How much of your life the U.S. has been at war

As you look at this harrowing image, keep in mind that in 1913, two very important changes occurred in America.

First, was the adoption of the income tax. From 1913 onward, all of a person’s earnings **belong to the government first.**  The government then decides how much they permit everyone to keep.  

Second, the Federal Reserve was created in 1913. If the government wants wars and welfare, it now had a monopolistic central bank that could create money out-of-thin-air to pay for them.

Governments *always* want wars and welfare. We’re now witnessing the extremes of both.

3 thoughts on “How much of your life the U.S. has been at war

  1. Close to half… but war is relative. I would also count all the CIA/Mossad instigated overthrows of governments as war… BY DECEPTION (where have I heard that before?), so that would definitely increase that 43.1%.

  2. almost 1/2 my life , but seams most all of my life we’ve been at war with our own government and its policies to somehow disarm us
    I remember as a kid my dad telling me ..”never tell anyone we own guns ”
    even back in the 70’s he knew it was a war against our rights to own, and how most of the public viewed gun owners

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