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Ron Paul: 13th Amendment bans income tax
Youtube ^ | June 27, 2010 | RidleyReport

Posted on 06/28/2010 7:49:04 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271

Who agrees and who disagrees with Dr. Paul? I would like to see income tax abolished (it is socialism light) but what say other Freepers? Watch the video of course.


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1 posted on 06/28/2010 7:49:07 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: citizenredstater9271
13th Amendment bans income tax

Even if it did, then the 16th amendment repealed the 13th.

2 posted on 06/28/2010 7:53:00 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Gun control was originally to protect Klansmen from their victims. The basic reason hasn't changed.)
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To: citizenredstater9271

Not socialism light but Marxism pure and simple. Wasn’t a “progressive income tax” one of Karl Marx’s stated goals along with an estate tax to basically abolish “inherited wealth”. We became an economic power without an income tax or corporate tax. Since 1913 the biggest growth has been in the size of all levels of government.


3 posted on 06/28/2010 7:55:08 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: KarlInOhio

Okay but isn’t the 16th unconstitutional?


4 posted on 06/28/2010 7:55:15 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: YankeeReb

LOL the fed is marxist.


5 posted on 06/28/2010 7:56:42 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: citizenredstater9271

http://www.fairtax.org


6 posted on 06/28/2010 7:58:03 PM PDT by Hostage
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To: citizenredstater9271

How is the 16th amendment unconstitutional?


7 posted on 06/28/2010 7:59:18 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: citizenredstater9271

Now we know why the good doctor is a doctor and not a constitutional scholar.


8 posted on 06/28/2010 7:59:28 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: citizenredstater9271
"Okay but isn’t the 16th unconstitutional?"

Please, tell us you're joking.

9 posted on 06/28/2010 8:00:22 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: KarlInOhio

The 16th was never ratified - but being the feds, they just went ahead with collecting the money anyway.


10 posted on 06/28/2010 8:00:51 PM PDT by tisket (If someone yells "You Lie" in a room full of politicians, how do they know who he's talking to?)
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To: OldDeckHand

Did you even watch the video?


11 posted on 06/28/2010 8:01:37 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: tisket
LOL! The feds wont stop until they control every aspect of our lives.

I'm also thinking about going to New Hampshire with the Free State Project but I heard New Hampshire's state gov. is now full of liberals and has been for years.

12 posted on 06/28/2010 8:03:12 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: citizenredstater9271
"Did you even watch the video?"

Why, is there dancing girls?

13 posted on 06/28/2010 8:04:09 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand
Dr. Paul explains everything. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu4ViaV_dHQ
14 posted on 06/28/2010 8:05:15 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: citizenredstater9271

I heard Mike Church talking about this one day, but I had missed half of what he had said because I just tuned in.

I knew he was talking about an amendment, now I know which one it is.

No wonder they try to sell you those programs telling you how not to pay your income taxes....WOW.


15 posted on 06/28/2010 8:06:41 PM PDT by CommieCutter (Obamanomics :Privatize Gains, Socialize Losses.)
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To: citizenredstater9271

YouTube has really taken on a god-like status. Don’t these kinds of videos ever get posted elsewhere?

YouTube is banned in China, and we can’t view videos there.

Is there another source for watching the same thing?


16 posted on 06/28/2010 8:07:50 PM PDT by John Leland 1789 (Grateful)
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To: citizenredstater9271

An amendment to the Constitution is de facto Constitional.


17 posted on 06/28/2010 8:08:06 PM PDT by Borges
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To: citizenredstater9271

yes, and there is evidence that it was not properly ratified!


18 posted on 06/28/2010 8:09:04 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: tisket

The 16th Amendment was properly ratified. Period.


19 posted on 06/28/2010 8:09:20 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: citizenredstater9271

I’ll listen to Ron Paul’s opinions about the Thirteenth Amendment when he stops pretending that the Fourteenth Amendment doesn’t exist. His pro-choice for states, “states’ rights trump the unalienable right to life” nonsense is irreconcilable with the actual simple words/requirements of the Constitution.


20 posted on 06/28/2010 8:09:55 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ("I don't think truth is much of an issue for these folks." -- SupplySider)
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To: citizenredstater9271

Yes, it is. We were going to move there a number of years ago and got kind of discouraged by the change there. Still, they do have the best tax laws. I kind of always wondered how some states can get along just fine with no state income tax and others, like CA, collect piles of money and are always broke.


21 posted on 06/28/2010 8:09:58 PM PDT by tisket (If someone yells "You Lie" in a room full of politicians, how do they know who he's talking to?)
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To: John Leland 1789
Look up RidleyReport. He has a lot of videos.

Ridley Report

22 posted on 06/28/2010 8:10:06 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: Oceander

Proof please.


23 posted on 06/28/2010 8:10:54 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: citizenredstater9271
"Dr. Paul explains everything."

