Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $77,655
Woo hoo!! And now less than $10.4k to go!! Let's git 'er done. Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: 16thamendment

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • The Role of States, as States, in the Electoral College

    12/09/2016 7:46:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Cato At Liberty ^ | December 9, 2016 | Roger Pilon
    Of all those whose predictions were dashed by this year’s presidential outcome (“Trump is headed toward a major loss” his Oct. 19 headline blared), few have been more exercised than the Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne (“white identity politics and male self-assertion triumphed” he railed the day after). Yesterday, in a piece titled “America will soon be ruled by a minority,” he joined the chorus now condemning the “undemocratic” Electoral College—in the name of the Founders, no less, the very men who created it. Ever the good progressive, he fails to appreciate the role states were meant to play in ordering...
  • Law Professor: 17th Amendment 'Disenfranchised States'

    12/06/2016 2:31:55 PM PST · by george76 · 66 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 6, 2016 | Amy Furr
    The 17th Amendment, which allowed the popular election of U.S. senators, “disenfranchised” state legislatures and altered the U.S. Constitution's checks and balances, Chapman University Law Professor John Eastman told an audience of state legislators in Washington, D.C. last week. The amendment made it easier for Congress to pass legislation, which eventually led to the massive growth in federal power that the states are still grappling with today... “What the founders did is come up with this counterintuitive notion that adding an extra layer of government would provide less government and greater liberty. And it only worked if those governments were...
  • "The Forgotten History of the Federal Income Tax"

    04/25/2016 8:41:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/25/16 | Susan Frickey
    “The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.” – The 16th Amendment, Ratified 1913 The birth of the income tax! Prior to 1913, the constitutionally limited responsibilities of the federal government were generally covered by import tariffs. Occasionally, temporary taxes were imposed to pay for wars, but were to be apportioned by the states and could not be direct, personal taxes, according to the Constitution in Article I, sections 2 and 9. W. Cleon Skousen wrote a very...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: After I Spoke Out Against Obamacare – I Was Audited by Obama IRS

    02/26/2016 7:21:21 AM PST · by detective · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb 25th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Dr. Carason: I never had an audit until I spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast. And then all of the sudden they came in and said, "We just want to look at your real estate dealings." And then they didn't find anything. And then they took a look at the whole year. And they didn't find anything. And then they looked at the next year and they didn't find anything. And they won't find anything. The fact is the IRS is not honest and we have to get rid of them.
  • Toward a Standing Article V Convention

    08/19/2015 9:04:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/19/15 | Rod & Sherri Dodsworth
    In our last guest essay for Coach is Right we made an opening case for Article V state amendment conventions, rather than SCOTUS, to deal with major social and governing issues. It is through state conventions rather than the elastic whims of nine unaccountable lawyers that the Framers envisioned a free people would keep and improve their republic. Enlightenment philosophers recognized that whereas power is aggressive, liberty is passive. Unless it is actively pursued, liberty will always fade in the face of encroaching power. Our Framing generation knew this and provided the means by which liberty could be actively defended....
  • Fraud and the IRS

    04/15/2015 5:07:37 PM PDT · by lyby · 27 replies
    lyby ^ | 4-15-2015 | lyby
    I have believed for close to 20 years that the 16th amendment was never properly ratified and that the IRS and all the shenanigans we citizens go through every year is ILLEGAL. For all of my adult life, I have spent 6 months dreading tax season and then 6 months worrying if maybe I had done something wrong when filing them. This year, when our tax preparer (for the first time in my adult life, we actually hired a preparer as I believed that a citizen should NOT have to pay someone else to do their taxes, as it should...
  • Tax Day 2015: Why Is April 15 The Deadline To Pay Taxes?

