Anytime they want
Bad times only
I don't know
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully. Psalm 24
"True law is right reason in agreement with nature . . . Whoever is disobedient is fleeing from himself and denying his human nature [and] will suffer the worst penalties . . ." - Cicero
****'em one less state filled with assholes to worry about.
"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan
The Founders knew darn well that they needed a broader back home support for ratification and wisely mandated CONVENTIONS OF THE PEOPLE to achieve that goal.
Too many folks on the right talk about STATES like they are some walking, talking. breathing entity that exists apart distinct and different than the real flesh and blood people who actually are the states.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
While I do enjoy having this debate because it never seems to get old, I will only add that it is patently obvious how many of the politicians in Washington view the people of the United States: tax slaves.
Excerpt from the Ex-PATRIOT Act submitted by Schumer and Casey:I think that is pretty clear...... when an individual expatriates for a substantial tax purpose—as judged by the Internal Revenue Service—that individual will be subject to a 30% capital gains tax on future investment gains. ... if the IRS finds that avoidance of taxes was a substantial purpose of expatriation, the individual who renounced citizenship will be barred from any type of re-entry into the United States.
Yeah, people like those who created the Constitution. Those types. States are a political and geographical body consisting of the people of that state. Its is part of our political makeup. You can't get away from it. The constitution was concerned with the powers to the State and those to the Central or Federal govt.
Last edited by Quantrill; 05-20-12 at 03:35 PM.