William Thien

End The Sixteenth Amendment!

Posted on: March 19, 2013

Without ending The Sixteenth Amendment it is unlikely Americans will ever see an improving tax situation.

William Thien

Amendment Sixteen is the “Income Tax” amendment which enables the levy of taxes on income. Enacted in 1913 the amendment enables the federal government to tax income in an almost arbitrary manner to pay for anything the government deems necessary. Prior to the income tax amendment the government raised revenues via tariffs (customs duties) and excise taxes. The founding fathers felt income taxes were more injurious to the tax payer than excise or customs taxes and so fought against them.

Here is the text of The Sixteenth Amendment:

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.

Clearly the text of The Sixteenth Amendment indicates such income taxation is arbitrarily determined based on Congressional whim.

It is my belief that the income tax is ruining the country’s small business…

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