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Georgia GOP Senate Debate: 100% of the Constitution, 100% of the Time (VIDEO)

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That was quite enjoyable. I feel compelled to bump



great Job TMOT!

I'd rather have a bottle in front o' me than a frontal lobotomy

Good job Derrick! One

Good job Derrick!

One question you should be ready for is that if you support the constitution 100%, how can you also be against the income tax and the sixteenth ammendment?

I am all for you, 100%, just be ready for that question.

Income Tax & 16th Amendment

FYI, the 16th Amendment didn't mandate an income tax. It simply gave Congress the "power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states". Article I, Section 9, Clause 4 of the Constitution provides that "No Capitation or other direct tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the census or enumeration herein before directed to be taken." According to most interpretations, the 16th Amendment allowed an income tax, without the necessity of raising incomes from each of the states proportionate to their populations, which would have been virtually impossible to calculate and/or implement. There are those who maintain that, even with the 16th Amendment, a tax on personal income is still not permitted under the Constitution. In any event, IMHO it is not inconsistent to be 100% for the Constitution and be strongly against an income tax, or even to openly seek to repeal the 16th Amendment.

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

That's the thing, you have to

That's the thing, you have to respect the Constitution as a stable basis for a lawful society that can't be easily overridden. It's hard to change it, and it should be. So it's reasonable for a Senator say "Yes, it is lawful for the govt to require you to pay taxes, and if you don't like it, help me to change it!"



Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Great job guys! I think

Great job guys!

I think Derrick has his answer now. I'm impressed to have you here. He looks like he is doing very well!

It's about time!

It's about time!

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