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.
First of all, the 16th amendment goes against what our founding fathers where trying to get away from when they
conquered this continent and constructed the Constitution. The Government had NO power to impose a direct tax its citizens, and yet that is exactly what they are doing to us now. Some may argue that your wages and earnings are "income" and is not a direct tax, but rather an indirect tax, but they know this is not true, because if it was, then the 16th amendment would not have the wording that it does.
Even if income taxes are considered direct taxes, the 16th amendment removes any apportionment requirement that would otherwise be required if income taxes were direct.
What they fail to tell you is that the word "Income" is not defined as your
wages (which is your private property), but rather "Income" is defined through
the supreme court as a result of economic activity that results in a profit. People are misinformed when it comes to the Federal Income Tax because they say..."Well, how will the Government pay for its programs and provide essential services...?" when meanwhile the Federal Income Tax revenue doesn't even get spent on any of these "programs" or "services". Rather, it is earmarked to pay back the Federal Reserve.
How did they Government fund itself for almost 200 years
before the Federal Income Tax? The way it was meant too, by taxing the
profit of Corporations.
You pay plenty of taxes that provide you with your
essential government services... including but not limited to... property tax,
gasoline tax, sales tax, toll tax, excise tax, telephone tax, vehicle license
registration tax, liquor tax, utility tax.... and the list keeps going.
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