Bible laws are the basis of Canada’s legal system outside Quebec, and for the United State’s legal system outside Louisiana. The Bible’s eighth commandment says, “You shall not steal”. This is why Canadian individual income tax must be on Canada’s “public money” and not on your private property. This also means income tax is not private property theft. “Apu’s Theory”, our research on Canadian income tax, arrives at this conclusion. In summary, the Bible corroborates Apu’s Theory on https://CanadaIncomeTaxIsLegal.is.
It is Easter Sunday; an appropriate time to discuss how income taxes fit with laws of the Bible. Many Canadians (and Americans) tell us income tax feels like private property theft by their Governments. Legally speaking, they are not.
Almost everyone knows the ten commandments. They are in the Bible in Exodus 20. In addition, the Americans display all ten commandments inside the U.S. Supreme Court building.
The eighth commandment, at Exodus 20:8 says, “You shall not steal” (NKJV). In addition, Canada’s Interpretation Act, s.11, says,
11 The expression “shall” is to be construed as imperative…
Bible laws are the basis of Canada’s legal system outside Quebec. That is why oaths of office and court swearing-ins are sworn on it1. This is also why the eighth commandment is codified by section 322(1) of Canada’s Criminal Code, titled “Theft”.
Susan Hamill teaches tax law at the University of Alabama2. You can click here to view her research papers published on SSRN.com. She also once worked for the Chief Counsel’s Office of the Internal Revenue Service. Hamill is a member of the United Methodist Church.
In 2002 Hamill wrote a paper, “An Argument for Tax Reform Based on Judeo-Christian Ethics”. In 2005 she wrote another paper, “An Evaluation of Federal Tax Policy Based on Judeo-Christian Ethics”. Both argue tax codes should be restructured. Basically, she recommends a top income tax bracket of 50% in the name of Jesus. (We wrote an article of what is a “fair share” of income tax). However, she fails to reconcile income tax with either your right to own private property, or your right to liberty.
Theologian Gary North wrote a response, “Taxation, Tyranny, and Theocracy: A Biblical Response to Susan Hamill”. He totally rips apart her position. North points out Hamill fails to quote ANY scripture on taxation from the Bible that backs her up. The reason is simple: the Bible doesn’t have any. This means Hamill’s press coverage is fake news.
Hamill is a Christian law professor who says income tax does not violate Bible laws. This is why the US media gave her massive coverage:
… her scholarship declaring the tax policies of Alabama and other states immoral earned a front-page story in the Wall Street Journal, feature stories in the New York Times and the London Times, and extensive nationwide press coverage, including interviews on ABC and NBC national news programs and National Public Radio.
Canada’s individual income tax does not violate either the Bible or the Criminal Code. This is because our research, “Apu’s theory”, concludes individual income tax is on Canada’s “public money” and not on your private property. That fits with income tax being payable to the Receiver General. The law says, “all public money shall be deposited to the credit of the Receiver General“. That also fits with the Criminal Code on private property theft. Finally, that fits with the Bible saying at Matthew 22:21 (NIV):
“So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.”
Bible laws are the basis of Canada’s legal system outside Quebec, and for the United State’s legal system outside Louisiana. The eighth commandment says, “You shall not steal”. This is why Canada’s individual income tax must be a tax on Canada’s “public money” and not on your private property. Apu’s Theory arrives at the same conclusion. (Research on the United States is underway).
In addition, consenting or declining to be in the legal position to receive income as “public money” is a right of liberty under s.7 of the Charter. That is why the Government has deliberately obfuscated Canada’s tax laws. They hope you cannot figure out how they really work.