When the government/IRS, can tell a church to, "Shut Up", politically or be taxed, that is INDEED limiting freedom of speech. FFS, that isn't taxing! That`s telling someone to shut up. Those are two COMPLETELY different actions.
Want evidence? OK. Can I tax you without telling you to shut up? (Yes)! Can I tell you to shut up without taxing you? (Yes)! See - the are different actions!
[quote]they then tell you under no uncertain terms how to conduct business and they can ask for your records at anytime[/quote] Conducting a business is an ACTION; they have every right to legislate it. What are you missing? Help me to understand where you are lost on this.
[quote]With the exception of perhaps the cult of scientology.[/quote] So YOU actually want to control religion. F*ck off. You claim to be worried about universal freedoms but you`re only worried about yourself.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 11:41:49 PM
Humanaction: "Taxation, when applied universally, does not limit freedom of speech."
Yes, yes it does. When the government/IRS, can tell a church to, "Shut Up", politically or be taxed, that is INDEED limiting freedom of speech. And it doesn't stop once they start taxing, they then tell you under no uncertain terms how to conduct business and they can ask for your records at anytime. Also, if you are audited, according to tax law, you are guilty until you prove your innocence. Not to mention, they can and do seize/freeze bank accounts and property.
I do NOT want to ever see that treatment ever applied to churches. With the exception of perhaps the cult of scientology.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:18:44 AM
i'd have taken out the carrots and shoved them up the ass of said USDA autocrats.
To all the folks saying a garden can be dangerous to your house.. really? what the tomatoes are gonna suicide bomb the door? grow up this is a veggie patch, on the off chance something bad grew there you could just say.. don`t grow that,
funny thing is.. a few weeks back i was a lowlife maggot for saying that a mentaly handicapped person should be kept quit if the rest of the neighbours experienced disturbance of the peace..
this is a veggie patch for a dissabled mum grown by a for year old kid so they can eat? what the hell is wrong with you??