Jebdiahbob: It looks like a lot of the people are less concerned about the potential cost but are more concerned about the fact that 1) it isn't always disclosed that the property is liable and 2) it's affecting the property values once the churches exercise that right.If this law is on the books I've got to imagine that there is some equally obscure law to get around it as well. Something like donating a sheep to the local reverend or some farcical aquatic ceremony where a watery tart hands you a sword.
Makh: Does nobody read the terms and conditions when they agree to these things?
Seraphym: "And for each and every propety by which ye live upon, which is property owned in the present or at one time by the house of the Lord my father, maker of all lands and all that is known, ye shall pay inordinate sums of thine earthly profits to the registrant ecclesiastical owners of thine property, for thy holy upkeep and general wear-and-tear."ACCOUNTANTS 2:16
indy_kid: This is why I'd like to see: 1) all laws expire after a specified time; or 2) require Congress to eliminate an old law for every new law enacted. Preferably both.If they want to pass some new law, they'll have to decide which old law will cause the least harm once it's eliminated. It would be the legal equivalent of "survival of the fittest", and, IMHO, that would make for a much better body of laws.Imagine the quandary that would put some lawmakers in: having to go on record to renew something like the '64 Civil Rights Act when they're closet racists and/or "small government" diehards! Vote no and you'd lose or enrage a large population of voters. Either way, they'd use that vote to challenge you in the next election, and a suddenly disenfranchised population just might finally vote your ass out of office!
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