Friday, June 29, 2012

sophistry thy name is Roberts

The distinction between a fine and a tax compelling an act is absurd. Only a sophist of great intellectul dishonesty could make the argument. "The power to tax is the power to destroy" it makes no difference to the individual who is affected if he pays a penalty or a tax. Ths false dichotomy is a surrender of individual rights. Congress now has the power , approved by the court to force a citizen to perform an act merely by threatening to tax non-perfomance. The IRS will become the policeman of the administration. If the congress wishes they could force purchase of a GM automobile merely by putting an exorbitant tax on citizens who refuse. Of course no Congress would do such a thing, I hope


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