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THE POWER TO TAX IS THE POWER TO DESTROY (CHIRAC WANTS UN TO TAX INDIVIDUAL GUN PURCHASES)
NewsWithViews.com ^ | July 31, 2003 | Larry Pratt

Posted on 07/31/2003 9:26:07 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay

The UN has earned its reputation as the largest anti-self-defense organization in the world. Their lust for depriving individuals of firearms for self-defense is strong and growing.

They have been promoting a universal gun registration program in order to set the stage for confiscation.

Consider who comprises the UN. Communist China is the largest thugocracy in the world. Other countries suffering from a variety of crooks and thugs include Syria, Sudan, Lybia, Zimbabwe, Cuba, Iran and North Korea. We are supposed to take them seriously because they send their goons all dressed up in suits to UN meetings?

The only contact we should have with these tyrants is through the guns that we should be selling to freedom fighters in their countries. That is precisely why the UN - the mouthpiece for most of the world's organized criminal syndicates - wants to disarm individuals. The UN is on record wishing to restrict gun sales to governments only.

Jaques Chirac, that well-known champion of freedom for the Iraqi people, has entered the debate with a proposal only a socialist could love - a tax on gun purchases by individuals to be collected by the UN.

Perhaps Chirac is seeking to replace the billion dollar piggy bank that UN Secretary General Kofi Anan lost when Sadam Hussein stopped signing over oil checks to the UN. Anan had unsupervised access to the UN fund built up from its cut of the Oil for Food (actually Palaces) deal with Iraq. Chirac seems undisturbed that Anan's fiscal probity is a bit lacking and might not be the best place to put any revenues.

Ironically, Chirac had one group of folks who would be exempt - manufacturers. He wants to stick it to individual buyers since France makes lots of guns. Chirac helpfully suggested that taxing gun buyers might be easier to impose than the Tobin tax. The Tobin tax has been proposed as a levy on currency transactions.

Brazilian Presidente Luiz Lula da Silva, a socialist gun grabber, suggested that taxing weapons manufacturers would be a good way to eliminate world hunger. Of course, he is not interested in the hungry of the world as he claims, because he really wants to use the tax to price guns out of the reach of all but government buyers.

A question none of these folks deal with is - where is the authority for the UN to levy a tax?
Most Americans do not make this an issue with our elected officials, so the UN mess continues to rock along. But we should be asking them: "What is their authority?"

Unhappily, these socialists have a somewhat plausible argument. When the U.S. agreed to join the UN, we agreed to allow the UN to tell the U.S. how much tax money to send to the international body (our dues). Since our Constitution says that the House of Representatives is to originate all revenue bills, joining the UN without amending our Constitution amounts to an unconstitutional act.

Worldnetdaily.com (June 8, 2003) quotes a State Department official who requested anonymity regarding the UN's gun control proposals saying: "Those are just recommendations - and surprisingly, a number of countries, including the U.S., take them up on those recommendations. In fact, we support all 24 of those recommendations" (June 3, 2003).

UN gun taxes plus UN gun control equals big trouble. This is an important reason for supporting Rep. Ron Paul's bill (H.R. 1146) that would get the U.S. out of the UN and the UN out of the U.S. While the bill does not say where the UN should go, I can think of several capitals where it would more suitably headquartered: Beijing, Damascus, Khartoum, Tripoli, Harare, Havana, Teheran, Pyong-Yang - you get the idea.

Larry Pratt has been Executive Director of Gun Owners of America for 27 years.


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KEYWORDS: antiselfdefense; bang; banglist; communistchina; cuba; dasilva; guncontrol; hr1146; iran; jaqueschirac; kofianan; lybia; northkorea; ronpaul; sudan; syria; tobintax; un; zimbabwe
Lula's success in eliminating hunger and malnutrition in Brazil will depend primarily on the success of his economic model, not on anti-hunger programs...Brazil produces plenty of food and large food export industry. Brazil's fundamental problem is poverty and Lula wants you to pay for it!
1 posted on 07/31/2003 9:26:10 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay
I would like to extend an invitation to all who support this measure to come to my place for a visit.

Body armor is optional and not required but is suggested.

2 posted on 07/31/2003 9:29:32 AM PDT by Cold Heat (Negotiate!! .............(((Blam!.)))........... "Now who else wants to negotiate?")
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To: fight_truth_decay
I hope they try it.

It'd be really fun to see our politicians get 30, 40, 50 million or so letters demanding that the US irrevocably disassociate itself from the UN.

3 posted on 07/31/2003 9:29:36 AM PDT by George Smiley (Is the RKBA still a right if you have to get the government's permission before you can exercise it?)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Hey Jaques, just try to come take my guns. Just try..
4 posted on 07/31/2003 9:31:15 AM PDT by Monty22
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To: *bang_list
Bang!
5 posted on 07/31/2003 9:32:00 AM PDT by Taipei Personality
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Stephen Mbogo, CNSNews.com
Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Also Tuesday, the House overwhelmingly voted down a proposal to end U.S. contributions to the United Nations and its affiliated agencies.

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, offered the measure as an amendment to H.R. 1950, the bill to authorize appropriations for the State Department for the next two fiscal years.

The amendment failed by a vote of 74 to 350, with only two Democrats supporting it.

