I missed it by a day, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to celebrate the adoption of the Bill of Rights. According to an editorial in the Las Vegas Review-Journal pointing out the need to defend our freedoms, the observation of Bill of Rights day, first ordered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941, commemorates Dec. 15, 1791, when the Bill of Rights took effect.
A good roundup of areas where the rights guaranteed in Bill of Rights are threatened can be found on the Cato Institute blog.
There’s a great collection of educational activities for learning about the Bill of Rights on the web site of the Bill of Rights Institute.
I’m not sure I agree with a lot of his policy prescriptions, but the overall message of Senator Coburn’s Tax Decoder is indispensable: simplifying the federal tax code is imperative. For that reason alone, it’s a must-read for all tax practitioners, and anyone who deals with taxation (which includes anyone who pays federal income taxes).
Via TaxProf Blog.
A poll reported in USA Today says that 65% of vehicle owners surveyed think that self-driving cars are a dangerous idea. Really? Oh well, I’m sure that at the turn of the 20th century, most people thought that fixed-wing aircraft were a dangerous idea.
I’m still not just optimistic, I’m eagerly awaiting the day when I can get one.
Posted for your reading pleasure, in the publications section at deconcinimcdonald.com, is my latest newsletter, with three different items: one about what a living trust can and cannot do, one with some tips on integrating business and real estate interests with your estate plan, and a wrap-up on the attempted theft by deed story.
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