Skip to comments.Scalia to students on high taxes: At a certain point, ‘perhaps you should revolt’
Posted on 04/21/2014 1:37:01 PM PDT by kingattax
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a group of law students that it might be a good idea to revolt if taxes become too high in the future.
While speaking at the University of Tennessee College of Law on Tuesday, Justice Scalia was asked by a student about his interpretation of the constitutionality of the income tax, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported
The longest-serving justice currently on the bench answered the student by saying that the government has the constitutional right to implement the tax, but if it reaches a certain point, perhaps you should revolt. Justice Scalia continued to tell the students that they have every right to express criticism of the government.
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Revolt? Too high? Law students steeped in the sell out industry? After he talked about the good NSA?
This guy is a bit unstable.
How about seeing the Fed Gov as Nazis, forcing us to do killings, putting us as illegals if we comply with taxes or punished if we do not...
This scissor which cuts both ways is exactly why we went to war with England, forced to either side with French, indians or British Genocide.
It is not about raw income or high taxes only.
Oh, I think actually he's more reasoned and stable that most on that bench, remarkably so. Go reread all of the Declaration of Independence, especially where it gets to recounting the litany of oppression, capricious action and other insults King George heaped on the colonies. So much so, rational thinking men - we call them the Founding Forefathers - decided to take action.
If you revisit all the similar action Obama, Holder, et al have committed since his immaculation, you'd likely think there's some of the same type of stuff there. They, the Founders, worked diligently, and they dragged a reluctant unincorporated colonies to revolt, and it isn't any different here. When the indignities get so bad, citizens have a duty to do something about it, just like they felt so long ago.
So, unstable? No, I don't hardly think so.
Your post #2 is incoherent. What are you talking about?
That point was reached decades ago.
If Scalia had any real integrity and courage, he would find the IRC unconstitutional on the basis of due process, equal protection, and involuntary servitude (at some point taxation makes the taxed serfs or slaves, particularly when the majority of government spending goes for “transfer payments”).
Scalia is not thinking right on the 4th amendment. It puts us and the government in the kinds of sconsciousness bind that no government ever was meant to be designed. Consciousness does not belong to the servant.
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