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Time for the Federal Government to Act on Hemp

Last night, the Kentucky General Assembly passed SB 50 by a vote of 88-4 after having previously passed the Kentucky State Senate 31-6. SB 50 creates a regulatory framework for industrial hemp in Kentucky, provided the federal government moves to decouple industrial hemp from marijuana by amending the 1970 Controlled Substances Act. While Senator Paul […]


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GOP Turncoats Support Internet Sales Taxes

Friday’s vote on Senator Enzi’s (R-WY) so-called “Marketplace Fairness Act” was a gift for the liberty movement. Before Friday, it wasn’t clear where the Senate stood on what really ought to be called the National Internet Tax Mandate. Thanks to their vote, now we know… and it wasn’t pretty for Senate Republicans. Twenty-six Senate R’s […]


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Glenn Jacobs Slams the National Internet Tax Mandate

“Don’t be fooled by its title,” writes Glenn Jacobs, “the Marketplace Fairness Act is anything but fair.” The Marketplace Fairness Act is being pushed by three US senators, Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, Mike Enzi, a Wyoming Republican, and Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican. What is the injustice that the Marketplace Fairness Act addresses? Under […]


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Vote Expected Tomorrow on Internet Sales Taxes

In case you missed the latest update on the National Internet Tax Mandate, I’ve copied John Tate’s email in full below: Right now, big corporations are putting enormous pressure on your senators to hike your taxes and smother their smaller competition. In fact, from what inside sources are telling me, C4L members and other liberty-minded […]


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Attn: Senate Floor Vote on Internet Sales Tax

Sources indicate the Senate could vote on an amendment Wednesday to push forward with Internet sales taxes. The National Internet Tax Mandate, as it ought to be called, is the epitome of “taxation without representation.” By overturning the “physical presence” standard in Quill, and forcing small online retailers to act as tax collectors for sales in […]


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