Andrew Jackson (farewell address)
“There is, perhaps, no one of the powers conferred on the Federal Government so liable to abuse as the taxing power. . . Congress has no right under the Constitution to take money from the people unless it is required to execute some one of the specific powers intrusted to the Government; and if they raise more than is necessary for such purposes, it is an abuse of the power of taxation, and unjust and oppressive.”
Thank you CondorFlight. What you said is so very true. If, however, we look at the broader spectrum of which the government has involved itself, and legislated thereunto, perhaps as much as 80 percent or more has been accomplished outside of the purview of the Constitution and is therefor illegal. It is not only outrageous acts that are illegal, but any acts or legislation that is without the law as expressed by the Constitution. This includes twisting the Constitution such as the current use of the 14th Amendment.
This places the government outside the law. Outlaws.