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Spencer: I Plan To Break The Law

RE: Phil Hart faces nearly $300,000 more in new IRS liens/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise

Larry Spencer: For the record, I plan to break the law myself. I will act in defiance ot Obama's health insurance purchase requirement. For this I will have broken the law, and I will be forced to pay a penalty on my taxes. Requiring the purchase of insurance is something I feel is not within the power of the federal government under the constitution, and so I will defy that law. Will you join me?

Question: Elsewhere, in the comments section, Larry Spencer used Henry David Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience" ideas to defend Phil Hart's stand against income tax. When should Americans be involved in civil disobedience against their government?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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