Balance of Article I, section 9

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The balance of Article I, section 9,

This Article has the directions on how Congress is to account for the money it takes in, and expressly forbids other laws from being enacted by Congress.

“No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or enumeration herein before directed to be taken.”

This clause is covered extensively in Fundamentals #13

“No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.”

Violations of this clause was one of the reasons for the ”Civil War.”  The North was putting Tariff’s on the sale of cotton from the South.  A civil war is fought when two factions are vying for the control of the same government.  This was no civil war.

“No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one State over those of another; nor shall Vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay Duties in another.”

Tell the above to the Coast Guard and the D.E.A.

“No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.”

The last time anyone tried to get an accounting was Senator Byrd in 1997.  He was told they couldn’t give him one because they were switching to computers.  Our tax money is supposed to be deposited into the Treasury.  Since 1792 it has been deposited into a central bank

“No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.”

This clause means that none can be granted an advantage over another because of a title—like “minority.”

John Conway


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