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Old November 20, 2012, 11:23 AM   #26
Mike Irwin
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People seem to look at the Constitution and think that it is the beginning and end of US law. I submit that the Constitution is not the law of the land, but the framework our platform for the law of the land, which is is the US Code and its various titles.

The Constitution gives de facto taxing power to the Government, and many courts at the various levels have recognized the right of the government to levy taxes even on rights that are enumerated by the Constitution.

The concept of' natural rights' being somehow free of taxes is an interesting theory, but has no foundation under any legal precedent with which I am familiar.
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