    04/14/2015 8:30:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Tech Times ^ | April 14, 2015 | Laura Rosenfeld
    Though they may seem like it, the dates that holidays fall on aren't usually random. They typically commemorate a significant event that happened on or around that day. Obviously, this makes sense. However, it's hard to guess why April 15 was chosen as Tax Day, the deadline for filing and paying your taxes. The 16th Amendment, which instituted a national income tax, was passed by Congress on July 2, 1909 and ratified on Feb. 3, 1913, but neither of these days made the cut to be the Tax Day. What gives? If the April 15 deadline to file and pay...
  • 1913 Was a Very Bad Year ( from way back )

    01/19/2012 7:58:40 PM PST · by george76 · 39 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 8, 2010 | J.B. Williams
    Prior to 1913, there was no federal income tax. The states had rights and representation in Washington, D.C., there was no Federal Reserve Bank, and the federal government lived under the enumerated powers afforded within the U.S. Constitution. What a difference one year can make... ... Passage of the 16th Amendment to the Constitution would forever change life in America, and not for the better. ... Further, thanks to the 17th Amendment, also passed in 1913, the states no longer have representation in Washington, D.C. Once again, what seemed like a simple sentence and a good idea to some at...
  • How did the “Progressives” Empower Themselves at our Expense for Over 140 Years?

    06/28/2014 10:13:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 30 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/28/14 | Jerry Todd
    A three-legged stool can always stand without wobbling – a solid foundation for good or evil. Addressing the 14th, 16th and 17th Amendments. The Articles (7) and their clauses, the Bill of Rights (Amendments 1-10) are original to the Founders, Framers, and Ratifiers. The 11th and 12th Amendments serve to States’ protection. The 13th freed the slaves. The 14th Amendment – This was the first of three Amendments that created the “progressive” three legged stool. The 14th was a mandatory ratification, a required condition before states were allowed reunification after the Civil War. Congress deliberately established federal supremacy. The 14th,...
  • U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine is either a liar or pathetically ignorant on tax reform!

    05/10/2014 2:53:46 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 16 replies
    5/10/14 | johnwk
    SEE: Bridenstine: Repeal the 16th Amendment ”U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., has introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal the 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which allows the federal government to levy the income tax.” Wrong Mr. Bridenstien! The 16th Amendment does not allow the federal government to levy an “income tax”. In fact, the phrase “income tax” does not even appear in the 16th Amendment, and the power to levy an income tax was exercised long before the 16th Amendment was adopted! The first so called “income tax” is found in An Act to...
  • Will Senator Ted Cruz and “conservatives” offer real tax reform this coming election?

    12/31/2013 7:42:46 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 29 replies
    12/31/13 | johnwk
    With the 2014 election just around the corner “conservatives” have the opportunity to win the hearts and minds of the American people by offering real tax reform. Have most Americans not witnessed the progressive’s disastrous and slavish experiment associated with the 16th Amendment and taxes levied on incomes without apportionment? Have we not recently seen how this very tax has been used during election time to punish and harass those who dare to speak out and against our despotic federal government? Have we not also witnessed for generations how this despicable tax is used by our federal government to...
  • How to Repeal the 16th and 17th Amendments

    07/07/2013 5:42:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 7, 2013 | Theodore Koehl
    Americans may be able to regain control over their federal government by moving their respective individual state legislatures to invalidate the 16th and 17th Amendments to the United States Constitution. Essentially, this is a vote to reverse ratification of an Amendment without a Constitutional Convention. Repeal of the 16th Amendment starves the federal beast by depriving it of its consumption of money from the states and the taxpayers through income. States could exercise better control over how or even if their money is spent. Repeal of the 17th Amendment makes United States senators directly appointed by the state legislatures, as...
  • Reports: IRS Targeting Was Broader, Lasted Longer Than Previously Disclosed

