Originally Posted by njoelhickson
No it is not. Because your ability to exercise that right hinges on your willingness or ability to pay the tax. If you don't pay the tax they you cannot exercise the right. Therefore it follows that it is no longer a right but a privilege that the government can take from you.
If you and I want to hand out leaflets about the 2d Am. and we have 2000 printed up at Kinkos, and we can't have them without paying a sales tax, has our freedom of speech been abridged?