One unsolvable problem – before this essay – is how to raise tax money to pay for the American people’s neurotic demands: to have it all and to have it now!
We demand to have neurotic* equal health care for all; high paying employment for all; free higher education; neurotic equal end-of-life care for all (with using all possible, costly modern technologies to extend a person’s life as long as possible); neurotic equal consumption for all; free abortions; and on and on.
One way we could pay for all this is simple: a fornication tax!
Fornication – that is, copulation outside of a committed relationship (marriage) — is considered a sin by most of the major religions, especially Christianity, of which over 80% of Americans believe. Fornication is also considered immoral those in the mainstream of the following religions: Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Budhism. Plus, fornication is a cause of many of the following current economic and social problems:
(1) One million abortions a year. Accepting and paying for this denigration of human life can result in the numbing of one’s conscience, which, in turn, can lead to the denigration of all people, and all forms of life. This may be one of the causes of the blasé attitude we have towards our destruction of our environment and a possible World War III.
(2 ) Tens of sexual transmitted diseases, including the still rampant replication of the AIDs virus.
(3) The millions of children born to single women, many who have multiple fathers in one family. This condemns children to live without a male model who is law-abiding, ethical, responsible, caring, hard working, and intellectually curious. This, lack of male leadership leads to the major cause of poverty, crime, and ignorance. Of course, any point out this truth is condemned by Progressives as racist, sexist, and evil. They say that children need this kind of man in their lives as much as fish need bicycles. And,
(4) A 50% divorce rate. This leads to poverty. One of the proven ways to become financially secure is to get married and stay married. Divorce also leads to fractured family and social relationships, not to mention the continuing decimation of the pattern of romantic love in our society. Divorce is often caused by adultery.
The fornication tax could be easily implemented, if there was the political will. The tax would be, say, $10 for every act of fornication. Each citizen would be required to honestly estimate the number of fornications he engaged in during each month and send a check for $10 each to the Department of Fornication.
Jilted lovers, parents, friends, and women who have been “sexually abused” could rat out the fornicators, and if these tax avoiders were caught and convicted, they would have to pay a 50% surcharge on their tax delinquency.
Some might argue that this would create an inquisition, with everyone spying and ratting on each other. But this is what we have now! So what’s the difference?
Currently we destroy men’s careers for any instance of “sexual abuse” in the last 30 years. We also destroy people careers for taboo thoughts or expression on such topics as race, immigration, or women. So why not rat on our family or friends who commit such an anti-social act as fornication?
If this tax was enacted, we could easily balance the budget, pay for a million abortions a year, pay for national health care, and pay for creating a sustainable economy (climate control and sustainable use of non-renewable resources). This tax may even enable women to have more control over their bodies. It could create a more moral society.
We might even restore the patterns of romantic love that we had in past generations.
* “Neurotic” in this essay is defined as “unrealistic and dysfunctional.” For example, it is economically impossible for everyone to have equal incomes when there is a disparity between inborn talent, family characteristics, work ethics, and free will decisions. In a similar way, it is economically impossible grant 350 million Americans the same health care that Barach Obama has, with his wealth and his government retirement benefits.