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Are there any other old Disney educational videos I missed as a kid?

Asked by asmonet (21345points) April 26th, 2009

As a kid I was obsessed with Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land. It was a problem. And well, I’m nerdy and I totally want to watch more like it, but I can’t find anyone who knows of any others. Any ideas?

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PupnTaco's avatar

Jiminy Cricket’s “I’m No Fool” series was my favorite.

SuperMouse's avatar

@PupnTaco lurve, lurve, lurve! I’m no fool no siree! I’m gonna live to be a hundred and three! I play safe for you and me cause I’m no fool! Weren’t there some Goofy films too?

SeventhSense's avatar

Well the next time you look at the war machine we call the military you can see how the unconstitutional basis that we call income taxes was established. The government attempted to legitimize these new laws by citing Article 1, Section 5, Clause 2 of the Constitution: “To support Armies but no apportionment for money to that useshall be a longer term then 2 years.”
This new income tax, like the Federal income tax already in existence, was delegated to the Department of Treasury. Hence, it violated the Constitution by ignoring the “separation of powers” clause by giving a Congressional power to an Executive delegate. This specific transfer of power was determined as unconstitutional by Congress on September 14th, 1787, when a motion was proposed to transfer the power of tax collection from Congress to the Treasury Department. That motion was declined.

For the 29 years before 1942 the income tax was either voluntary or only payable by a small percentage of Americans. With the “victory tax” a clever reading of the constitution was enacted that forced Americans to pay income taxes. Since the basis was basically very sketchy, there was need for some propoganda. And what better to sell John Q. Public on an idea which most felt preposterous, but Walt Disney and “good old patriotism”. You see it wasn’t income tax, but “victory tax”. Who among the voices screaming against this could have foreseen a future time when people would be taken for everything by the government for failure to pay a voluntary tax. And Donald Duck was at one time more popular than Mickey Mouse, so who better to lead the parade than our little duck and his shrewd Uncle.
Donald Duck Propoganda Taxes Film
Donald Duck Income Tax Propoganda Film
Donald Duck Pays His Taxes Link

PupnTaco's avatar

@SuperMouse: yes, the Goofy driver’s ed shorts, something like Jekyll & Hyde….

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