The 90% Tax Rate and the Constitution

It should be obvious to any that observe the US Congress that they never let a little thing like the Constitution stand in their way. That said their recent acts should be troubling to anyone that values the Constitution and the intent of the writers.

Article 1, Section 9 deals with the issue:

“No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.”

Easy to understand, pretty straight forward. Yet it doesn’t seem simple enough for many members of Congress in the House. Again no surprise there. Perhaps certain members of Congress should go back and read Federalist Paper #84 where it says:

“The creation of crimes after the commission of the fact, or, in other words, the subjecting of men to punishment for things which, when they were done, were breaches of no law, and the practice of arbitrary imprisonments, have been, in all ages, the favorite and most formidable instruments of tyranny.”

Enough said for now, time to look for some tea.

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