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Re: Judge Napolitano: What If?
Reply #20 - Oct 3rd, 2018 at 2:13pm
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Jeff wrote on Oct 3rd, 2018 at 8:42am:
It's a very fundamental deviation. Of another order than hoping that making alcohol more expensive will improve society...

I've mentioned that I don't believe the Whiskey tax was legal because I believe the rule of uniformity for Indirect taxes prevents picking any specific product or transaction for taxation and actually requires that if revenue is to be raised from an excise/sales tax, that all products must be taxed at the same rate


So, you do know that government over-reach illegal taxation started within only a few years of the signing of the constitution?  You do understand that the lawless way our government taxes us did not wait for the “progressive” movement but was a product of the agreed upon growth of the scope and powers of the federal government?

That’s progress!

  

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Re: Judge Napolitano: What If?
Reply #21 - Oct 3rd, 2018 at 2:59pm
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Snarky Sack wrote on Oct 3rd, 2018 at 2:13pm:
So, you do know that government over-reach illegal taxation started within only a few years of the signing of the constitution?  You do understand that the lawless way our government taxes us did not wait for the “progressive” movement but was a product of the agreed upon growth of the scope and powers of the federal government?

That’s progress!

Progressive taxes applied to wages and salaries without apportionment came with the Progressive Era.

The idea of heavily taxing alcohol or even making it illegal was a leftover from the Puritans.
  
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Re: Judge Napolitano: What If?
Reply #22 - Oct 3rd, 2018 at 5:45pm
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I'd vote for the Judge if he ran. Smiley

My preferred candidate is John Allison, but he's not told me he's willing to run...

Judge Napalitano isn't willing to run either.

What's the point?.
  
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Reply #23 - Oct 3rd, 2018 at 10:56pm
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Jeff wrote on Oct 3rd, 2018 at 8:42am:
It's a very fundamental deviation. Of another order than hoping that making alcohol more expensive will improve society...


Again you place everything into the realm of smell-tests. What's a big deviation? What's a little one? I knew you wouldn't stick to the one deviation rule for no other reason than it being a rule, and you don't do rules. You just follow your nose.
  

This moral relativism of yours is exactly what lets government take this freedom, then that freedom, until we have lost them all.
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Re: Judge Napolitano: What If?
Reply #24 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 10:20am
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The Opposition wrote on Oct 3rd, 2018 at 10:56pm:
Again you place everything into the realm of smell-tests.
Your ideas stink! Grin

Really, you think denying that people own themselves, effectively making them slaves of government, is no different than hoping and trying to keep fewer people from becoming drunks by taxing alcohol but otherwise treating them as free self-owning adults?

I better tell you again, I oppose using tax policy to try to change society (and besides, I view it as illegal in the U.S.). I oppose having any government action to try to change society, but, being practical, I see that benefits to a community can be had by offering every child a chance to become educated and likewise benefits are to be had by funding police and courts and jails.




  
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