Friday, June 03, 2011

Knowing about your history

I hate hearing pundits, or pseudo political hacks say "this is not what the Founding Fathers" intended.

So yesterday I began doing some research on my own.

It helps when you work at a university, with the entire library system's catalog at my disposal.

Found some intersting stuff. In Kingsbury, The Maine townsman,or, Laws for the regulation of towns and judicial decisions, adapted to the revised statutes of Maine, 14th edition, 1872 There are provisions under title 6 Of Paupers Chapter LXII "Duties of towns relative to the poor".

1. "Towns are to relieve persons having a settlement therein, when, on occaount of poverty, they need relief. They may raise money therefor as for other charges of the town; and may at their annual meeting choose not exceeding twelve legal voters therein to be overseers of the poor."

Hummmmm, I guess there were liberals even back in the old day, huh?

Hummmmmmmm....NO! Raising money is not the same as forcibly taking taxpayer's money to redistribute to others who choose NOT to contribute. Our founding fathers understood this distinction, and we need to protect the balances of power they gave to us in the Constitution.

"Resolved, That the several States composing the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their General Government . . . . and that whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force. . . . that the government created by this compact [the Constitution for the United States] was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers; . . . . that this would be to surrender the form of government we have chosen, and live under one deriving its powers from its own will, and not from our authority; . . . and that the co-States, recurring to their natural right in cases not made federal, will concur in declaring these acts void, and of no force, and will each take measures of its own for providing that neither these acts, nor any others of the General Government not plainly and intentionally authorised by the Constitution, shall be exercised within their respective territories."
Vice President Thomas Jefferson, passed by Kentucky and other state legislatures in 1798
Nice to know you can read, now try reading the Federalist papers.
While you're at it, read the Constitution of the United States. Article 1, Section 8 [1]" The Congress shall have Power to lay and collet Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States..."

Somehow I don't see any exclusion for "deductions". Maybe I am reading it wrong, but it seems to say everyone pays taxes.

Then again in Section 9 [4]" No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken"

Seems to mean, putting it in simple terms, that means that when the census says 100 people exist 100 people pay tax.
The Federalist Papers were written in 1787-1788 by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison to persuade the citizens of the State of New York to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

Constitution -LAW
Federalist Papers - NOT

Want to explain again why 45% of LOWEST wage earners pay NO TAXES AT ALL? Guess they will vote liberals in? Unless law is changed to take away voting privileges from those who pay no taxed toward the support of our government. Here's some good ideas for a bumper sticker:


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