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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-25-09 12:22 PM
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21. seems to me you are wrong on both counts
Edited on Fri Dec-25-09 12:28 PM by hfojvt
going in reverse,

a capitation is not unconstitutional. Note the word UNLESS. Meaning that a capitation that IS in proportion to the census IS Constitutional. A per person or per household tax clearly qualifies as a tax in proportion to the census.

Second, nobody will be convicted without a trial any more than they are when they are issued a speeding ticket. They just have two options
1) pay the fine
2) goto court, lose your case, and then pay the fine

the same would apply if you were fined for not paying your income or property taxes.

edit - yes, I toned down on the snark. After all, I could be wrong too.
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