    06/24/2013 7:53:40 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 15 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 24, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Who's ready for another major shift in the IRS' official story? In recent days, Darrell Issa's Democratic counterpart on the House Oversight Committee, Elijah Cummings, has been telling anyone who will listen that Congress' IRS "witch hunt" is over and resolved. His absurd assertions -- from which he's edged away slightly -- smack of desperation, especially considering that new developments continue to arise. Why, here's one just now, and it's a biggie: The Internal Revenue Service's screening of groups seeking tax-exempt status was broader and lasted longer than has been previously disclosed, the new head of the agency said Monday....
  • IRS Refunds Tens Of Millions Of Your Tax Dollars To Illegal Aliens

    06/22/2013 6:37:38 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 37 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 22, 2013 | Suzanne Hamner
    While many Americans struggle to earn a living or barely scrape by on unemployment and live in fear of IRS audits, illegal aliens and non-resident aliens have gained cumulative millions off our taxpayer money. According to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), in 2011, the IRS sent more than $46 million in tax refunds to 23,994 “unauthorized” alien workers who all listed the same address in Atlanta, GA. The Atlanta address wasn’t the only one that received millions in tax refunds housing thousands; there were actually four addresses in Atlanta and six in other states that were issued...
  • If Not Obama, then Impeach the 16th Amendment (The author makes an excellent point)

    06/09/2013 8:05:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | June 9, 2013 | Mark Baisley
    I’d say it’s official; President Obama’s Watergate has arrived.  And the witty question originally formed for Nixon’s big scandal can now be re-applied to President Plausible Deniability, “What did he not know and when did he not know it?”  While I do think that IRS-Gate spells the end of this President’s ability to effectively advance the liberal agenda, I do not see an impeachment on the horizon; at least not for Barack Obama – but perhaps for the Sixteenth Amendment.The recent parade of citizen witnesses to congressional hearings has laid bare the raw suffering that inevitably comes from tolerating the...
  • Riveting and Chilling: Victims of IRS Targeting Tell Their Stories on Capitol Hill

    06/04/2013 11:15:12 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 29 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 4, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Testifying on Capitol Hill Tuesday, witnesses from Tea Party, pro-life and patriotic educational groups from around the country testified about their experience of intimidation and targeting from the Internal Revenue Service. Witnesses described being sent hundreds of pages from the IRS asking invasive questions about members, books, contents of prayers and the names of anyone attending meetings, including children. "The IRS sought documentation of our meetings, rallies, events, or candidate forums. That included video and audio transcriptions, notes, copies of all handouts; the political party of speakers, and an “issues” list. The IRS sought identifying information on employees; data on...

    06/04/2013 9:45:02 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 27 replies
    Not known | Unknown | W, CLEON SKOUSEN
    THE HISTORY OF THE SIXTEENTH AMENDMENT by Dr. W. Cleon Skousen Strange as it may seem, the Sixteenth Amendment (which gave the American people the affliction of confiscatory income taxes) was never supposed to have passed. It was introduced by the Republicans as part of a political scheme to trick the Democrats, but it backfired. Here's the story. The Founding Fathers had rejected income taxes (or any other direct taxes) unless they were apportioned to each state according to population. Nevertheless, an income tax was levied during the Civil War and upheld by the Supreme Court on the somewhat tenuous...
  • Of hope and hypocrites: Candid observations from a one-time loyalist

    06/01/2013 9:14:47 AM PDT · by Matt Lexington · 17 replies
    06/01/13 | Matt lexington
    It is an admirable expression of loyalty, of devotion and duty towards one's own country. A pledge, currently spoken throughout the nation countless times each and everyday- "To uphold and defend the Constitution of these United States of America." Though it is in truth, a hollow pledge, as it is without even modest contemplation, it is devoid of any meaning or substance. For if it only requires us to THINK, such a pledge could not today be even uttered free of base hypocrisy. For who among us would remain willing to uphold and defend that which has so often withered...
  • What is the purpose of a tax system?

