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The administrations sycophants keep chanting we can't just repeal the law now that it is in force. This nation made the mistake of acquiescing to the demands of another group of hand-wringing single issue hysterics when Prohibition was enacted. That error was rectified by the complete repeal of the law enacting "The Great Experiment". I see no reason why a similar remedy wouldn't work in this case.
There is an institution that has survived for over 3000 years with a "tax code" that can be summarized in a single sentence. I am referring to the Temple of Judaism and the outgrowth from that organization all of the Christian Churches. These organizations are run on the principle of the Tithe. 10% of whatever comes to your hand is normally considered the standard for tithing. If these organizations can survive and even thrive on this level of support how is it that our civil government is unable to function on a similar percentage? We currently have taxation of private citizens running at three to five times what the most enduring organizations in the world work on and they [the government] still demand even more. Don't forget, the profits of businesses are taxed even more as the same earnings, the profits that keep the wheels of economy turning, are taxed multiple times. The corporation pays taxes on the earnings [after having paid taxes all along the chain of production], taxes are again collected when that income is distributed to shareholders, and the distribution of those earnings tend to push those receiving them into higher "tax brackets" so they pay ever higher taxes on every dollar they earn.
Leftists hate the entire Bill of Rights and fully comprehend that the Second Amendment is the lynch-pin that holds all of the other Rights together and guarantees that they are rights and not privliges bestowed upon an obedient populace by a munificent government. Unfortunately, the Supreme court has ruled, on March 28 in US vs Castleman that those rights are in fact just privliges. A dark day in our history and one more entry into the black book of reasons for term limits on ~all~ the minions of government.
Applying Einsteins observation on insanity. The continued failure by those in positions of authority to acnowledge "progresivism" as a mental disorder can only be viewed as a subtle form of insanity itself. The progressive mindset deals in emotion at the expense of documented facts, has a smug self assurance of the unassailability of its beliefs, and a worldview that shows remarked similarity to that of a 15 year old, with similar lack of emotional maturity and adult judgement. Until the majority of the American People come to grips with the ~fact~ that the progressive movement in all of its actions and activities is working against the best interests of those same people the septic rot that is the core of the movement will continue to afflict the affairs of this nation.
I tell people that I am a Constitutional Centrist and that both major political parties are getting further away from the central principles on which this nation was founded and chartered.
I tell people that I am a Constitutional Centrist and that both major political parties are getting further away from the central principles on which this nation was founded and chartered.
On the statutory Minimum Wage: Lets end the debate by pegging the Minimum [statutory] Wage to the same measure used to calculate Social Security COLA. The Unions will scream bloody murder. Not because of the effect on minimum wage workers but because of the effect on union wages. Union contracts use a formula that calculates the actual wage paid, not a specified dollar amount, and the minimum wage is one of the key factors in the calculation. This is the real reason why unions are constantly pushing for a higher statutory minimum wage, not some altruistic belief in fairness to non-union workers. It would once and for all demonstrate to the clueless public the lengths the government will go to to lie, cheat, and steal from the people by showing what a fraud Bureau of Labor Statistics calculations are in stating the condition of the economy. Back when a Dollar was a chunk of silver with enough alloying metal to provide a durable coin One Dollar a Day was a common rate of pay for general labor. Today, anyone worth paying to do a job is probably worth $10.00 [in our inflated - watered down dollars] for the labor they provide. I understand that this is the average paid for teenage babysitters now. That is a before tax earnings of $400 a week. After taxes the take home should be a little over $300. That is barely enough to sustain a single person in most parts of the country and won't cover even a modest lifestyle in many urban areas. Not much, but enough that the individual has some skin in the game through the taxes paid instead of being a public burden through qualification for food stamps, section 8 housing, etc., which is the current situation with our current statutory Federal Minimum Wage.
Thisw is another example of a judge legislating from the bench by taking a law meant to apply to one narrowly defined area and applying it out of context. The law states that it applies to places of "public accomodation". That has been clearly understood in the law to mean places such as hotels, motels, bed&breakfast etc. In otherwords places that provide "overnite accomodations" or places where one may legally sleep that are not "home". If you really stretch the definition it ~might~ be made to apply to a sit down restaurant located adjacent to one of the above listed business establishments. I've never been to a bakery that had sleeping rooms. I've rarely been to a bakery that offered sit down dining. I don't consider providing tables and chairs where one may consume a pastry and coffee purchased at the counter as sit down service. Clearly the judge has an agenda, one that is in conflict with his oath of office. perhaps the judge is the one who should be on trial.
It's also called accountability, which this Gentleman is demonstrating by his use of Facebook to explain to his constituents why he votes the way he does. This is possibly one of the best possible uses for social media as it gives immediate and accesible explanations and also provides an immediate and accesible method for the constituency to converse with the Congressman.
Actually I don't think the statutory charge is perjury. I do believe it is Treason, as defined in the Constitution that they have all sworn to uphold.
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