Pastors fight IRS political endorseme...

Pastors fight IRS political endorsement ban

There are 69 comments on the WMUR-TV Manchester story from Oct 7, 2012, titled Pastors fight IRS political endorsement ban. In it, WMUR-TV Manchester reports that:

When Ron Johnson takes take his pulpit on Sunday, he will willfully break the law.

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serfs up

Melbourne, FL

#64 Oct 8, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Irrelevant to the issue at hand.
In any event, the population is not being taxed at "extreme levels", especially not the top one percent. Moreover, your statement does not address the purposes of taxation. For example, there is a difference between taxes to help those who struggle, and taxes to throw away on needless wars.
The wars and foreign entanglements I agree. the domestic encroaching tyranny is also a concern. for those who struggle you are right but there is massive fraud in everything and everything involved with government. And that needs to be cleaned up even if those cheating the system lose. Politicians have not even started yet on this and have only played some minor games to forestall the inevitable.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#65 Oct 8, 2012
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> The wars and foreign entanglements I agree. the domestic encroaching tyranny is also a concern. for those who struggle you are right but there is massive fraud in everything and everything involved with government. And that needs to be cleaned up even if those cheating the system lose. Politicians have not even started yet on this and have only played some minor games to forestall the inevitable.
Agreed, but the left has made more of an effort than the right.
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#66 Oct 8, 2012
Tax all the religious organisations. No more tax free status.
serfs up

Melbourne, FL

#67 Oct 8, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Agreed, but the left has made more of an effort than the right.
Not correct. Lived in high tax cities with massively overcompensated government employees and government contracts and government work rules. That is just to start. It should cost a pittance to live in cities compared to suburbs. Cities with the help of the Feds were destroyed and actually cost much more to live in because of it. Only the older stock of homes keeps the prices lower then the burbs.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#68 Oct 8, 2012
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> Not correct. Lived in high tax cities with massively overcompensated government employees and government contracts and government work rules. That is just to start. It should cost a pittance to live in cities compared to suburbs. Cities with the help of the Feds were destroyed and actually cost much more to live in because of it. Only the older stock of homes keeps the prices lower then the burbs.
City living costs more because people tend to find them more desirable. Landlords and businesses take advantage of that.

Cities also tend to cost more to maintain, and they provide more services.
3OHA

San Jose, CA

#69 Oct 8, 2012
PayThat CEO wrote:
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Someone seems to have an absolute right to tax ME. Why shouldn't churches be taxed? It's not like their little country churches taking care of the community anymore. Many are are million dollar businesses - the Catholic Church being the richest - the Mormon Church being the largest landholder (they even speculated the land in Kissimmee, Florida before Disney World was built). You mean to tell me these "businesses" shouldn't pay a dime in tax?
Baloney. It's time they take part in helping support their country.
Typical wide brush ignorance of churches and taxation realities. Any business activity of churches is indeed taxed. There is a distinction between church activities and business activities. Read your tax law. You argue from ignorance, which actually is your problem with all political issues.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#70 Oct 8, 2012
3OHA wrote:
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Typical wide brush ignorance of churches and taxation realities. Any business activity of churches is indeed taxed. There is a distinction between church activities and business activities. Read your tax law. You argue from ignorance, which actually is your problem with all political issues.
So if taxing that business activity of the church doesn't infringe on their free speech or religious freedom, then how does making them pay property tax have any effect?
CatholicPatriot

Manteca, CA

#71 Oct 12, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Then why hasn't it been overturned by ANY court in the past 50+ years?
I can't find a SINGLE judge ANYWHERE that has ruled the Johnson amendment unconstitutional.
The SCOTUS was predominantly liberal and predominantly anti-Catholic.
Why would they overturn an anti-Catholic law? In fact, the SCOTUS justices left behind a clear pattern of discrimination against Catholic organizations and Catholic individuals over the last 70 years.

The New Deal turned out to be a Raw Deal.
CatholicPatriot

Manteca, CA

#72 Oct 12, 2012
No one denies Johnson himself was anti-Catholic.
That's why everyone was so surprised Kennedy picked him as a running mate.

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