Yes, I'm sure he does.

24 posted on 06/28/2010 8:11:15 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: EternalVigilance

WHAT??? Dr. Paul is 100% pro-life. He has never come out in support of abortion.


25 posted on 06/28/2010 8:12:23 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: Oceander
The 16th Amendment was properly ratified. Period.

No it wasn't.

26 posted on 06/28/2010 8:12:39 PM PDT by tisket (If someone yells "You Lie" in a room full of politicians, how do they know who he's talking to?)
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To: citizenredstater9271

No you don’t. If you want to argue the point you’ll abide by the basic requirements of argument. You stated the proposition that the 16th Amendment was not ratified - the onus is on you to provide proof, or at the least a plausible argument - that it was not. The proponent of a contested proposition is obliged to justify that proposition; it’s detractors are not obligated to prove a negative.

So, proof please.


27 posted on 06/28/2010 8:13:59 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: tisket

Would you happen to know how hard it is to live in NEw Hampshire? How much does a home cost?


28 posted on 06/28/2010 8:14:08 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: Oceander

Watch the video from start to finish. Dr. Paul makes a clear-cut case for income tax being 100% unconstitutional and banned by the 13th amendment.


29 posted on 06/28/2010 8:16:23 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: tisket

New Hampster may have no income tax or sales tax, but otherwise their taxes are like something written by a populist. They do tax so-called “unearned” income, like interest and dividends. That’s what most retired people live on. So you need to take a close look at total tax levels as they affect you.


30 posted on 06/28/2010 8:16:51 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: citizenredstater9271

Thanks to that dope G. W. Bush, the Demonrats swept into the Gov’s office and took control of the legislature in New Hampster. We need people like you to take the place back. Yes there are many more libs than there used to be, but it is still better than any New England state. You would have to go about 1000 mi. to find a state with proportionately more conservatives.


31 posted on 06/28/2010 8:20:34 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: citizenredstater9271

We visited a number of years ago - but take a quick look at craigslist.com - property in NH for sale. We live in CA right now and just about ANYTHING is cheaper. Portsmouth is the biggest city, on the coast and just above Boston, and very liberal. Seems Boston’s stench has spread. . . We looked into Keene, on the Vermont side of the state (but only an eye blink from the coast by CA standards) and even though there is a state college there, it was more conservative. I still think highly of NH and would enjoy living there for a time.


32 posted on 06/28/2010 8:20:53 PM PDT by tisket (If someone yells "You Lie" in a room full of politicians, how do they know who he's talking to?)
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To: tisket

Then we can assume you do not file a 1040 each year, since it’s not Constitutionally required?


33 posted on 06/28/2010 8:23:14 PM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the Sting of Truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: PugetSoundSoldier
Who is "we"?

And why would this collective "we" assume that based on the current conversation?

34 posted on 06/28/2010 8:25:30 PM PDT by tisket (If someone yells "You Lie" in a room full of politicians, how do they know who he's talking to?)
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To: citizenredstater9271

sfl


35 posted on 06/28/2010 8:26:06 PM PDT by phockthis
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To: hellbender

I knew it had gotten worse over the years. Too bad.


36 posted on 06/28/2010 8:27:30 PM PDT by tisket (If someone yells "You Lie" in a room full of politicians, how do they know who he's talking to?)
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To: citizenredstater9271

Ron Paul believes that states can allow abortion if they want to.

That is in direct contradiction to God’s Law, the Natural Law, and the foundational principles of our nation’s charter, the Declaration of Independence. It is contrary to ALL of the self-stated purposes of the US Constitution as found in the Preamble, and the explicit provisions of the Fifth, the Eighth, and the Fourteenth Amendments.

Even the infamous Judge Blackmun, the author of the Roe vs. Wade majority opinion, admitted in the text of the opinion itself that if the “fetus,” or baby, is a PERSON, they are “OF COURSE” protected by the Fourteenth Amendment.

In a very real sense, Ron Paul is worse than Blackmun. He admits they are persons and says they can still be killed if the state so desires. Blackmun dehumanized the child and pretended that they weren’t persons. He at least maintained a fig leaf, whereas Ron Paul is constitutionally and morally buck naked.


37 posted on 06/28/2010 8:29:10 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ("I don't think truth is much of an issue for these folks." -- SupplySider)
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To: citizenredstater9271
Okay but isn’t the 16th unconstitutional?

The whole purpose of an amendment is to change the constitution. So if the income tax was unconstitutional before, the 16th changes it in such a way to now allow it. Of course this depends on the amendment having been ratified lawfully according to the dictates of the constitution in the first place.

38 posted on 06/28/2010 8:29:20 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: tisket
Yes it was. What, are you going to pull the old canard about there being typos and misspellings and, God forbid, different wordings in the various written resolutions the various states used when they ratified the Act of Congress?

