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Spot-on, Mark6815! The power to tax is the power to destroy...
A drill-down of the 16th Amendment: http://losthorizons.com/Documents/The16th.htm
It also takes an ignorant person to believe we live in a free country in which we are free to pursue our happiness. We are NOT free if we "have to pay taxes" on our labor. We are NOT free if the government can take an ownership of a percentage of our labor through taxation... we're a bunch of serfs wrapped in a red, white, and blue illusion of freedom.
The Federal Income Tax is an excise tax, period. It is NOT an "unapportioned direct tax"... direct taxes are still subject to apportionment and a direct tax IS a flat tax. We are not taxed on our "income"; rather, we are taxed on our labor and the "income" is used to determine the amount to be taxed. If the 16th Amendment does what the IRS and its shills in the govt say it does, when then from the point of ratification in 1913 until the Victory Tax (Revenue Act of 1942) did barely 4% of the population pay income taxes? Because the Federal Income Tax isn't called such a tax because of where it goes (Federal Govt); it's a tax on federal income. And much like it was then, the vast majority of us do not earn federal income. losthorizons.com
I beg to differ, Harold15.... they DO know the truth and the real facts - that's precisely what makes them liars. A lie isn't simply an untruth; it's an untruth WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT THE TRUTH IS. To answer the question, "if the White House want to prevent more rapes, why is it spreading false narratives that college campuses are hot beds of sexual violence, something that the data above shows is patently false?", it's simple: they're simply pandering to a segment of their base: the youth. In order to pander and gin up support for the cause so they can stay in power, they need to manipulate the information to fit their agenda because the facts simply decimate that agenda.
Wow... no touch temperature screening. For symbolic purposes, I thought for certain the DHS would be taking these temperatures rectally.
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Parallel Reconstruction

JohnnieBo77 Wrote: Oct 09, 2014 1:25 PM
The judge leaves out a key provision as to why the NSA and the DOJ seek to skirt the constitutional requirement of a search: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." The warrant (or "oath or affirmation") must PARTICULARLY DESCRIBE the place to be searched, the person being search and/or seized, as well as the things being searched and/or seized, and then depending on whether or not the cause for a search is justified, the judge signs off on it. Not having this requirement, the government just blankedly searches anything anyone they want.
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Cheap Politicians

JohnnieBo77 Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 12:50 PM
Spot on, Western Thought!
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Cheap Politicians

JohnnieBo77 Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 12:46 PM
We already pay our government workers too much. They should be paid LESS because they are not supposed to work in government for the pay; it is supposed to be about service to your community, your state, or the country as a whole. And it's supposed to be temporary. Today, from the municipalities on up, you have people who choose to work for the government so they can work less, get paid more, with full benefits, retire early, collect pensions, etc. We have mercenaries from the most basic desk clerk all the way to the presidency. Private schools outperform public schools because private school teachers are there because their passion is to teach; they're not there for the paycheck as much as they are there for the children - and that's obvious when you compare their salary and the students' results to a public teacher's salary and our public school students' results. Need another example? Look at the US military. Where is the bureaucracy? At the highest levels where compensation is at its highest. Where is the military most efficient and where do we get the most out of our military? At the NCO and grunt level. Why? Because that's where the majority are who's service to country is of top priority; not the pay - and we know how low their pay is. Start paying EVERY government worker even LESS, stop making government work a career, and the result would be what the Founders intended... only those who WANT to serve will serve since the compensation isn't of their priority. And from those who WANT to serve, you will most certainly get the most for your tax dollar.
Exactly right, Legal Texan. The gun itself isn't what determines legal/illegal status. It's the use and possession that determines such. When a criminal obtains a firearm illegally, the firearm isn't illegal - the act of obtaining it is.
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