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If money, as the Supreme court ruled in Citizens United, is speech, then is taxing my money a restraint of  or infringement upon my first amendment rights. 

Should I have to pay taxes on my money, which has been deemed speech? 

Seems like this could be an interesting way to address Citizens United. 

If my theory makes sense, perhaps refusal to pay taxes, based on Citizens United, could work. 

Perhaps it will set up a dilemma for the Supreme court

Any constitutional lawyers out there want to comment?



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for the supreme court.... by Rob Kall on Friday, Jan 4, 2013 at 7:37:36 PM
Our own OEB blogger and monetary reformer, whom I ... by Scott Baker on Saturday, Jan 5, 2013 at 1:58:45 AM
If money is speech then I want to say how my taxes... by Ed Lytwak on Saturday, Jan 5, 2013 at 4:19:21 PM
 It would be quite ok to develope a Real Camp... by William Crain on Saturday, Jan 5, 2013 at 9:09:59 PM
But, which of the capos will give it standing?&nbs... by muservin on Saturday, Jan 5, 2013 at 4:44:03 PM
Spending money to produce advertising is exercisin... by Carl Milsted Jr. on Saturday, Jan 5, 2013 at 4:49:45 PM
If we can have an EPA, we can surely have a PPA (P... by muservin on Saturday, Jan 5, 2013 at 11:36:28 PM
Please note: reference here is to CFPB, The Consum... by muservin on Sunday, Jan 6, 2013 at 1:12:00 AM
    Brilliant idea ~ i'm surprised ... by William Crain on Saturday, Jan 5, 2013 at 5:17:25 PM
Also, if corporations are persons and commit felon... by Richard Pietrasz on Saturday, Jan 5, 2013 at 5:24:15 PM
Ha! Ha!!!! The honest dollar hasn't had a voice in... by Carson Dugal on Saturday, Jan 5, 2013 at 8:22:36 PM
P.S. And another thing overlooked is the, "Taxatio... by Carson Dugal on Saturday, Jan 5, 2013 at 8:43:44 PM
Sadly the far right wing squirrel nut jobs have al... by Nelson Robison on Saturday, Jan 5, 2013 at 8:50:32 PM
If not game-changer, this is a brilliant strategy ... by John Rachel on Sunday, Jan 6, 2013 at 6:01:35 PM
Certainly equivalent to a straight jab to the nose... by Sam Fedele on Monday, Jan 7, 2013 at 12:50:46 PM
Can not paying your taxes be considered "remaining... by Arend Rietkerk on Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 at 5:01:01 AM