Just as many Americans are ignoring Biblical morality, our government is acting in flagrant disobedience to the Word of God.
“Thus saith the Lord GOD; If the prince give a gift unto any of his sons, the inheritance thereof shall be his sons'; it shall be their possession by inheritance” (Ezekiel 46:16). God declares that what a son inherits from his father belongs to that boy and that boy alone.
"Moreover the prince shall not take of the people's inheritance by oppression, to thrust them out of their possession; but he shall give his sons inheritance out of his own possession: that my people be not scattered every man from his possession” (Ezekiel 46:18).
The Federal Estate Tax takes up to 55% of an estate, while the children only get 45%. When the children try to leave this to the grandchildren, they only get 27% of the original amount. This will cost many their farm, for they will be forced to sell it to pay the taxes. But now it is getting worse. 22 States have imposed a state inheritance tax of up to 16%, with only a million or less exemption. This means in some states a child only receives 29% of the inheritance and the State and Federal governments get 71%.
The inheritance tax has resulted in people losing the property and having to move away. This is the exact reason God forbid an inheritance tax: “. . . He shall give his sons inheritance out of his own possession: that my people be not scattered every man from his possession” (Ezekiel 46:18).