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Monday, February 25, 2008

Worthy Comments: Robert Cole speaks out about legal grounds of school boards to extort your money

One reader gives a great suggestion. Let's call our local school boards and ask under what constitutional authority do they have the right to tax our property. Can you answer that Dr. Mervilde or Dr. White? Whenever the article 8 question comes up, it is always nervously avoided by our politicians. Realtor Mike Rowe asked it at the Channel 13 statehouse forum and was ignored. It was brought up during an interview with politicians on the Abdul show. None of them not once will answer to the legality of charging homeowners for school portion of their taxes.

Attorney Johm Price brought it up in a lawsuit and was told that homeowners have not tried first for "administrative remedies". John Price wrote an administrative remedy for you to file. Legally you are entititled to get back at least 50% of your property tax that is illegally collected in direction violation of the Indiana Constitution. Here's how to collect a refund of improperty collected taxes. It's your money, ask for it back. They owe us.

Reader Robert Cole says:
Below is relevant text from the Indiana Constitution at Article 8


Section 1. Knowledge and learning, generally diffused throughout a community, being essential to the preservation of a free government; it shall be the duty of the General Assembly to encourage, by all suitable means, moral, intellectual, scientific, and agricultural improvement; and to provide, by law, for a general and uniform system of Common Schools, wherein tuition shall be without charge, and equally open to all.Section

2. The Common School fund shall consist of the Congressional Township fund, and the lands belonging thereto;The Surplus Revenue fund;The Saline fund and the lands belonging thereto;The Bank Tax fund, and the fund arising from the one hundred and fourteenth section of the charter of the State Bank of Indiana;The fund to be derived from the sale of County Seminaries, and the moneys and property heretofore held for such Seminaries; from the fines assessed for breaches of the penal laws of the State; and from all forfeitures which may accrue;All lands and other estate which shall escheat to the State, for want of heirs or kindred entitled to the inheritance;All lands that have been, or may hereafter be, granted to the State, where no special purpose is expressed in the grant, and the proceeds of the sales thereof; including the proceeds of the sales of the Swamp Lands, granted to the State of Indiana by the act of Congress of the twenty eighth of September, eighteen hundred and fifty, after deducting the expense of selecting and draining the same;Taxes on the property of corporations, that may be assessed by the General Assembly for common school purposes.

Does ANYONE see ANYTHING permitting the taxation of private residential property for the support of common schools???There IS a property tax authorized -- a tax on the property of corporations!!Contact your school boards, and ask them for their Constitutional authority to tax your private residential property for the support of the common schools, and see what they say.


Anonymous said...

Help! I was happy to see you in the Shopper but the first thing I see is "Who do plan to vote for" as one of your lead in's. Please fix it. You make us look like a bunch of red-necks!!!

poppy said...

Please use correct spelling while speaking to us illiterate DollarDonors.

"Who do plan to vote for?" " Maybe no have plan Tonto." "uh, how do you spell kemosobee"?