    06/01/2013 8:44:48 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 22 replies
    Watch Dog Wire ^ | May 30, 2013 | Steve Hayes
    In 1913, the United States passed the 16th Amendment and then enacted the income tax. Intended as a way of replacing revenues because of the perceived need to reduce the income from tariffs, it was only intended to apply to the wealthiest of the citizens. However Congress saw the potential advantages of the income tax to reward their friends and influence behavior. One of the reasons that Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto insisted on a “a heavy progressive or graduated income tax” is that an income tax allows a government to directly control people much more than any other form of...
  • Repeal the 16th Amendment - now.

    05/20/2013 11:48:45 AM PDT · by central_va · 80 replies
    \ ^ | 5/20/2013 | central_va
    I think we need a serious movement to repeal the 16th amendment which is the source of the IRS's power and by extension the progressives.
  • The Income Tax in 1913

    01/26/2012 9:02:45 PM PST · by zeugma · 17 replies ^ | 1/26/2012 | Zeugma
    The 1913 Income Tax In 1913 the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. It was a fairly short amendment, as such things go, weighing in at a whopping 30 words. It reads as follows: The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard to any census of enumeration. It was a simple little thing, with rather large consequences for the republic. Prior to the income tax being instituted, the United States government managed to fund itself with various excise taxes, and...
  • Where Were You When They Raised the Debt Ceiling

    07/22/2011 5:44:02 PM PDT · by DrDan4Congress · 1 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 22, 2011 | Dr. Dan Eichenbaum
    Sentinel events arise in everyone’s personal history like a volcano in the middle of a barren plain – obvious and undeniable. I was taking a music composition course in the bell tower on the quadrangle at the University of Michigan when President Kennedy was shot. As the giant bells inexplicably began to toll, the date and time were etched forever in my memory. While an intern at Yale-New Haven Hospital, I watched Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon from the house staff break room. And on an otherwise ordinary morning in September 2001, I watched, horrified, a small TV...
  • Idaho Governor Getting It Wrong on the 17th

    09/16/2010 12:43:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies · 2+ views
    Repeal the 17th Amendment ^ | September 16, 2010 | Brian
    Otter shifts stand on 17th Amendment repeal; The Spokesman-Review Idaho Gov. Butch Otter declared during a political debate today that he doesn’t favor repeal of the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution - though he’s been sharply critical of the amendment for the past year, including in his keynote speech at a Tea Party rally in Spokane in April. The amendment shifted selection of U.S. senators from state Legislatures to a vote of the people, and repealing it is a plank in Idaho’s Republican Party platform. The governor’s comments came as he and Democratic challenger Keith Allred sparred over everything...
  • He's In! Traficant Will Be On The Ballot

    09/02/2010 6:43:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies · 2+ views
    TPM Muckraker ^ | September 1, 2010 | Rachel Slajda
    It's official. TPMmuckraker's favorite ex-convict ex-Congressman Jim Traficant will appear on the ballot for his old House seat in Ohio. A county board of elections ruled today, in a meeting that lasted less than a minute, that Traficant has enough signatures to make it on the ballot. Traficant, who was a Democrat while serving in the House, is running in the 17th District as an independent against Rep. Tim Ryan (D). Ryan replaced Traficant in 2002 when he was kicked out of Congress over 10 felony convictions for bribery, racketeering, tax evasion and other charges. Traficant was released from prison...
  • Founding Fathers have a new fan base that is growing daily

    06/05/2010 2:13:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies · 1,250+ views
    The Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | June 5, 2010 | Krissah Thompson (The Washington Post)
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Earl Taylor has spent 31 years teaching that "the Founding Fathers have answers to nearly every problem we have in America today." Only in recent months has he found so many eager students. On a recent Saturday, he held the rapt attention of 70 of them. The eight-hour seminar held at a roadside inn here was one of half a dozen "Making of America" sessions nationwide that day, all sponsored by a little-known organization based in Idaho. Two years ago, Taylor, president of the National Center for Constitutional Studies, made about 35 trips to speak to small...
  • Modern politics dictates repeal of 17th not enough

