The Power to Create is not the Power to Enforce

The commerce clause is being used to by the federal government to regulate the economic aspect of our lives.  It claims it has the right to establish laws that regulate how businesses conduct themselves.   This is not correct because the commerce clause was always meant to break down trade barriers that states may attempt to impose onto each other.

Now lets assume, for the sake of argument, that the federal government’s interpretation is correct and look at one particular enumerated power which is the power to tax.

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

This gives congress two powers which are the power to lay taxes and the power to collect taxes.   The power to lay taxes is the power to establish laws that demand citizens pay taxes while the power to collect taxes is the power to establish laws that actually do collect taxes.   Without the power to collect taxes the federal government wouldn’t have the ability to collect them and under the tenth amendment that power would fall to the states. 

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Good News: Taxes Are Voluntary

And you thought you had to pay them? Ridiculous! Senator Harry Reid says, “the government doesn’t force you to pay taxes.” Reid says that he “doesn’t accept the phraseology” that the government “forcefully takes money from you.” Really, I am not joking. Oh … and he says that the reason our system is called a…

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‘Resisting’ Is Defined as Violence. Not the ‘Taking’

Newsweek has put together a “Tax Attacks” propaganda piece. The gist of this piece is that Joseph Stack was one of many violent protesters who “believed taxes are unjustified,” and thus reacted with violent actions. Of course, anyone who believes that taxes are unjustified necessarily gets lumped in with all of the mad bombers, shooters,…

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A 50 State Revolt can Happen

Here’s how; The Governors of the United States will re-affirm their allegiance to the United States Constitution. Every Governor needs to submit a constitutional amendment to their respective state constitutions to limit the funds taken from their citizens and businesses by the federal government through direct income taxes. The 50 Amendments will read similar to…

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