Paul recently sponsored the American Sovereignty Restoration Act (H.R. 1146) to end U.S. membership in the United Nations.

6 posted on 07/31/2003 9:33:10 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay
ALL FRENCHMEN SHOULD BE TAXED FOR HAVING THE WORLD DEFEND THEM......
7 posted on 07/31/2003 9:34:10 AM PDT by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us)
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To: wirestripper
People think that situations like Waco and Ruby Ridge was bad wait until it is the UN troops who try to get the guns.
8 posted on 07/31/2003 9:41:12 AM PDT by Swiss
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To: Swiss
The U.N. has been floating many ideas for future funding.

There are as many ideas as idiots.

Patiently waiting for U.N. to either change their rules for qualification on the Secretary General or for Slick to change his residency in order to be the Secretary General of the New U.N.........................

9 posted on 07/31/2003 9:46:44 AM PDT by Cold Heat (Negotiate!! .............(((Blam!.)))........... "Now who else wants to negotiate?")
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To: fight_truth_decay
I don't give a damn what the UN proposes -- they'll have to kill me to take my guns.
10 posted on 07/31/2003 10:19:01 AM PDT by TexasRepublic
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To: fight_truth_decay
>> While the bill does not say where the UN should go <<

To Hell.
11 posted on 07/31/2003 10:36:41 AM PDT by appalachian_dweller (Character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking. JC Watts)
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To: fight_truth_decay
The United Nations Wants to Take Your Gun!



12 posted on 07/31/2003 10:49:38 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...&&&&&&&&&...SuPPort FRee Republic.....www.DRAFTTOM.com..... NEVER FORGET)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Why doesn't the UN get the guns out of Liberia, Somalia and other hell holes? Wouldn't it make sense to try there first before imposing a "World Wide Ban"? (as if...)
13 posted on 07/31/2003 10:51:44 AM PDT by Dr Warmoose
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To: fight_truth_decay
http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a366caef92edb.htm

For a response thread from before the Y2K "crisis" that shows how freepers respond to the potential for threats to our liberties......I have another link to a "toys" thread I want to post next...

14 posted on 07/31/2003 12:04:30 PM PDT by ExSoldier (M1911A1: The ORIGINAL "Point and Click" interface!)
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To: TexasRepublic
Here's a few supportive thoughts from other folks like us....and you...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/955389/posts

Read all the way through the posts for the "full effects" and you'll just love the PICS....is there such a thing as "gun porn?" If there is...I'm an addict.

15 posted on 07/31/2003 12:08:52 PM PDT by ExSoldier (M1911A1: The ORIGINAL "Point and Click" interface!)
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To: Diogenesis
ALL FRENCHMEN SHOULD BE TAXED FOR HAVING THE WORLD DEFEND THEM......

I agree with your statement, but the principle of taxing according to benefits received left us a long time ago. :)

16 posted on 07/31/2003 12:11:00 PM PDT by CanisMajor2002 (The more protection government provides one group, the more security is lost by everyone else.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
http://disarmament.un.org/cab/poa.html

Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons
in All Its Aspects
17 posted on 07/31/2003 1:01:28 PM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: fight_truth_decay
Horrible, horrible nightmare....the hellb*tch hitlery gets the presidency, her first clown gets a major U.N. role...which will make anything going on at the moment child's play with regard to disarming us all and worse. Gives me chills.
18 posted on 07/31/2003 1:11:39 PM PDT by bluejean
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To: fight_truth_decay
We've seen how much we have listened to Chirac and the UN recently. It is time to pull the plug and build new World Trade Towers where the UN currently stands.
19 posted on 07/31/2003 1:22:48 PM PDT by Ruth A.
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To: Swiss
It won't be UN troups, It'll be US troups - NG, alphabets, SWAT, etc..


Molon Labe!

20 posted on 07/31/2003 5:15:07 PM PDT by TERMINATTOR (Don't tread on me!)
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To: fight_truth_decay
The only contact we should have with these tyrants is through the guns that we should be selling to freedom fighters in their countries.

I think it would be in our interest to give the guns to their freedom fighters. At least sell them at a deep discount. If they're big enough, we have bunch of surplus M-14s, and some older M-16s as well, just laying around not doing anyone any good. It pains me to think that somewhere there is a modern day Johnny Tremain who doesn't have an M-14.

Over the years the Isaelies have come into possession of a number of rifles, AKs, SKSes, Hakims and others, that should still be in good condition, only dropped once. Perhaps we could trade for a smaller number of M-16s and other goodies, and then give the guns to the freedom fighters.

21 posted on 07/31/2003 7:15:02 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: Swiss
People think that situations like Waco and Ruby Ridge was bad wait until it is the UN troops who try to get the guns.

The BATFE doesn't wear those nice blue helmets that make such a good aiming point. After the frist raid or two, it would be a slaughter.

22 posted on 07/31/2003 7:18:05 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: El Gato
After the frist FIRST
23 posted on 07/31/2003 7:20:36 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: fight_truth_decay
"If it be asked, 'What is the most sacred duty and the greatest
source of our security in a Republic?' The answer would be,
'An invoilable respect for the Constitution and Laws -- the
first growing out of the last.' ... A sacred respect for the
constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy
of a free government." --Alexander Hamilton


Stay Safe !
24 posted on 08/01/2003 11:53:21 AM PDT by Squantos (Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.)
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