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One subject citizens are uninformed on is the ORIGINAL AND CONTINUED purpose for the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution. Today many people have derived their
misunderstanding of the 2nd Amendment from resources including legal rulings, community standards, created laws, emotional response to a firearms tragedy, and educational
training; molding those conclusions into an approved justification for ownership confined to hunting, personal protection, sport, licensing or antique collection, none of which
relate to the 2nd Amendment. One needs to return to American history, the founding documents, to truly understand the 2nd Amendment significance to our liberty, the Republic,
States Rights, and especially God granted individual sovereign autonomy.

The link provided here offers a realistic look at the only purpose our founders established the 2nd Amendment; the God granted right of self-protection against despotic tyranny.
The founders published a declaration to the world 12 months in advance of the Declaration of Independence on July 6, 1775 entitled
“A Declaration by the Representatives of the
United Colonies of North-America, Now Met in Congress at Philadelphia, Setting Forth the Causes and Necessity of Their Taking Up Arms”.

We suggest you re-read the document over several days to fully grasp the content, emotion, purpose, force of the language. Consider the deep convictions, multiple attempts of
political resolution prior to the published date. Then honestly evaluate your beliefs of 2nd Amendment arms in conjunction with our Republic.

Avalon Project: Arms
The Second Amendment
ARTICLE 1, SECTION 8:  The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare
of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

The States gave Congress the power to create and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises, but only duties, imposts and excises are required to be uniform across the United States.  Taxes come
under different rules.  The FAIR Tax claims to be uniform in that all services and sales are to be taxed, so it cannot be a constitutionally-authorized tax.

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THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE 1, SECTION 9, CLAUSE 4:  
No capitation, or other direct Tax, shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.

This was changed by the 16th Amendment, which says, The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the
several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.

The States did not give the Congress power to directly tax the people of the states in neither the original Constitution nor under the 16th Amendment, unless the tax was tied directly to the number of
people in each state as determined by the census.   The state population determined the amount of tax to be paid, not the wages nor the purchases of individuals.  Therefore as a direct un-
apportioned tax upon the people, the FAIR Tax is not constitutionally authorized.

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ARTICLE 1, SECTION 9, CLAUSE 5:
No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.

The States did not give Congress the power to tax or post a duty on any article exported from any state.  The FAIR Tax does not distinguish between goods imported from a foreign country and goods
exported from a state, whether they are exported abroad or to other states.

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ARTICLE 1, SECTION 10:
No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely necessary.

The States gave Congress the primary responsibility for deciding and collecting imposts or duties on Imports and Exports and limited their own ability to do so, subject to Congressional approval.












THE CONSTITUTION PARTY PLAN TO RESTORE THE CONSTITUTIONALLY-CORRECT
SYSTEM OF TAXATION

Since 1913, our Constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property have been abridged and diminished by the imposition on each of us of Federal income, payroll, and estate taxes. This is an
unconstitutional federal assumption of direct taxing authority.

The Internal Revenue Service is the enforcement arm of the Federal government's present unjust tax system. Taxpayers, both in groups and as individuals, have repeatedly sought responses from the
IRS bureaucracy as to the basis for the agency's tax policies and procedures. No answers have been forthcoming although a responsible government must be answerable to the people and has a duty
to those it is supposed to serve.

IT IS OUR INTENTION TO REPLACE THE CURRENT TAX SYSTEM OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT (INCLUDING INCOME TAXES, PAYROLL TAXES, AND ESTATE TAXES),
WITH A TARIFF BASED REVENUE SYSTEM SUPPLEMENTED BY EXCISE TAXES.

WE OPPOSE the flat-rate tax, national sales tax, the FAIR Tax, and value added tax proposals. There is no constitutional authority granted to Congress for such taxes.
WE PROPOSE:
        LEGISLATION TO ABOLISH THE IRS (like the Liberty Amendment), and will veto any authorization, appropriation, or continuing                                    
resolution which contains any funding whatsoever for that illicit and unconstitutional agency. The IRS is the enforcement arm of the Federal government’s present unjust tax system. A responsible
government must be answerable to the people and has a duty to those it is supposed to serve.

        LEGISLATION TO ABOLISH THE FEDERAL RESERVE and return the monetary system back over to the Department of Treasury, as well as re-establishing the gold and silver standard.

        LEGISLATION TO DEFUND and/or DISMANTLE all government agencies and departments which exceed the enumerated powers in the Constitution.

        LEGISLATION TO BEGIN A PHASE-OUT of Social Security and other entitlement programs, retaining payments to current recipients while returning the responsibility for these programs back to
the people and the states under the 10th Amendment.

        A RETURN TO THE ORIGINAL TARIFF SYSTEM on foreign made products.

        CORPORATE TAXATION WITHIN CONSTI-TUTIONAL RESTRAINTS. The Supreme Court has defined “income” as a “gain or increase arising from corporate activity or privilege.” People are not
corporations, and corporations should not be treated as “people” for the purposes of taxation. The original intent of the 16th Amendment was to tax income derived from invested capital, not the wages
of personal labor.

        EXCISE TAXES for specific uses within the scope of constitutional authority, such as the Motor Fuel Excise Tax, not in excess of those currently imposed.

        THE APPORTIONED “STATE-RATE TAX”. Should tariffs and excises, prove insufficient to cover the legitimate Constitutional costs of the federal government, we would implement the
apportioned “state-rate tax”, in which the responsibility for covering the cost of unmet obligations will be divided among the several states in accordance with their proportion of the total population of
these United States, excluding the District of Columbia.

Why replace one unconstitutional tax system with another unconstitutional tax system? Why not re-build America’s economic structure on the principles established by the Founders in the
Constitution? Why not do it right this time?
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