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To President Donald Trump and Congress

To the President of the United States and Congress: Many of those elected to positions in government have occupations outside of government, e.g.; doctors, educators, accountants, lawyers and the like.  They are well educated in their field, however, can they … Continue reading

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Understanding Article I, Section 8, clause 1

 “The Congress shall have Power  To lay and collect Taxes, . . .” Two important principles to understand in reading the United States Constitution.  The first was expressed by James Madison, in his Report of the Virginia Resolutions. “It will … Continue reading

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Taxation and The Silver Bullet . . .

Edited 11/15/2017 IF YOU ARE WILLING TO USE IT. . . . “The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes . . .” Constitution for the United States of America Article I, Section 8, cl 1. Understanding just … Continue reading

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Fundamental Principles and the Rule of Law

This is a reasonable axiom that is learned from history although not well learned and followed by subsequent generations.  Niccolò Machiavelli, expressed this principle [1469-1527]: ”Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble … Continue reading

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