Japanese American internment was in "War Relocation Camps" of about 110,000 people of Japanese heritage who lived on the Pacific coast of the United States.
Rex 84, short for Readiness Exercise 1984, was a plan by the United States
federal government to test their ability to detain large numbers of
American citizens in case of massive civil unrest or national emergency.
FM 3-39.40 is the Army's Internment and Resettlement manual.
Who will be put in camps?
According to the MIAC document, supporters of presidential
candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, and Bob Barr. The document asks the Missouri police to be on the lookout for bumper stickers and other paraphernalia associated
with the Constitutional, Campaign for Liberty, and Libertarian parties.
IA-0233-09 is a DHS document that describes extremists as anyone who:
"Vertical" Inequality. Although equality under the law is a bedrock
American principle, the income tax treats citizens unequally. "Vertical"
inequality is created by hugely different tax burdens on citizens at
different income levels. Besides violating the spirit of equal protection guarantees of the
Constitution, such unequal burdens distort perceptions about the costs
and benefits of government because programs appear to be free of cost to
"Horizontal" Inequality. Even people with similar incomes are treated
unequally by the many exemptions, deductions, credits, and other
intricacies of the income tax. For example, there are 59 income tax
provisions that vary depending on marital status. Likewise, the tax
differences between homeowners and renters with the same incomes can be
thousands of dollars because of itemized deductions for property taxes
and mortgage interest.
Complexity, Ambiguity, and Uncertainty. The current IRS
commissioner concedes that the income tax has become too complex for
accurate administration, which is evident in the 28 percent IRS error
rate on phone inquiries and 60 percent error rate on audits. Business
tax rules are so ambiguous that many disputes drag on for years and are
valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Huge Size and Instability of Tax Law. Tax laws, regulations, and related
documentation span 45,662 pages. There were 441 changes to tax rules
in last year's tax-cut law alone. Pension tax laws have been substantially changed nearly every
year since the early 1980s, creating regulatory backlogs and leaving
employers unsure about how to comply.
Denial of Due Process. The IRS engages in many summary judgments, and
enforces them prior to any judicial determinations. Moreover, the very
complexity and ambiguity of the income tax seems to violate due process.
In 1926, the Supreme Court noted that a statute that is "so vague that
men of common intelligence must necessarily guess at its meaning and
differ as to its application, violates that first essential of due
process of law."
Shifting of the Burden of Proof. For non-criminal tax cases -- the vast
majority of cases -- the tax code reverses the centuries-old common law
principle that the burden of proof rests with the accuser. Except in
some narrow circumstances, the IRS does not have to prove the
correctness of its determinations. When the IRS makes erroneous
assessments, as it often does, citizens carry the burden to prove that
they are wrong.
Unreasonable Searches and Seizures. The
IRS's summons authority under tax code section 7602 allows it to obtain
records of every description from any person without showing probable
cause and without a court order.
Forced Self-Incrimination. The requirement to file tax returns sworn to
under penalty of perjury operates to invalidate the Fifth Amendment
protection against self-incrimination. Citizens face a legal dilemma. On
the one hand, refusing to file a return would expose a citizen to
prosecution for failure to file. On the other hand, disclosing
information sought in tax returns constitutes a waiver of Fifth
Amendment protections. The IRS can and does release that information to
federal, state, and local agencies for both tax and non-tax law
Sprawl is a Ponzi scheme and we the taxpayers are the ones left holding the empty bags.
Municipalities chase outward growth to find new tax revenue that
proves insufficient when the infrastructure needs repair; so they chase
even more new growth to pay for the previous round, over and over, until
the pattern chokes the economic life out of the place.
Federal money for highways and regional rail also enter the picture. When you subsidize something, you get more of it, regardless of demand!
A ten year old Virginia boy who was arrested earlier this month for
taking a plastic toy gun to school is facing a potentially permanent
criminal record over the incident.
The boy, who remains unnamed by the media, hit headlines after
Douglas MacArthur Elementary School officials searched his bag and
found an orange tipped plastic toy gun, following complaints from
parents who said their children had seen the boy playing with the fake
firearm on the school bus.
Instead of exercising common sense, the school officials called the police, and the boy was taken into custody.
Although this seems to be one of the most extreme cases of children
being disciplined over toy guns and gun gestures, it is far from
isolated. As we have seen over the past few weeks, in the wake of the
Sandy Hook shooting, it is now a daily occurrence.
Ealier this month, a student in Florence, Arizona was suspended because he had a picture of a gun on his computer.
At the beginning of the month, it was reported that a six-year-old kindergartner in South Carolina was suspended for taking a small transparent plastic toy gun to school for a show and tell.
Sports betting is much fairer than lotteries or
slot machines and involves more skill.
In 1992, Congress passed a law banning sports betting everywhere in the U.S.
except in the four states that already had some form of it (Nevada,
Delaware, Oregon, and Montana). All the states except Utah and Hawaii have commercial gambling in some form.
So why is the UCC (meant to harmonize commercial transactions in all 50 states ) not applicable here? Won't sports investors simply cross state lines or even international borders via the Internet?