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  • Are state taxes illegal?

    The 14th Amendment says: " nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." So a state can't arbitrarily take away a person's property. The 9th amendment says, " The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by agiustina on Sat, Mar 24 2012
  • Healthcare Individual Mandate Constitutional

    I came across an interesting blog post today regarding "Obamacare" and the individual mandate. The author claims the mandate under the constitution is perfectly legal because it is simply a tax. [quote]There’s...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by tcostel on Tue, May 17 2011
  • Re: States Have The Right To Put Anything in Their Constitutions?

    [quote user="yoshimura"] [quote user="Stranger"] Sorry, it's just a stupid piece of paper. [/quote] What about paper contracts people sign? Could you please distinguish what makes the Constitution stupid vis a vis "regular" contracts? Thanks :-) [/quote] This is one...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by AnonLLF on Sun, Jan 31 2010
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