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Will President Obama Sit Down With Me To Discuss the FairTax?

Rich L. Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 12:31 PM
The problem with 'exemptions' for necessities is defining what is a necessity and what is optional. You would have the courts filled with people claiming this or that allergy that requires them to buy something that most consider a luxury and not a necessity. The prebate allows for individuals to choose whatever they want as a necessity.

When someone says “First Amendment” you immediately think about your right to free speech, or perhaps freedom of religion. The First Amendment actually goes beyond that. For those of you who attended government schools, it’s time for a refresher. Here’s the actual wording:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Most people have a handle on the free speech, freedom of religion and...