The liberals are at it again trying to tax us more and more. Now they are pushing legislation to impose sales taxes on Internet transactions. And, this time, a handful of Republican Senators are helping them to do it.
At issue is not just the $23 billion that the tax will soak from American households. More important is the underlying issue of government regulation and control. Our second Chief Justice John Marshall wrote that the “power to tax is the power to destroy.” He was right. The power to tax the Internet is the opening wedge in giving our federal government the power to regulate, control, and censor the Internet. It will lead to federal controls on commerce and, eventually, content.
Let's leave one part of our society free from government regulation, censorship, or taxation. The Internet has been notable for its freedom from regulation. Let’s keep it that way.
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