The State of Washington has figured out a way to fix the deficit. Tax our constitutional rights. They’ve put a $25 tax on guns and a tax on bullets, so that’s taxing our 2nd amendment rights. But that’s just a start. Let’s look a few more amendments:
1st: Tax free speech. If you want to say something publicly, you must pay a tax. I should have to pay a tax for this blog.
3rd: Don’t want your home used as a military barracks? Pay a tax.
4th: Pay up or the police can raid your home and do full body cavity searches whenever they feel like it.
5th: Relying on the 5th amendment to not be forced to testify against yourself? Pay a tax or lose the right.
6th : Tax the right to counsel. If you hire a lawyer, you must pay a tax. This could be huge.
7th: You want a jury trial? Pay a tax
8th: You don’t want to be subject to cruel and unusual punishment? Pay a tax or it’s the “rack” for you.
9th: Pay a tax or the govt will take away other, unnamed rights.
13th: You don’t want to be a slave? Pay up.
14th: Pay a tax if you want to be a citizen
15th: If you’re black and want to vote, pay a tax
19th: If you’re a woman and want to vote, pay up
It’s interesting that until Washington State, no one thought of this, so I can’t take credit.