Based on the ruling by the Supreme Court this morning, it appears that Congress has acquired new taxation powers. Essentially, Congress can now fine the failure to do… whatever. These are some of the taxes that are now, according to the Supreme Court, entirely constititional:
If you haven’t had a child, you have to pay a tax penalty of $10,000 a year. Get to procreating.
If you fail to tithe at least 10% of your income to a recognized, tax exempt church, you will be assessed the balance as a church tax.
If you don’t own at least one firearm per adult in your household, you are assessed a tax of $10,000 a year.
If you fail to fly an American Flag outside your home on Flag Day, you will be assessed a $10,000 tax.
You’ll hear a lot today about how the Court wisely realized that it wasn’t their place to throw away laws properly instituted by Congress, and how they would be an activist court if they do that, and all sorts of hoo-rah to gloss over the fact that the SCOTUS just raped the Commerce Clause and left it for dead.
Of course, you won’t hear any of that nonsense about how the the court threw out an entire law to make it legal to lie about having been awarded the highest military honors in our land and drag down the reputations of the men who actually did honorable and valorous acts.
Preventing the government from taking control over your body? Activism from the bench. Allowing leftists to lie about the military? Well… someone’s got to do it.
John Gross, a resident of Indianapolis’ south side, was leaving Florida with the remains of his grandfather — Mario Mark Marcaletti, a Sicilian immigrant who worked for the Penn Central Railroad in central Indiana — in a tightly sealed jar marked “Human Remains.”
Gross said he didn’t think he’d have a problem, until he ran into a TSA agent at the Orlando airport.
“They opened up my bag, and I told them, ‘Please, be careful. These are my grandpa’s ashes,'” Gross told RTV6’s Norman Cox. “She picked up the jar. She opened it up.
“I was told later on that she had no right to even open it, that they could have used other devices, like an X-ray machine. So she opened it up. She used her finger and was sifting through it. And then she accidentally spilled it.”
You know how you stop this? Prosecute them for desecration of a corpse.
Fla. Statute 872.06(2)
A person who mutilates, commits sexual abuse upon, or otherwise grossly abuses a dead human body commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. Any act done for a bona fide medical purpose or for any other lawful purpose does not under any circumstance constitute a violation of this section.
Running guns to the Mexican cartels so they can gun down Mexican citizens and Federal agents? A-OK, you even get executive privilege to cover it up.
Mexican officials being allowed forks in the Presence? No est bueno.
Chief Administrative Judge Victor Lander:
We were not asked to speak before the committee today. If we had been asked to speak I certainly would have let it be known, first and foremost, that the court is not a revenue generating entity. It is there to ensure that justice is done in this community. To the extent that they’re looking at the courts as some way of raising money, that’s not what we’re there for, that’s not what the law provides, and it’s not what the law allows.
The court is not a revenue generating entity; the court is there to ensure that justice is done. When you start looking at a court as a place where you’re going to come up with money and generate revenue, then you’ve got a kangaroo court, and that is not what Dallas is all about. We’re a first class city, the eighth largest city in the country, we do not need to have that kind of reputation.
Fucking A. I’m glad someone in the system remembers how it is supposed to work.
James Harrington, director of the Texas Civil Rights Project, an Austin-based nonprofit group, questioned the father’s decision to “summarily execute” the alleged molester without due process.
“Assuming it’s true that this guy was molesting the daughter, and we don’t know what exactly happened at this point, he would then have the right to defend [her], and hit him enough to have him stop,” Harrington told FoxNews.com. “But you cannot summarily execute him, even though I can understand the anger he would have.”
Jimmy, if you think you are advancing the cause of civil rights by saying this — you’re not.
Stop worrying so much about the rights of child rapists, and you will get more people behind your cause.