    05/24/2010 6:42:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies · 639+ views
    The Libertarian Current ^ | May 23, 2010 | Don Kissick
    Discussions centering on the 17th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America have been growing in frequency over the past year. They have been taking place since it was proposed in the early years of the 20th century. But, events over the past 15 months have sparked a rapid rise in the regularity of this dialogue. For those who are not fully familiar with the 17th Amendment, its ratification switched the manner by which each state’s U.S. senators are selected. Originally, the Constitution was written specifying that both senators from every state were to be elected by...
  • Daily Show Glenn Beck nonsense, Samantha Bee From the CPAC Future and Gunfloss

    02/23/2010 1:19:44 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies · 588+ views
    Kick! ^ | February 23, 2010 | Rack Jite
    Though the Glenn Beck clips are classic examples of the nonsense this nitwit pushes out all day on his radio and TV shows, the interview with Samantha Bee from the CPAC future is the funniest thing I ever did see. Gunfloss... All independent voters should be rounded up, hog tied, have their eyelids stapled open like Alex and forced to watch this 3 minute video. One viewing would be enough for these 40% of the voters to end of all this crazy right-wing crap once and for all.
  • Evaluating the Progressive Amendments

    01/02/2010 3:26:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies · 1,224+ views
    On the Rim of Insanity ^ | January 1, 2010 | Ben Oravetz
    At around the turn of the century, before or just after World War I, the progressive amendments were passed. Not since the post Civil War era was there ever such a speedy passage of amendments to the Constitution or since. In a period of about 10 years or so, we saw four radical amendments passed and ratified into the Constitution. They are amendments 16, 17, 18, and 19. The era in which they were passed was one of optimism among the American Left and many of the influential leaders. New areas of science were opening up as well as new...
  • The Latest on Murphy vs. the IRS

    06/07/2009 7:03:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies · 1,189+ views
    wsj ^ | JUNE 7, 2009 | Tom Herman
    After several courtroom battles, Marrita Murphy lost. Her case attracted widespread interest because it involved an important question -- and also because she initially won a major round in court. The issue: Should Ms. Murphy have to pay federal income tax on a $70,000 award she received from a former employer for emotional distress and loss of reputation? She argued the award wasn't taxable. She paid the tax -- more than $20,000 -- and later sought a refund. In 2006, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in her favor. The...
  • the 16th Amendment

    06/05/2009 10:59:47 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies · 1,066+ views
    Constitution of the United States, via FindLaw et al ^ | ratified on February 3, 1913 | The Framers et al
    The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
  • ***Obama Wants YOU to Serve, HR 1388 The Give Act reform National Service Laws-VOTE on

    03/16/2009 8:19:53 PM PDT · by joygrace · 106 replies · 4,196+ views
    The Whipping Post Republican Whip ^ | March 16, 2009, 9:43pm | Rep. Eric Cantor
    Tonight, Republican Minority Whip Eric Cantor announced an update to the House Schedule for this week. H.R. 1388, The Give Act, is scheduled for Wednesday. Note: The title is “Anticipated Floor Schedule.” The Whipping Post states, “On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. H.R. 1388 - Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. McCarthy (NY) / Education and Labor Committee)
  • Casselberry, FL Monthly Meeting (FairTax)

    08/07/2008 3:53:34 AM PDT · by Man50D · 17 replies · 525+ views
    Casselberry, FL The Winter Springs Civic Center 400 N. Edgemon Ave Winter Springs, FL. 32708 We will meet this month at The Winter Springs Civic Center. There will be a presentation of the FairTax followed by a Q&A and a discussion of recent volunteer activities. For more information, please contact Larry Walters at 407-949-2959. Date: Thursday, August 14, 2008 Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM This event does not require an RSVP. Registered users can request event reminders. Register
  • Repeal 'em all

