Re: "A Cogent Summary of Federal Jurisdictions"

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Posted by Man of Reason on October 27, 1998 at 18:47:10:

In Reply to: "A Cogent Summary of Federal Jurisdictions" posted by Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S. on October 03, 1998 at 23:17:24:

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: /s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.

Gee! That article sure reads an awful lot like my posting from quite some time ago. (A view with which PAM took exception.) Could it be that he is learning something?

Quoting from my previous post >

"The key to understanding is to realize that, within the federal powers granted by the Constitution, (i.e. within the Constitutional subject matter jurisdiction) the federal government has (by definition) territorial jurisdiction everywhere in the country. Once those powers are granted, the only limits to them must also derive from the Constitution (or laws made pursuant thereto), not from claims on somebody's website."

I still disagree with PAM's claim of a 'municipal' tax code. The federal Constitution grants the federal government the power to lay and collect taxes throughout the nation.

To wit (also quoted from the previous post):

"The Constitution gives the federal government the 'power to lay and collect taxes' (Article I Section 8 Clause 1). The same document restricts that power in several ways: no taxes on exports from any State (AI, S9, C5), direct taxes apportioned (AI, S2, C3 and AI, S9, C4), indirect taxes must be uniform (AI, S8, C1), taxes must be collected for 'the common defense and general welfare of the United States' (AI, S8, C1). These are the only permanent restrictions on the taxing power. Congress may self-impose other restrictions if it desires, but it may also remove any restrictions it has previously self-imposed."

I suppose you have to walk before you can run. It would seem that PAM has at least taken a step in the right direction...

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