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    Perry’s Important Message - A Stable and Predictable Legal Order

    10/28/2011
    A Predictable and Stable Legal Order

    A government with moral and legal authority promulgates written rules and universally, impartially and uniformly enforces the rules, which provides a predictable and stable legal order on which to base economic and personal decisions.  The law prevails, not the proclamation or arbitrary decision of a ruler, government bureaucrat, the enforcer (e.g., policeman) or judge.

    Perry’s Important Message - A Stable and Predictable Legal Order

    A stable and predictable legal order is imperative for personal freedom and economic prosperity.   When people know the rules and can reasonably anticipate the stability and just enforcement of the laws, everyone benefits.  Individuals, smalls businesses and big businesses invest their time, energy and resources based on a predictable legal order.  The more stable and predictable the legal order the more freedom and prosperity.

    Recently, the media focused their attention on Perry's proposed flat tax.  Equally import for all Americans is to appreciate and support a stable and predictable legal order.  Notably, Perry also spoke on the concept of legal order, which was reported in the Wall Street Journal:

    We should start moving toward fiscal responsibility by capping federal spending at 18% of our gross domestic product, banning earmarks and future bailouts, and passing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution. My plan freezes federal civilian hiring and salaries until the budget is balanced. And to fix the regulatory excess of the Obama administration and its predecessors, my plan puts an immediate moratorium on pending federal regulations and provides a full audit of all regulations passed since 2008 to determine their need, impact and effect on job creation.

    ObamaCare, Dodd-Frank and Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley must be quickly repealed and, if necessary, replaced by market-oriented, common-sense measures.

    Apparently, Perry is supporting the admendment to cut spending to 2008 levels, capping spending at 18% and balancing the budget.  These elements are the major focus of Cut, Cap and Balance (CCB), which strongly endorsed by FreedomWorks. [Read: http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/teda/restricting-spending-is-essential-for-democracy-am]

    If “freezes federal civilian hiring” reduces the federal payroll, this is good.  All are important steps to creating a stable and consistent legal order.

    The repeal of ObamCare is equally important.  Since the passage of ObamaCare, bureaucrats have made thousands of decisions concerning taxes, waivers, rules for insurers, doctors, businesses and individuals.  As Nancy Pelosi infamously said, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.”   Obviously, this is the opposite of a stable and predictable legal order and greatly hampers freedom and prosperity in America.   

    Likewise, Dodd-Frank and exploding federal regulations are a product of complicit politicians and predatory interest groups.  Repeal is essential to improve lending and increase industrial expansion.

    Special-interest groups and arrogant politicians have hijacked the American political system.  Political donation and special interest favors have created a tax and regulatory quagmire, which greatly impedes investing and expansion for all Americans.

    Obliquely but most importantly, Perry is promoting the essential elements for a free and prosperous society, which is:

    A government with moral and legal authority promulgates written rules and universally, impartially and uniformly enforces the rules, which provides a predictable and stable legal order on which to base economic and personal decisions.  The law prevails, not the proclamation or arbitrary decision of a ruler, government bureaucrat, the enforcer (e.g., policeman) or judge.

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    Richard TaylorAPP
    10/29/2011

    Sorry, Perry speaks out of two sides of his mouth, just as Romney and all other candidates; with the EXCEPTION of Ron Paul. Perry cannot speak of the rule of law on one hand, then completely destroy that law with unenumerated (and unconstitutional) flat percentage taxation on the other.

    The Constitution before being "unconstitutionally amended" read like this: Section 8. The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the DEBTS and provide for the common DEFENCE and "GENERAL WELFARE" of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

    Section 9. ...NO Capitation, or OTHER direct, Tax shall be laid, UNLESS in "Proportion to the CENSUS or ENUMERATION" herein >>>"BEFORE" directed to be taken. (NOT AFTER as a FLAT PERCENTAGE TAX DOES)

    UNCONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT: Amendment XVI: The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and "WITHOUT REGARD" to any CENSUS of "ENUMERATION".

    You may ask, why is it Unconstitutional; The answer is that the federal government CANNOT ARROGATE "ANY NEW POWER", NOR can the states "ARROGATE a NEW POWER" UPON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, which would be the SAME THING! (the Ratifying and Amendment process is limited to making changes ONLY WITHIN the DELEGATED POWERS) It would be a "MEANS" to skirt the law i.e. the Constitution. -----

    Where does it say this? -----

    In the Virginia Ratifying Convention 6-16-1788, that "DEFINES THE MEANING OF THE WORDS IN THE CONSTITUTION": It is one of our suggested reading documents on our web site: -----" George Nicholas 6-16-1788: > ...that this >>>>>>>"GENERAL WELFARE" was united, "NOT" to "the general power of legislation", but to the >"PARTICULAR" POWER > of laying and collecting taxes, IMPOSTS, and EXCISES, >>>FOR THE PURPOSE of paying the DEBTS and providing for the "COMMON DEFENCE", that is, that they could raise >>>"AS MUCH" money as would pay the "DEBTS" and provide for the "COMMON DEFENCE", in >>>"CONSEQUENCE of this power". The clause which was affectedly called the sweeping clause (Article VI) contained "NO new grant of power"."

    -----Only 2 things! Do you see anything about social security, welfare checks (a misuse of the word welfare and an expounding upon a "general phrase")??? -----

    Mr. PENDLETON. "...With respect to the necessity of the ten miles square being superseded by the subsequent clause, which gives them power to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers VESTED by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof, I understand that clause as NOT going a "single step beyond" the "DELEGATED powers". What can it act upon? Some power given by this Constitution. If they should be about to pass a law in consequence of this clause, they must pursue some of the "DELEGATED powers", but can by >>>>>"NO MEANS" depart from them, (N)OR "ARROGATE" >>>"ANY NEW" powers; for the >>>PLAIN LANGUAGE of the clause is, to give them power to pass laws in order to give "effect" to the >>>>>>>"DELEGATED" powers"." -----

    So stop propping up Perry, lifetime Democrat wearing Republican t-shirt or Mitt or others who have NO INTENTION of following our Constitution; Conservatism is NOTHING without Constitutionalism; and there is only ONE candidate that is actually following the law, and that Candidate is RON PAUL. So unless you want to continue down the road of status quo, you better start considering and promoting the only candidate, RON PAUL, that has a 11 point plan to step back to obeying our laws that your article wishes to convey.

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    Richard TaylorAPP
    10/29/2011

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