People don't realize that your private property is the foundation of your freedoms. The founders knew that if the government was enabled to confiscate your private property, then that would place tremendous power into the hands of the Federal government.
The founders were very concerned about limiting the government's power and reach.
Now that is out the window! TeamObama is working hard to take more and more of your property vis-a-vis tax rates. Here's a nice synopsis as to why taxes are the linchpin of Communism, and the way out for Capitalism.
Capitalists of the World, Unite!