Petition II (at Change.Org)

Link to the petition: http://chng.it/XqHq2mXRZV

Text of the Change.Org petition:

The public deserves economic (ecological) justice. Most of us are struggling financially and our natural resources are being pointlessly destroyed due to the tax system, which systemically encourages land price speculation (sprawl and downtown vacancy) and keeps everyone drained of our profits. Reversing that will release us from rent desperation and allow us to demand higher wages and enable us to make more conscientious purchasing decisions. 

The relationship between nature and society hinges on how government treats access to private land ownership. Will we have equal opportunity or allow land to be profitably hoarded? We should tax people only for the value of the land they are personally monopolizing and stop taxing people for making each other happy (tax resource, not production). When we correct our relationship with nature, society will evolve.

Petition:

Dear President, Donald J. Trump,

Please, advocate for a national land value tax to replace personal income tax.

Taxing income is anti-human. Taxing land value ownership is fair and efficient.

America’s founders believed in land value tax as evidenced by America’s original Constitution, the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, which based our entire revenue system on land value taxation.

Many great minds and respected thinkers within the field of political economy have expressed the fact that land value tax is superior to all others and should replace them, but, for obvious reasons, this information is not popularized by professional academicians (because of who pays them).

Adam Smith: “Ground rents are a species of revenue which the owner, in many cases, enjoys without any care or attention of his own. Ground rents are, therefore, perhaps a species of revenue which can best bear to have a peculiar tax imposed upon them.”

Karl Marx: “Monopoly of land is the basis of monopoly in capital”.

Tom Paine: “Men did not make the earth…. It is the value of the improvement only, and not the earth itself, that is individual property…. Every proprietor owes to the community a ground rent for the land which he holds.”

Milton Friedman: “The least bad tax is … on the unimproved value of land, …”

Joseph E. Stiglitz: “Rent is the secret tax the wealthy charge the poor”.

William F. Buckley, Jr.: “Henry George said that the rent of all land ought to be public. … I am sympathetic with that particular analysis.”

Leo Tolstoy: “Solving the land question means the solving of all social questions”.

John Locke: “Whenever, in any country, the proprietor ceases to be the improver, political economy has nothing to say in defence of landed property. When the “sacredness” of property is talked of, it should be remembered that any such sacredness does not belong in the same degree to landed property.”

Jean-Jacques Rousseau: “The fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to no one.”

Pliny, the elder (principal historian of the Roman Empire): “Latifundia (unlimited land speculation) ruined Rome”.

And the “l ‘aissez faire” economists were, in fact, petitioning the monarchy for the same thing as I am petitioning you now, “l ‘impot unique” (the single tax, to abolish all taxes except on land value ownership).

Their wise words were not heeded, with disastrous effect. Please, consider using your powerful influence to voice your approval for this evolutionary idea so that humanity can move forward instead of declining again as so many civilizations before which failed to allow the citizenry natural justice (freedom to labor and equal access to land).

Thank you very much for your consideration of this crucial issue.

Sincerely,

Adam Jon Monroe, Jr.

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Please, sign to show your support the single tax on land!
Link to the Change.org petition: http://chng.it/XqHq2mXRZV

Also, sign the OTHER petition at MoveOn.Org: https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/national-land-value-tax?source=c.em&r_by=4957548

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UTOPIA IS EASY!

Nature is extremely generous. We should all be rich! The only reason we are not is that some OWN nature and the rest of us have to PAY to live here!

Obviously, this land speculation situation is also ravaging our / Earth’s ecosystem at an increasingly dangerous rate. Luckily, all this waste is completely unnecessary.

The correct relationship between nature and society (equality and freedom) is actually the entire purpose of government. With that in place, nature’s benevolence toward humanity and tendency toward beauty, creativity, harmony and generosity will flow freely throughout society just as it does in nature.

Throughout history as we know it, nature has been owned by a few. This makes everyone else slaves. That is why government has always been a failure, reverting to monarchy, a problem we can solve very easily by simply shifting taxation from labor to land ownership. (Tax resource, not productivity!)

Occasionally, someone or some group of people realizes this easy solution to land ownership centralization and makes it popular. But something always happens to delay the reform and people forget about it since the few who benefit from the unfair situation can keep it so easily (simply by delay).

The solution is easiest to describe as “the single tax on land”. Feel free to google that and see for yourself. What you’ll find is this: the physiocrats (in the 1700s) and Henry George (in the late 1800s) were the most effective advocates so far, spawning many other reforms, but not the primary one.

Nowadays, there are many people using the general concept to promote various aspects of the reform, but as you will notice, the basic idea, though simple, is the real solution. Everything else is just a distraction (to keep the value of land flowing into the hands of the modern monarchy and to keep us weak in order to maintain the current power structure and so we can be used however they like).

But, the debate has been over from the beginning: it is basic logic to tax for the use of resource rather than to tax according to the amount of wealth produced. Delay is the only thing the enemy of justice (and humanity’s future) requires to win.

Land value taxation is the fairest and most efficient form of government ever devised, even though it is also the simplest and oldest (besides monarchy). Now, you know what to vote for. Ask your politicians which of them are on our side!

It is important to remember that other reforms only result in higher land values, higher rents and home prices, more transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich… ONLY LAND TAX lowers the price of land and FREES SOCIETY so we can have the time and energy to change all the other things we need to fix! Every other reform effort, intentionally or not, is usually a distraction, a delay, a misappropriation, a step in the WRONG direction (however good it may SEEM temporarily).

The correct relationship between nature and society is the solution to all social problems. Nature doesn’t waste, so harmony between nature and society (equality to nature and freedom among society) will allow proper perspectives to prevail.

People will value things (and each other) they way we SHOULD after our government (tax system) does..

Imagine if society worked together as harmoniously, creatively, beautifully and productively as does nature and natural systems like trees and forests, like the ocean, the solar system, the human body or an inspiring piece of music.

Civilization as we know it is clearly lacking compared to nature. Some place the blame on individuals less intelligent or more selfish than they, but look at nature. The source of society’s ills is the deceptive, confused economic system. Even those who protect it do so out of fear. Only a few are actually so corrupt or unsympathetic as to intentionally want to maintain our economic system how it is and the way it is going.

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