Rand Paul: Hope Scalia Warned of Consequences of 'Revolt'

Monday, 21 Apr 2014 09:07 PM

By Greg Richter

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has suggested revolt if taxes get too high.

While the conservative justice acknowledged, in an April 15 speech at the University of Tennessee College of Law, that the federal income tax is constitutional, he said revolt may be necessary if those taxes become too big a burden.

Asked about the comments, Sen. Rand Paul warned that those law students might want to be sure they revolt in the right way.

"I hope he warned them of the consequences of revolt against the government," Paul said Monday on Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren." 

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

"If he means the form of revolt should be at the ballot box, I wholeheartedly agree," Paul said.

Such a revolt against the current tax system might bring U.S. companies back from overseas, he said, where they flee to escape "our onerous tax system."

"We should throw a lot of people out who have given us this crummy tax system," he added.

Paul is considered a favorite in the GOP presidential field for 2016, though, like the other favorites, he has said he won't make a decision on running until 2015.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Sheriffs in Southwest: The Border Is 'Spiraling Out of Control'

Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 22:04 PM

Describing the immigration crisis as "spiraling out of control," a coalition of five sheriffs' organizations in the Sout . . .

Alan Colmes, Dennis Kucinich: Would Not Have Bombed ISIS

Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 21:10 PM

Liberal pundit Alan Colmes and former Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich caught the ire of Fox News Channel host Bill O'Rei . . .

Poll: Most Americans Want Strong US Global Leadership

Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 20:47 PM

Most Americans want the United States to be an active player on the global stage, even after more than a decade of wars  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved