Nebraska Exempt From Health Care Tax
Congressional taxes are to be uniform throughout the United States
December 22, 2009

Well, I guess I have to come off of my Christmas vacation to explain to Congress that the U.S. Constitution does not allow Congress to impose a tax that is not uniform through the United States.

You most likely have heard about Nebraska's Senator, Ben Nelson, selling out on the health care issue. He said he would not go along with a bill that funded abortions. However apparently he can be bought for one-hundred million.

That's right, Senator Ben Nelson managed to get his state to be opted out of having to pay the one-million a year price tag that is attached to the government ran health care plan. This is the amount that the rest of the states would be forced to pay for the unconstitutional plan.

The following is in the U.S. Constitution, under the powers that are granted to the U.S. Congress:

To lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;"

There you have it. Taxes must be "uniform" throughout the United States. Congress cannot exempt one state from a tax, while imposing that tax on the rest of the states. It is like they are just making this stuff up as they go along. Maybe the liberals figured that they could make an unlawful exemption, considering that the entire bill is unlawful to begin with. 

Oh, and by the way that "general welfare," spoken of in that power that is given to Congress, is "of the United States." It is not of the individual states, nor is it of the individual people. We can know this for a few reasons, but the one main reason is the conjunction "and." The conjunction "and" equates the United States "general welfare" in the sentence with the United States "common defense" in the sentence. This means (in the English language) that, that which is true for one, is true for the other. And we all know that the federal government will NOT get involved in an instate defense matter. --For example, if your neighbor punches you in the nose, you cannot call the FBI.

We also see that the U.S. Constitution shows the United States, the states, and the people as separate in the 10th amendment:

Amendment 10 - Powers Retained by the States and the People (ratified December 15, 1791)

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to
the states respectively, or to the people.

That's enough for now...

Debra J.M. Smith

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