    12/07/2007 6:17:26 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 214+ views
    The Cranky Conservative ^ | October 4, 2007 | The Cranky Conservative
    Regular Guy Paul linked to an Ann Coulter column suggesting that if we took the vote away from women, we'd never have another Democratic president.  I'm almost tempted to sidetrack this post because I caught a hilarious comment in the comments section that rebutted the notion that fascism is a leftist ideology - it most definitely is - but that's for another day. I'm not even interested in Coulter's comments per se, considering they were mostly tongue-in-cheek, but something that Paul said caught my attention. Generally speaking, I would support repealing all the Constitutional amendments of the 20th century. So...
  • Write-in candidate offers third option in 5th District race

    11/27/2007 10:25:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 174+ views
    Mobile Advertiser Tribune ^ | November 27, 2007 | Kevin Risner
    Napoleon resident John F. “Jack” Green is 78 years old and runs about three miles every morning. He also is running for Congress in the 5th District special election as a write-in candidate. “I’m running because I can’t lose. I can only win,” Green said. “How can you lose something you never had?” While Green’s name will not be on the ballot, the names of State Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, and Democrat Robin Weirauch of Napoleon will be. Green said he ran for the same congressional seat six or eight years ago, when no Democrat candidate was running. Green,...

    11/05/2007 6:11:57 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies · 186+ views
    States' Liberty Party ^ | 1989 | John MacMullin
    In Garcia v. San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority,1 the Supreme Court held that state interests are more properly protected from federal encroachment by the procedural safeguards found in the federal political process rather than by judicially defined limitations.2 Justice Powell, in a strong dissent, asserted that the majority's decision reduced the tenth amendment to "meaningless rhetoric."3 In explaining its decision, the majority observed that State governments, through equal representation in the Senate, retain sufficient influence over the federal political process to insure their autonomy and sovereign interests.4 The Court, however, recognized that the seventeenth amendment, which provides for the popular...
  • Defending The 17th

    10/29/2007 7:14:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies · 349+ views
    Redstate ^ | December 2006 | Dan McLaughlin
    It's a hardy perennial in the more philosophically-oriented conservative circles, despite its manifest political infeasibility: the argument that the Seventeenth Amendment should be repealed or should never have been passed. While this argument does have its virtues, I disagree. Regardless of whether it was a good idea at the time, repealing the 17th Amendment today would only weaken the mechanisms that are essential to conservative policies and conservative philosophy. Specifically, restoring to state legislatures the power over the election of Senators would make the Senate less directly accountable to the people and insulate the federal courts even further from public...
  • The Fair Tax - Why we are all being fooled...

    07/06/2006 4:06:50 PM PDT · by bu9418 · 273 replies · 2,967+ views ^ | 7.6.6 | Mark Bureau
    [I wrote to Boortz today about this, but he didn't respond. I didn't expect him to. Maybe he will discuss it if enough people here make noise.] The Fair Tax - Why we are all being fooled... ... and why it is just lip service. Since the start, way back in the days of CATS (Citizens for an Alternative Tax System), I have been an advocate of the Fair Tax. Back then I was naive. I was doing the cool thing. I have learned a lot about what this "Alternative Tax System" has evolved to... The Fair Tax.
  • If You're Cheating on Your Taxes...

    04/16/2006 3:37:14 PM PDT · by FoxInSocks · 23 replies · 1,356+ views
    BusinessWeek Online via AOL ^ | April 17, 2006 | Howard Gleckman
    States and the IRS are mining personal and business data to sniff out scofflaws The Texas comptroller's Office suspected for years that well-heeled Lone Star citizens were buying big-ticket private planes out of state to dodge sales taxes. But the tax collector couldn't prove it. Then the agency installed new computer technology that matched federal airplane registrations with state tax records. In just the past six months, Texas has collected $5 million in unpaid taxes from 43 scofflaws. As tax season nears its Apr. 15 peak, revenue agencies are reaching for a software tool kit that has long been popular...
  • SDC To Hear 16th Amendment Fraud Issue. (Fair Tax Would Resolve This Problem)

