Friday, June 03, 2011
Knowing about your history
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?
"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
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 " 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.
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:
NO TAX SUPPORT - NO VOTE
HERE ILLEGAL - NO VOTE
CONVICTED FELON - NO VOTE
ONE PERSON - ONE VOTE
NOT ALIVE - NO VOTE
VOTER FRAUD - NO VOTE