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To: Hunton Peck

This subtlety is just lost on me. If the government is making me do something that I don’t think it should be allowed to under penalty of some fine, how exactly is it different whether the fee is called a fine, a tax, a dog’s butt, or whatever? I’m freer if I’m being compelled by a penalty with the proper name?


14 posted on 06/28/2012 2:27:26 PM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: throwback
There's no subtlety.

The ruling is an unmitigated disaster. Too many Conservatives are trying desperately to polish a turd. This isn't a victory. It can't be spun into one.

23 posted on 06/28/2012 3:16:41 PM PDT by FredZarguna (The justification for a tax cannot be the authority to tax in and of itself.)
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To: throwback

I’ve been thinking the same thing. A rose by any other name.... Seems like a game of semantics to me. Whatever they choose to call it, it doesn’t change the fact that Americans are being compelled by the government to act in a certain way or face a penalty/tax/fine/whatever.


34 posted on 06/28/2012 10:33:05 PM PDT by JLLH
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