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  1. Tax-getter vs tax-payer and Madison’s meaning of faction

    Quote Originally Posted by MaDef View Post
    Tie it all together for me, I'm not seeing what the NEA has to do with creating or limiting factions? What exactly are you guys smoking in that part of the country?
    To answer your question read Federalist Ten with an open mind and absorb the message being conveyed, and then apply it to today’s circumstances.

    Madison's theme was in fact “factions” and the danger they present. Madison writes:

    ”By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting ...
  2. Federal funding of the arts violates First Amendment protections!

    Quote Originally Posted by johnwk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mkh View Post
    The national endowment for the arts is a great thing and it's budget is such a blip I don't understand why righties pick that sort of hill to stand on.

    “Righties”?


    To answer your question, the irrefutable fact is, Congress is not authorized under the Constitution to tax for and spend federal revenue to promote the production of art.


    Aside from the fact that federal funding of the arts is a misappropriation of federal revenue,
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  3. The Fair Share Balanced Budget Amendment reform is not complicated!

    Real tax reform is only complicated to those who want to use the power for nefarious purposes. Real tax reform is found in the Fair Share Balanced Budget Amendment proposal which would return us to our Constitution's original tax plan.

    The Fair Share Balanced Budget Amendment


    “SECTION 1. The Sixteenth Amendment is hereby repealed and Congress is henceforth forbidden to lay ``any`` tax or burden calculated from profits, gains, interest, salaries, wages, tips, ...
  4. The Disabled Seamen Act, fact vs fairytale

    Quote Originally Posted by johnwk View Post


    Originally Posted by JayJay
    The federal government did it to those who wanted to be merchant marines in the 1790s...when the ink wasn't even dry on the Constitution that many of the folks in that government had a hand in writing

    I addressed this Act a long time ago and it has nothing to do with nationalizing health insurance and/or health-care.



    Rick Ungar’s big lie: Founders mandated health insurance
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  5. Tests invented by Supreme Court Justices used to circumvent our Constitution

    Quote Originally Posted by johnwk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cordelier View Post
    JWK - Are you familiar with the concept of suspect classifications where it comes to discrimination?

    Actually, I am quite familiar with a number of things made up by our Supreme Court which are used by the court to avoid a discussion about what is and what is not Constitutional, and redirects such a discussion to abstract pontifications which have nothing to do with whether or not something is or isn’t constitutional.


    One of these Supreme Court “inventions”
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