On Apr 20, 1:19 pm, MJ <micha...@america.net> wrote:
> Again, the WORDS of your effort do not match your claims. In fact, there is a constant INCREASE of 15% of the previous year's GNP.
> There is no 'maximum' cited. Were a 'maximum' cited it would not be the 'maximum' but the amount used.
> Again, What has GNP to do with anything?
> When I reply in baby portions as you request, the Moderators will whine that there are 20 responses instead of 1. Strange how what's good for the goose is not for the gander.
> Again, 'yelling' is all caps. I do not use all caps. If only you might concentrate on the words, concepts and ideas presented instead of concocting all sorts of nonsense.
> I am interested in politics so that one day I will not have to be interested in politics. -- Alyssa RosenbaumMJ: My ideal for total taxation by government (ALL government) is 10%
> of the GNP. The reason the stated percentages are higher, is to allow
> for a gradual down-sizing of government. I state the maximums for
> taxes, not the minimums! Stop the yelling and shorten your replies.
> I'll only read the first paragraph of what you write. It's not
> necessary for you to copy and paste what I said. Just top post with
> your comment. The readers already know what I have said! — J. A. A.Section 6, 7 & 8: The House shall have the power to collect taxes,
> customs duties and user fees that are due from the states and
> territories, with the proviso that user fees shall not be applied to
> major areas of government services so that the total cost of federal
> government exceeds 15% of the previous year's GNP.What relation does GNP have to anything?
> Why should Government spending EXCEED 15% GNP?Additionally, the
> House shall have the power to: regulate commerce with nations, among
> states, and with Indian tribes; coin money and set the value of such,
> and of foreign money; set standards for weights and measures; punish
> counterfeiters; establish uniform rules of naturalization, but
> specifically excluding destitute persons seeking jobs and benefits at
> the expense of local, state or federal governments or the Citizens;
> establish uniform laws on bankruptcies; establish post offices; create
> tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court; punish piracies and felonies
> committed at sea, and offenses against the laws of nations; declare
> war and appropriate money for such, but for no longer than two years;
> grant letters of marquee and reprisal and make rules concerning
> capture; raise, support and maintain the Army, Navy, Marine Corp., Air
> Force and Coast Guard, and make laws regulating such, as well as the
> militias to uphold the laws, suppress insurrections and repel
> invasions; provide for organizing, arming, disciplining and governing
> those parts of the militias employed in the service of the USAbut
> each state selects its militia officers.You have lost a great deal in your translation.
> You have also created a standing army -- which the Founders PROPERLY sought to avoid.
> One would THINK you might have sought to CORRECT the misapplication of AIS8C3 and other enumerations.With assent by the apt state legislatures, the House may purchase
> property for, and have continuous authority over, all needed forts,
> magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and buildings. The House determines
> fair, maximum sentences for federal crimes, and defines and imposes
> reasonable, uniform sanctions for non criminal violations of federal
> rules and/or procedures. The House shall make laws as necessary and
> proper to execute the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by
> this New Constitution of the United States of America to any
> department or office thereof.What do you imagine these 'federal crimes' to entail?
> Jefferson, for instance, listed them in the Kentucky Resolution (nullification):... the Constitution of the United States, having delegated to Congress a power to punish treason, counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States, piracies, and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law of nations, and no other crimes whatsoever; and it being true as a general principle, and one of the amendments to the Constitution having also declared, that "the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people," therefore the act of Congress, passed on the 14th day of July, 1798, and intituled "An Act in addition to the act intituled An Act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States," as also the act passed by them on the -- day of June, 1798, intituled "An Act to punish frauds committed on the bank of the United States," (and all their other acts which assume to create, define, or punish crimes, other than those so enumerated in the Constitution,) are altogether void, and of no force; and that the power to create, define, and punish such other crimes is reserved, and, of right, appertains solely and exclusively to the respective States, each within its own territory.What 'crimes' are you ADDING?Regard$,
> "All States are governed by a ruling class that is a minority of the population, and which subsists as a parasitic and exploitative burden upon the rest of society. Since its rule is exploitative and parasitic, the State must purchase the alliance of a group of "Court Intellectuals," whose task is to bamboozle the public into accepting and celebrating the rule of its particular State. The Court Intellectuals have their work cut out for them. In exchange for their continuing work of apologetics and bamboozlement, the Court Intellectuals win their place as junior partners in the power, prestige, and loot extracted by the State apparatus from the deluded public." -- Murray Rothbard
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