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Posted: 10/11/2005 9:02:53 AM EDT
Could the Govt put a Tax on Certain Speech?  Lets say if you want to speak out against the Govt, you are free to do so but you must pay a $200.00 tax and submit the proper forms.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 9:04:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DoNotTreadOnMe:
Could the Govt put a Tax on Certain Speech?  Lets say if you want to speak out against the Govt, you are free to do so but you must pay a $200.00 tax and submit the proper forms.



I'm assuming you mean the United States.  The short answer is no.

R.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 9:05:57 AM EDT
They will tax paper first.  Using some argument that paper is more enduring that somone's voice.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 9:13:05 AM EDT

Could the Govt put a Tax on Certain Speech? Lets say if you want to speak out against the Govt, you are free to do so but you must pay a $200.00 tax and submit the proper forms.


Then it wouldn't be free.

Eddie
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 9:16:08 AM EDT
Might as well, another Constitutional right is taxed, and it shall not be infringed, we might as well do for all as we do for one.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 9:24:12 AM EDT



i kind of wish they would.

then people would realize what that whole "...foreign AND DOMESTIC..." thing meant and we might actually be able to get our guns back.


Link Posted: 10/11/2005 9:26:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/11/2005 9:27:01 AM EDT by NimmerMehr]
Wait!  They don't take speech because it is not a good or service.

they censor speech, citing "national security!"
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 10:10:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NimmerMehr:
They will tax paper first.  Using some argument that paper is more enduring that somone's voice.



Shades of the Stamp Act?
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 10:12:02 AM EDT
Sure if it deals with commerce.

They could do it.



CRC
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 10:14:28 AM EDT
You haven't read up on the McCain-Feingold free speech violation Campaign Finance Reform Act, have you?

Political speech is heavily regulated by that law, that Bush signed and SCOTUS upheld.

So much for "Congress shall make no law..."
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