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IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Tuesday, March 1, 2005
2005 Ron Paul 25:1
Mr. PAUL. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce a bill to prohibit any remittance of U.S. voluntary and assessed contributions to the United Nations if the United Nations imposes any tax or fee on any United States person or continues to develop or promote proposals for such a tax or fee.
2005 Ron Paul 25:2
The United Nations has for decades been looking for a way to develop and promote a system of direct taxation on American citizens. It is bad enough that the United States has wasted more than $30 billion thus far on this corrupt and inept organization. U.N. bureaucrats want to find a way to put their hands directly in the taxpayers pocket and do away with the U.S. Government middle man.
2005 Ron Paul 25:3
A current example of this determination to tax American citizens is the Law of the Sea Treaty. The International Seabed Authority created by the Law of the Sea Treaty would have the authority to — for the first time in history — impose taxes on American businesses and citizens. This treaty may be ratified at any time by the U.S. Senate and U.N. taxation of Americans will become a reality.
2005 Ron Paul 25:4
This is just one of many examples of the United Nations attempting to impose direct taxes on the American people. If we are to retain our sovereignty and our way of life we must reject completely any such attempt. Our forefathers rebelled against English rule over the issue of taxation without representation is tyranny. It makes no sense at all more than 230 years later to subject ourselves to such a tyrannical arrangement.
2005 Ron Paul 25:5
I hope my colleagues will join me in supporting this legislation.