As we ponder on the aftermath of the
airplane crash into the targeted IRS building we all are curious for answers for the reason why this happened, why Joseph Stack chose murder and suicide to equal the score in his own mind. But are there other reasons for his actions? If there are there would be no reason to justify murder and suicide. But we all want to know why he did what he did. Truthfully, it would be irresponsible on our part to not seek the truth of what the triggering mechanism in his mind really was that set him off on an irreversible path of destruction. Former FBI Profiler Joe Navarro suggested that Stack was “a wound collector” “but those wounds may not have been evident” He further stated that “unfortunately, what goes on in the mind often stays there” I am not so sure I agree with this entirely. It seems to me that Joseph Stack stated in his suicide letter very clearly that he had been voicing his rage in a very consistent manner but was not heard. Austin, Texas
Quote: “During 1987, I spent close to $5000 of my ‘pocket change’, and at least 1000 hours of my time writing, printing, and mailing to any senator, congressman, governor, or slug that might listen; none did, and they universally treated me as if I was wasting their time. I spent countless hours on the
freeways driving to meetings and any and all of the disorganized professional groups who were attempting to mount a campaign against this atrocity. This, only to discover that our efforts were being easily derailed by a few moles from the brokers who were just beginning to enjoy the windfall from the new declaration of their “freedom”. Oh, and don’t forget, for all of the time I was spending on this, I was loosing income that I couldn’t bill clients.” L.A.
It is very evident to me that Joseph Slack took every opportunity to express his rage about the unfairness of the tax laws and the unjustness of our government, along with the moral outrage of insurance, medical and pharmaceutical companies, and even religion. It seems that his conclusion was simple, that the government encroached ever deeper into his life and freedom to the point that he believed he was no longer free and those he sought help from, who are suppose to represent him were in fact doing nothing of the sort. I agree with his sentiments on this as well. We are not represented by our lawmakers equal to the burden of taxation that is heaped upon us by them. Joseph Stack made mention that he was a follower of the rules. Did what was required of him throughout his adult life and yet could not succeed because of the limitations of his freedom. I will also agree that exorbitant taxation makes you less free and more slave to the government. The government is never satisfied with the amount of money it chooses to remove from the working man and continues to find ways to separate us from our earnings.45% of the countries citizens do not contribute in taxes nor earn anything. Yet the politicians seek to increase their so called entitlements and represent them in congress merely to be rewarded by counting on their vote. Our last presidential election brought us a man of promises to the taxpayer that he was the candidate for “Hope and Change” and “Tax Cuts for the middle class” and many more empty promises of relief to the working people of this country. The voting citizens overwhelmingly elected the man with many promises because they so desperately sought a President that could lead this country in a direction of change for the betterment of all. What we find over one year latter was that not only was this man a liar and full of empty an insincere promises, but one who wishes to impose unimaginable debt upon this nation during a huge economic crises at the same time that he unveils his health care plans and other programs that will increase taxes that will burden the taxpayers who already have seen a tax of over 200 percent since 1970 while the medium household income is currently at $51,000. Our Democratic Congress and Senate has fallen to the shoes of this President to kiss his feet as the citizens overwhelmingly reject his proposals over and over yet they ignore the people and move forward to represent him instead of those that elected them. I would suggest that there are many more people like Joseph Stack who see no hope for their own future. Hopefully, these multitudes of hopeless people will choose the power invested in them by our constitution to revolt in a nonviolent way by going to the voting booth and systematically voting for real hope and change by choosing to rid our government of those politicians such as the current Democrats in office and also the Republicans who vote for spending and tax increases like the Democrats. The hopeless need to remember they still possess the power to change if only they will act on it responsibly and not resorting to become a murderer. Those in office currently should beware that their time is limited because there are still many of us who have hope for this country and will learn from past misjudgments made in selecting representatives.