    10/01/2005 5:00:12 AM PDT · by Man50D · 47 replies · 1,636+ views
    9/30/2005 Twenty-five years ago Bill Benson, a former Illinois Department of Revenue investigator, began a cross-country trip across the forty-eight states that comprised the Union in 1913 seeking documentary evidence regarding the ratification of the 16th Amendment. This was a most important undertaking, because the government uses the 16th Amendment as its sole authority to tax an individual’s wages and salaries. During his two-year trip, Benson collected thousands of certified legal documents from both state and federal archives documenting exactly how the 16th Amendment was acted on by each state legislature and handled by the office of the Secretary of...
  • Tax activist winsin federal courtBelieves Congress has no powerto collect levy on income

    06/23/2005 4:54:54 PM PDT · by diverteach · 16 replies · 904+ views ^ | Posted: June 23, 2005 | WorldNetDaily
    A former IRS agent who believes citizens are not required to pay federal income taxes was acquitted today on charges he attempted to defraud the government. Joseph Banister, a Certified Public Accountant in San Jose, Calif., had been telling his clients they don't need to file federal income tax returns because the 16th Amendment, which gives Congress "power to lay and collect taxes on incomes," was never properly ratified.
  • King Bill to Repeal 16th Amendment to Constitution

    02/03/2005 9:54:12 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 766 replies · 10,978+ views
    CONGRESSMAN STEVE KING INTRODUCES RESOLUTION TO ELIMINATE IRS WASHINGTON - As W-2s arrive in mailboxes this week, U.S. Congressman Steve King has introduced a resolution to repeal the 16th Amendment to the Constitution, which gives Congress the authority to collect income taxes. H.J. Res. 16 would eliminate the IRS and the means for the government to collect income taxes. "The IRS is an out-of-date, trillion-dollar-a-year drag on our economy," said King. "Instead of continuing to band-aid our complicated, leaking tax system year after year, we can choose a permanent solution and finally rid Americans of the fat leech they feed...
  • End the Income Tax- Pass the Liberty Amendment

    10/04/2004 9:10:11 AM PDT · by maine-iac7 · 12 replies · 747+ views
    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce the Liberty Amendment, which repeals the 16th Amendment, thus paving the way for real change in the way government collects and spends the people’s hard-earned money. The Liberty Amendment also explicitly forbids the federal government from performing any action not explicitly authorized by the United States Constitution. The 16th Amendment gives the federal government a direct claim on the lives of American citizens by enabling Congress to levy a direct income tax on individuals. Until the passage of the 16th amendment, the Supreme Court had consistently held that Congress had no power to...
  • The Origin of the Income Tax

    09/07/2004 10:01:03 AM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 27 replies · 2,049+ views ^ | September 7, 2004 | Adam Young
    "The freedoms won by Americans in 1776 were lost in the revolution of 1913," wrote Frank Chodorov. Indeed, a man's home used to be his castle. The income tax, however, gave the government the keys to every door and the sole right to change the locks.Today the American people are no longer the master and the government has ceased to be the servant. How could this be? The Revolution fought in the name of the inherent natural rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness promised to enthrone the gains of individualism. Instead, federal taxation bribes the States and individuals to...
  • On This Day In History-1913 16th Amendment ratified

    02/25/2004 7:49:40 AM PST · by Valin · 17 replies · 978+ views
    The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
  • Constitutional Challenge: Repealing the 16th Amendment wouldn't kill the income tax

    02/23/2004 1:31:24 PM PST · by ancient_geezer · 47 replies · 4,447+ views
    Reason Magazine ^ | January 1999 | David B. Levenstam
    Constitutional Challenge:Repealing the 16th Amendment wouldn't kill the income tax. By David B. Levenstam Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Archer (R-Texas), and the Cato Institute's director of fiscal policy studies, Stephen Moore, all want to replace the federal income tax with a national sales tax. They say that repealing the 16th Amendment will eliminate the income tax. They're wrong. Income taxes existed--and were considered constitutional--before the 16th Amendment. Ratified in 1913, the 16th Amendment states: "The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among...
  • Joseph Farah: Is "Wesley Clark {a} Genius"?

