You really need to not only re-read my post, but read up on basic
law before you start mischaracterizing my post as the product of "far-right
propaganda" and then telling me to read the Constitution when your analysis
show little if any understanding of it.
1) You state that "Congress can and does delegate its taxing authority to
I never commented on whether Congress can or can't delegate its
taxing authority. My sole point was and still is that what Congress hasn't
authorized _can't_ be delegated. Do you actually believe that Congress can
delegate what it hasn't authorized?
2) You state "Regulatory agencies can and do make law under the
Constitution, as do
I stated that Congress _never_ authorized those taxes. You take issue with
but what you conveniently ignore (and I assume you must be ignoring it,
purport to be a Constitutionally well-read individual) is that these
create taxes. Period. Only Congress has the authority to levy taxes and
that is clearly
enumerated in the Constitution you implore me to read. For your reference,
gander at Article I, Section 8 (you may find that section interesting as
that is where Congress derives its powers for copyright and patent law as
3) You really learn to learn how to read carefully before you start
you disagree with as being "far right militia" propaganda.
At 10:06 AM 9/30/02 -0700, you wrote:
>Congress can and does delegate its taxing authority to regulatory agencies.
>Regulatory agencies can and do make law under the Constitution, as do
>courts. You'd be far better off looking at a civics book in the library than
>reading far right militia propaganda on topics of Constitutionality and due
> > From: James Santagata <jsanta_at_audiencetrax.com>
> > Reply-To: keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net
> > Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 20:29:56 -0700
> > To: keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net
> > Subject: (keitai-l) Re: SMS/mobile Internet/TV
> > I hate to get into politics here, but everything is about politics. I
> > frankly can't stand
> > the FCC, the FTC, and the rest of these alphabet soup bureaucratic.
> It's so
> > typical that the biggest charges on my phone bill are
> > taxes/surchages/excise fees
> > and those are the things that are actually illegal in the US since only
> > Congress
> > can tax and the latest tax (aka the Al Gore tax) was not authorized by
> > congress.
> > But it doesn't matter to these agencies, they won't let you repudiate the
> > charges.
> > I tried and they were deadset to turn off my phone! Can anyone say "double
> > standards".
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