It's difficult to rule over people when they have guns.
The Second Amendment is the most important part of the US political architecture. It's more important than the First Amendment -- for how can you protect your free speech when you and your countrymen are disarmed?
The average US voter should not give these vile vultures an inch.
The US had a temporary income tax system during the Civil War. Greedy politicians got used to the revenue stream. They tried for over four decades to implement a permanent income tax system. Of course, it was sold as a tax on exclusively evil wealthy people -- those in the top 1%. The people fell for it and the political class happily amended the Constitution in 1913.
The top marginal tax rate was 7%. It applied to incomes of over $500,000 in 1913 dollars. That's right. The ultra mega super rich were taxed at a maximum rate of 7%.
Just three decades later: any income over $200,000 was taxed at a mind boggling top marginal tax rate of 94%.
This is what happens when you give them an inch.