    09/26/2003 6:32:28 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 41 replies · 377+ views ^ | 09-26-03 | Farah, Joseph
    Wesley Clark, genius -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: September 26, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 I keep hearing how smart Gen. Wesley Clark is. I hear he's a Rhodes scholar. I hear he can read a novel in 20 minutes. I hear he graduated first in his class at West Point. I hear he's a genius. But I keep hearing him say the dumbest things. Here's one example. On June 15, he was interviewed by Tim Russert on NBC's "Meet the Press." Asked about President Bush's tax cuts, here's what he said: Well, first of all, they were not efficient in...
  • A To-Do List

    09/05/2003 5:50:26 PM PDT · by aynfan · 20 replies · 415+ views
    Author | 09-05-03 | Robert Wolf
    A To-Do List By Robert Wolf There is much consternation to the effect that politics has become a full body contact sport. Many are dismayed because all that is important is winning. Pubs and Dems will say anything and do anything to win, but the end of world is not at hand, not if we are up to the challenge. Libertarians think Republicans are Clinton Lite. Conservatives are depressed because congressional spending continues unabated. Conservatives and Libertarians are, both, ready ‘to give up the ghost’, ‘shed that mortal coil’ and ‘head for the hills’, perhaps for good reason; watching the...
  • Petition to Repeal the 16th Amendment and Abolish the Income Tax

    07/30/2003 12:57:22 AM PDT · by Smile-n-Win · 113 replies · 563+ views
    PatriotPetitions ^ | 7/28/2003
    We, the people of these United States, rightfully petition our President, House of Representatives and Senate on behalf of substantive tax reform legislation, including legislation to repeal the 16th Amendment to our Constitution and replace the current invasive income tax with a national sales tax or flat tax. We encourage presidential and congressional support for House Joint Resolution 15 "abolishing personal income, estate, and gift taxes" and other tax reform measures seeking to restrict central government spending to its constitutional parameters. Likewise, we insist that reductions in taxation be accompanied by comparable reductions in extra-constitutional and economically untenable government spending....

    02/03/2003 8:35:09 PM PST · by Dick Bachert · 9 replies · 438+ views
    My extensive archives ^ | Unknown | W. Cleon Skousen
    THE HISTORY OF THE SIXTEENTH AMENDMENT by W. Cleon Skousen Strange as it may seem, the Sixteenth Amendment (which gave the American people the affliction of confiscatory income taxes) was never supposed to have passed. It was introduced by the Republicans as part of a political scheme to trick the Democrats, but it backfired. Here's the story. The Founding Fathers had rejected income taxes (or any other direct taxes) unless they were apportioned to each state according to population. Nevertheless, an income tax was levied during the Civil War and upheld by the Supreme Court on the somewhat tenuous reasoning....
  • Should You Support the Liberty Amendment?

    11/25/2002 8:37:11 AM PST · by winner45 · 17 replies · 460+ views
    <p>If you are in favor of repealing the income tax, you can express your views on the subject online by going to .</p> <p>But don't be surprised if a lot of your friends, neighbors and even family think you are nuts.</p> <p>There are a lot of people who are strongly opposed to any restrictions on the power of Congress to tax as they deem necessary. These are the folks who believe that the government should micro-manage the affairs of its citizens in every conceivable way. Nearly every federal politician benefits from the income tax because it provides the money with which to fund an assortment of programs that appeal to the voters. It also provides an incentive for substantial political contributions from supporters who want legislation to reduce their taxes or to subsidize some activity that the supporters favor. You can expect them to be vocal and strident in their opposition to the repeal of the 16th Amendment to the constitution. You can also expect them to spend huge amounts of money to sustain the status quo.</p>