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Internet sales taxes are no way to court younger voters

 

Internet sales taxes are no way to court younger voters

Here is Campaign for Liberty President John Tate’s recent Op-Ed on why Republicans must oppose all restrictions on Internet freedom–including Internet sales taxes–if they want to attract young voters:

If the GOP is to regain majority party status, it must earn the loyalty of Internet-savvy young people, especially the young activists who fueled the “Ron Paul r3VOLution” and are continuing to make the liberty moment a major force in American politics. One issue these young voters care most about is keeping the Internet free of taxes and regulations.

This should be a no-brainer for the GOP, since defending the Internet from big government is consistent with the GOP’s professed support for limited government, free markets, and individual liberty. Sadly, too many in the GOP are unwilling to consistently apply their principles to the Internet, thus once again making the party look hypocritical and out-of-touch to young voters.

 


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