Puhleese. Such an elementary mistake - confusing and conflating ratification of an act with the act itself. Let's start with a workable definition of the term "ratify" as used in legal documents, such as the one here: http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/ratify

Now, here's what that definition, in relevant part, says:

"to confirm and adopt the act of another even though it was not approved beforehand. Example: An employee for Holsinger's Hardware orders carpentry equipment from Phillips Screws and Nails although the employee was not authorized to buy anything. The president of Holsinger's ratifies the deal when Phillips delivers the order."

It ought to be immediately apparent that the principal who ratifies the act of the agent need not parrot verbatim, what the agent did, and in fact, need not even speak, as the example given is that of implicit ratification - the principal implicitly ratifies the act of the agent by accepting the benefits thereof.

Thus, when the various state legislatures ratified the 16th Amendment, all that was legally necessary was that they indicate that they understood the substance of what Congress had done, and that they clearly and unmistakably assented to the act that Congress had passed. They were not required to parrot the precise words that Congress used when it acted - it was the passage of the act by Congress, not the ratification of that act by the state legislatures that gave us the legally operative language of the Amendment - thus, they could have, for example, simply made an unmistakeable reference to the Act of Congress they were ratifying by citing to the relevant portion of the Statutes at Large, and then stated that they were ratifying the provisions enacted by Congress as set forth in the statute so cited.

Since none of the different state ratification resolutions contain language that is necessarily in conflict with the oeprative legal language enacted by Congress, and since the language contained in each evidences the fact that all of the various legislatures knew what the substance of that Congressional enactment was and were fullfilling their constitutional role to ratify the operative language enacted by Congress, it follows that the various misspellings, typos, and variations on the language actually passed by Congress are totally incapable of nullifying the fact that a sufficient number of state legislatures ratified - that is, gave their consent to the prior Act of Congress - the 16th Amendment.

QED
39 posted on 06/28/2010 8:29:56 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: KarlInOhio
Even if it did, then the 16th amendment repealed the 13th.

No it didn't. That's why Paul's assertion is valid. There is a conflict. The 13th outlawed slavery. The 16th has been abused to the point where we have become slaves to the government. The 16th was ill conceived. There is no limit on how much tax can be imposed, nor does it comply with the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment. It is wrong to lay unequal burdens upon citizens. It is wrong to memorialize a disincentive to success in the Constitution. A progressive tax is a disincentive to succeed.

40 posted on 06/28/2010 8:30:32 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: citizenredstater9271

The 13th Amendment is utterly incapable of having any effect on the 16th Amendment - later in time controls. To the extent that there is an inconsistency between the 13th Amendment and the 16th Amendment, the 16th Amendment wins, hands down.


41 posted on 06/28/2010 8:31:16 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: HapaxLegamenon

Okay. But wasn’t the 16th never properly ratified? I’ve heard Dr. Paul mention this.


42 posted on 06/28/2010 8:31:25 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: citizenredstater9271
Dr. Paul explains everything.

The Martians blew up the World Trade Center?

43 posted on 06/28/2010 8:33:49 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: Oceander
I will keep saying it: watch the original video. Dr. Paul explains everything.

I don't agree with Dr. Paul on everything but some things he's right about. Income tax is one of them.

44 posted on 06/28/2010 8:34:19 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: KarlInOhio

the 16th was not passes legally. There is evidence of states that voted no were registered as yes and some states changed the wording of the amendment which made it illegal to do so.


45 posted on 06/28/2010 8:34:50 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Oceander
So, in other words, even though Congress never made the 16th Amendment into actual law, through the proper number of votes, since they went and collected the money and benefited from said collection of funds, then it was OK.

Do you even understand what you posted?

46 posted on 06/28/2010 8:36:07 PM PDT by tisket (If someone yells "You Lie" in a room full of politicians, how do they know who he's talking to?)
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That's why Paul's assertion is valid. There is a conflict. The 13th outlawed slavery.

Yes and income tax IS slavery.

47 posted on 06/28/2010 8:36:57 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: Stentor
The Martians blew up the World Trade Center?

When did Dr. Paul EVER say 9/11 wasn't done by Muslim terrorists? And what does that have to do with taxes?

48 posted on 06/28/2010 8:38:32 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: citizenredstater9271

How does the country operate without tax?
WHo pays for defense, police, roads, customs, immigration control, import/export of goods, prisons, etc etc?


49 posted on 06/28/2010 8:40:06 PM PDT by Undocumented_capitalist (Obama never ran even a hot dog stand but now he is running the entire country?)
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To: citizenredstater9271

I listened twice and still didn’t hear anything about the thirteenth amendment. Is he talking about the current or the original thirteenth amendment?


50 posted on 06/28/2010 8:40:06 PM PDT by moonhawk (Pre-order your "Don't blame me, I didn't vote!" bumper stickers here on Free Republic now.)
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