For over a century, the U.S. government survived quite well without an income tax. It operated a small, constitutional government on the revenue from tariffs and excise taxes. Can we ever return?
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“…If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security…” –Samuel Adams
Turn your attention to your state house and demand your legislators draft nullification legislation, and begin the winning process of ignoring the federal government. Itâ€™s time the States entered the room.
Now that Heath Care legislation has passed, the obvious question for opponents is this: Now What? My answer is best summed up with just one word
Most discussions of the Tenth Amendment center around using the state legislature to enforce it when the Supreme Court fails to do so. In that situation, the state legislature declares a law null and void within the stateâ€™s borders. In this posting, weâ€™ll focus on another historic enforcement mechanism.
America once was unique in all the history of the world. Its essence was having an abundance of something rarely found in other countries: freedom from government.
It is up to the States and the People to start correcting both parties’ abuses in order to reestablish the freedom that should be our childrens’ heritage.Â
Thomas Jefferson: â€œthe several States composing the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their General Governmentâ€
Andrew Napolitano: “Charity comes from your own heart, not from the government spending your money. When we pay our taxes to the government and it gives that money away, thatâ€™s not charity, thatâ€™s welfare.”
Thomas Paine: “He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.”
James Madison once observed that â€œit is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.â€
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