Archive | April 2014

The “Living” Constitution and Nullification

 independence-signing (1)

Before the American Revolution, the British and the colonists had “a living, breathing” constitution.  They did not have a written constitution.  Instead, the colonists thought that if their government violated a really old tradition, then their government was unconstitutional.   Continue reading

Taxing, WMS, and the Welfare State

Taxes

     Taxing is used by the government to steal YOUR money that YOU earned YOURSELF.  There are a few principles used to say why the government should tax you.  One is the benefit principle.  The benefit principle is the reason why the government taxes you.  It states that you should give some percentage of what you earn to the government because of what they have done for you. Continue reading