St. Francis’ Prayer for.. (6)
Pay your taxes, too, for these same reasons. For government workers need to be paid. They are serving God in what they do. Give to everyone what you owe them: Pay your taxes and government fees to those who collect them, and give respect and honor to those who are in authority.”
As we can infer from Pope Francis’ call for a public fast, he implicitly challenges ‘the law’ (unto itself), which underlies the call by Oscar Obama, President of the
Indeed, today ‘the law’ has come, so to speak, full circle by proving its illegitimacy. Today (their) illegitimacy is profoundly felt by the former elites, the men and women of government who call the turn of events as a return to ‘anarchy ’. Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader (see the preceding link), beside ‘anarchy’ also speaks of ‘filibusters’. I would like to see in these ‘filibusters’ the beginnings of a return to ‘language’ and—over the long term--a turning away from ‘the law’.
Note, that “…Pay your taxes… to those who collect them” is a reference to tax collectors, which in the ‘Roman’ days (the 1st Rome was in Byzantium, not Italy) were the Jews of the Empire of Khazaria , who lived a hop skip and a jump across the Black Sea to the northeast of the Empire of Byzantium. Even an elementary knowledge of history informs one that ‘bankers’ are never popular with ordinary citizens, who, when all is said and done, had it much better when they lived in the wood as reindeer herders, milked reindeer cows, and did not have to slaughter their animals (slaughter of domesticated animals is an abomination to those who raise them by non-factory methods) to pay taxes in pelts.
The issue of animal slaughter is also likely behind the Muslim prohibition against eating pork, because wild pigs were once a commonly herded animal.