This is a great essay by Paul Arman III questioning the constitutionality of the Real Estate Tax and the tyranny our government employs to evict home-owners without compensations:
Every year in the United States (U.S.), people are forced into homelessness because of their inability to pay real estate tax. Every year hundreds of parcels of land are auctioned off for back taxes at the St. Louis County courthouse. Age is no barrier to this onslaught; even the elderly are susceptible to this victimization. As if sheep led to slaughter, people pay real estate taxes without question. What options are available to those who cannot afford to pay the tax? Is it constitutionally legal? Who does not have to pay? Is it the land owners’ responsibility to educate the public through real estate taxes? How is it legal then, for the government to extort ransom from its citizens by holding their homes as ransom to pay real estate taxes? What does the land of the free mean? What happens to those whose homes are confiscated by the government, and sold for unpaid real estate taxes?
If this isn’t fodder for Tea Party activism, I don’t know what is!