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Postby The Flutterlands » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:57 am

Telconi wrote:
Vulturret wrote:Yes and no... Different instances in the past have suggested both responses... Typical :p


It would seem to me that the taxation of a protected right would be binary. If you can, then it applies to all, if you cannot, then it applies to all.

Imagine if they taxed your free speech in general. Like they penalize you for Conservative or liberal speech with a tax. Of course that would be illegal.
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Postby Freezic Vast » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:05 pm

The Flutterlands wrote:
Telconi wrote:
It would seem to me that the taxation of a protected right would be binary. If you can, then it applies to all, if you cannot, then it applies to all.

Imagine if they taxed your free speech in general. Like they penalize you for Conservative or liberal speech with a tax. Of course that would be illegal.

Obvious statement is obvious. Although considering how hyper-partisan and politicized we are I wouldn't be surprised if that happened anytime in the next decade or so. By which spectrum does that IDK.
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Postby Hurdergaryp » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:01 pm

Freezic Vast wrote:
The Flutterlands wrote:Imagine if they taxed your free speech in general. Like they penalize you for Conservative or liberal speech with a tax. Of course that would be illegal.

Obvious statement is obvious. Although considering how hyper-partisan and politicized we are I wouldn't be surprised if that happened anytime in the next decade or so. By which spectrum does that IDK.

While objectivists would state that any action that happens to be profitable for the entrepreneurs dominating the utopian post-government realm is positive by default and therefore should not be questioned. Just make sure not to call it a tax, because taxes are evil. Call it additional fees for special services.

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Postby Telconi » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:57 pm

The Flutterlands wrote:
Telconi wrote:
It would seem to me that the taxation of a protected right would be binary. If you can, then it applies to all, if you cannot, then it applies to all.

Imagine if they taxed your free speech in general. Like they penalize you for Conservative or liberal speech with a tax. Of course that would be illegal.


They already charge special taxes on guns and ammunition. So if they can do that why not free speech?
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Postby Freezic Vast » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:01 pm

Telconi wrote:
The Flutterlands wrote:Imagine if they taxed your free speech in general. Like they penalize you for Conservative or liberal speech with a tax. Of course that would be illegal.


They already charge special taxes on guns and ammunition. So if they can do that why not free speech?

Because that'd be illegal, and a CLEAR violation of the first amendment.
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