the public square.  So methinks this stated purpose of this Christmas tree ‘board’ is more than dubious.

Why TARGET Christmas trees?  Why target a specific Christian industry?  Will bibles and Christian bookstores be next for a Federal ‘board’ to “promote”?

My gut instinct on reading about this “fee by decree”, is that this is conditioning.  Conditioning of the American people to accept a tax on something the government targets for action, not to mention conditioning us to accept taxation by decree.  Given Obama’s promotion of all things Islamic and his aiding and abetting militant Jihadist Islamists in Arabia, Egypt and Turkey – I would not doubt this act is merely a conditioning tool to get us to accept other “fees” on our Christian exercises.  In Islamic dictatorships, this is called imposing the Jizya Tax – or taxing those you subjugate for their ability to practice their religion.  Wanna have a Christmas display?  Pay the Jizya tax and welcome to your new Dhimmitude.

The EPA, AG Department, DHS, and other Federal Alphabets now completely operate outside the constraints of law, to declamatory taxation and regulation to create their own laws as they see fit.  We at one time would have recognized this as a dictatorial tyranny.

Now we shrug our shoulders and eat whatever these imposed masters force us to.

Dhimmitude is just a small step away – and before anyone insists that could never happen here – I cite as evidence to back up my warning, how much liberty this nation and Christians in this nations have ALREADY willingly surrendered.  See about putting up a Nativity scene next to your now more expensive Christmas tree at the public square and find out what willing Dhimmies you already are to Secularists.

Why should submitting to Islamists be any different?

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6 responses to “Precedent For Jizya Tax? Obama Imposes “Fee” On All Christmas Trees By Decree

  1. Michael Downing

    Alot of the Christmas Tree farms in the mountains of NC are now going the way of the tabacco farms they replaced. What on earth could a federal board possibly do to help promote the rainsing and sale of Christmas trees? Probably first thing would be to help with a catching new name for them like Holiday trees…

    When will enough be enough…

  2. invar

    When will enough be enough…

    History says when we’re all on trains for camps.

    That is when we collectively will decide that this is too much and enough.

    Of course – by then, it’s too late. Same as when they arrive at your front door.

  3. Michael Downing

    More likely my friend the people in general will not be concerned when others are on that train for the camps and it will not be until they come to their own front door that enough will enough and you are right then it is way too late. The words of Pastor Martin Niemöller will ring true again. “Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.”
    However at time it appears that I can sense some deep rumblings in the distance and hear soft whisperings on the wind that seem to tell me that there are some though their number might be few who very close to finally saying enough is enough. The issue as always will be the right timing to stand for it matters not too soon or too late as in both cases you are lost. In the end they may be few to make a difference but when they feel the time is right then they will stand because they have no other choice but to follow their convictions and do what they believe is right. When and if that time does come I hope that it is not in vain. Win or lose I hope the first stand is enough to stir the love for Liberty that should be in each and every one of us.

  4. invar

    If we would follow the righteous course set by our Founders, of which we cannot stand accused in the Courts of the Almighty as having willfully engaged in rebellion for rebellion’s sake, would be refusal to comply with decrees and orders, taxes and laws that infringe on those rights that came from God.

    It is when tyrants come to enforce such decrees and acts, that we have the blessing of Heaven to resist with all force, even if it means our lives.

    We can die free men, or serfs and slaves, the choice is still ours.

    But at some point – even that choice will be taken away from us.

  5. Michael Downing

    Not all the Founders believed in what I would call the righteous course which is evident by the debate and discourse at the time. Being more Jeffersonian in my beliefs I agree with most of what you state. I do disagree however with your final statement:
    “We can die free men, or serfs and slaves, the choice is still ours.
    But at some point – even that choice will be taken away from us.”

    I do not believe that they can ever take that choice from us but there will come a time when that choice can be made too late to make any difference for our children and grandchildren and we will see that our descendents will live in total servitude. I believe that the time is near and we need to make clear where we stand.

  6. Da obamafurer just gave us the finger…again.

    All hail the won!

    This omnipotent tyrant uses the Constitution to wipe his arse every day.

    Have you had enough of this instrument of despotism yet?
    Have you had enough of this usurper in Our White House yet?
    Have YOU had enough of this river of tyranny yet?
    These are legitimate questions worthy of every American.
    It all begins with the ground under Your feet. That is Your Liberty below your feet. When it has been stolen from you, what are you going to do then?
    If the tyranny that was once Our government continues to be imposed upon you it will not be long, perhaps a year or so, before it is too late to stop the madness and darkness descending upon our great Republic.

    It will not be obama’s fault, nor his ilk, nor the beast formally known as the federal government.
    No it will be our fault. Every man jack and woman kind.
    We turned away from our duty, from our birth right.
    We will have abrogated our supreme sovereign power.
    It is we the people where the true legal power of the rule of law is invested.

    The hour is growing late. No one wishes for these times that have befallen us. No one who believes in the Sovereign and its Liberty.
    It is wise and fruitful to make the best of the time remaining to us.
    At this time it takes little, costs almost nothing, to stand up to the tyranny breathing down our necks.
    Later, no matter how you slice it, once imposed, tyranny will cost you and I everything.
    Choose wisely.

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