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TODAY May 6 is the Internet Tax Vote in Senate

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Ever since the House was limited to 435 members

we have been subject to 'taxation without representation.' Some states have one representative for practically 1,000,000 citizens. Originally it was to be one representative for 30,000. So are we truly represented in the House? Can one person reasonably represent 1,000,000? I don't think so!

But I agree with Velveeta Underground, below, this is the most important thread of the day. Hence the bump.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

THIS is the most important

THIS is the most important issue before us today.

Taxation without

Taxation without representation is the law of the land.

Sen. Lautenberg

Never gives a crap about what I say. The man is so corrupt it is sickening.

Called My senator multiple times...

AND TO NO AVAIL.... Sen. Richard (Dick) Blumenthal supports the bill. I spoke to his aide twice in the past 2 weeks, with the latest being yesterday.

I clearly stated that I was NOT in support of this bill and why. And all i get was Ill relay your info to the Senator. For what??!! IT ain't going to do any good. I asked the aide is it possible to change his mind??? No answer to that one.

Anyway, these "politicians" are definitely hell bent on passing this crap anti freedom and liberty but PRO Control legislation


Love Liberty, be Vigilant

"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" (2 Corinthians 3:17)

Faith in God will prevail all things!

They Do

The same thing to me. It almost feels like when I talk to them, it
goes in one ear out the other. Nobody cares about what we have to say.

Got to make it known you'll

Got to make it known you'll actively campaign and contribute money against them if they ignore you. Speak their language.

Judge Marshall and Daniel Webster had it right

AUTHOR: Daniel Webster (1782–1852)
QUOTATION: The power to tax is the power to destroy.
ATTRIBUTION: This quotation comes from the words of DANIEL WEBSTER and those of JOHN MARSHALL in the Supreme Court case, McCulloch v. Maryland.

Webster, in arguing the case, said: “An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy,” 17 U.S. 327 (1819).

In his decision, Chief Justice Marshall said: “That the power of taxing it [the bank] by the States may be exercised so as to destroy it, is too obvious to be denied” (p. 427), and “That the power to tax involves the power to destroy … [is] not to be denied” (p. 431).


Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

here is the breakdown 69 yes- 27 nay, 4 did not vote


Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Oklahoma, Kentucky, New Hampshire
all vote no. Thank you.

I think

This just passed. How sad and corrupt.


That's what they are.

Plain and simple.

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"The State is a gang of thieves writ large." - Murray Rothbard





They are still in the office till late!!! I just called!!


Time to start doing business

Time to start doing business with Bitcoin-friendly vendors?

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Comrade Casey

U.S. Senator Robert Casey (Communist Party), fresh off reelection, continues in his competition with Chuck Slummer, Diane Frankenfeinstein, etc., to see who can be the most disrespectful to our liberties.

His Washington office says he is voting yes.

I told the young man answering the phone to tell Casey to not waste his money in running for another election.

He's done.

But it's not fair!

The brick and mortar stores have their money stolen from the government , and people who go online don't get robbed. What's fair is that we all get robbed by the legalized mafia called the FED.

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Save your emails, Washingtonians...

Murray (D-WA) and Cantwell (D-WA) do not give a shit. Both of them will align their vote with King Obama, as they always have.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

I Faxed Boxer and Feinstein My California Senators Just Now...

I suppose they will vote the same as Cantwell and Murrary in Washington State

Fu**ing frustrating, isn't it?

Imo, the only reason why they have these stupid "constituent lines" is to create the illusion that "they" care.

They care not, as Yoda would say.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.


it's the same situation here in Taxa...uhh...I mean Massachusetts.

"Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society."

— Henry St. John

I Live In California and I Telephoned Boxer and Feinsterin

I got a busy signal from Feinstein..She never uses a phone recorder, which I think she does purposely. You either get a live person or you have to hope that someone answers your call on hold within 2 minutes. I waited two minutes, the phone rang again, then I subsequently received a busy signal. This is very irritating because everytime I call it is the same old tired routine with her phone answering system...

I was however able to leave a recorded message with Senator Boxer urging her to vote against the Internet Tax...

Is it no wonder our country is rapidly marching toward a total police state with Senators like Boxer and Feinstein...

I'll send a fax in support of

I'll send a fax in support of the bill. I'm like one of two liberty supporters that think this is actually a proper use of the commerce clause AND the only fair way to handle sales tax. Your position on this bill should not depend on how you feel about a sales tax in general. If you tax, tax fairly...it's a tenant of a good tax system.

Read the entire bill...

The problem is what else is contained in the bill. If it was just one paragraph straight to the point then I could understand your position. I generally don't agree with any taxes, but I understand how you could argue that this falls under the Commerce Clause. Sadly, this bill will most likely be a good thousand pages long, full of loopholes for well-connected corporations and plenty of infringements on privacy. Not to mention a nice little hidden paragraph basically saying that the Feds can shut down any website they don't like for "security reasons" without any justification. (The DailyPaul comes to mind)

Sorry, but no bill coming out of D.C. will solve any problems. They will only make things worse, as they always have.

We are talking about S.743

We are talking about S.743 right? Cloture has already been voted on for this bill. It is 11 pages long. There is not one thing in S.743 that could be construed as a loophole that will violate privacy and there is no paragraph that allows the Feds to shut down a website for security reasons.

Sorry, but most libertarians are just plan wrong on this one. There is no legitimate reason to tax consumers differently just because a business happens to have a presence within that state.

Where did you get the idea

Where did you get the idea that Libertarians are in favor of ANY taxes?

Because most libertarians I

Because most libertarians I know are reasonable and understand that you do need taxes to run a government. To think otherwise is naive at best. We've always had taxes to fund government and always will. Further, a good libertarian will say that if you must tax, it must be fair...or at least make some sense.

its a matter of choice my

its a matter of choice my friend

voluntary vs threat of force (a bit melodramatic, but doesnt make it otherwise)

in a voluntary based system, who'd you think would serve whom?.....again

not a pretty idea, im sure there will be fear of the untaken path, but i personally believe this just a taste of the reprimand for a government who believes themselves to big for their breeches.

idealogically speaking, i know