09-21-09: Follow Your Money and the 16th Amendment

The federal government of this United States has careened off its rails and is sliding engine first into quicksand. Your President and both Houses of Congress believe with conviction that your money belongs to them. Obama actually got into a Sunday (09-20-09) morning “is-is” discussion with George Stephanopoulos, ABC News’ Chief Washington Correspondent regarding the definition of a tax. Obviously Obama doesn’t believe in the concept of taxation – he believes your money is already his – no tax necessary. I guess he learned that at Harvard Law or organizing school or some such. The bad news is your House and Senate are right behind him on this grand theft tax scheme. In this blogger’s mind it has gone far enough and then some.

My money is my money. Your money is your money. If any of us decide to give it away, fine. For your incompetent, corrupt, greedy, self aggrandizing federal government to simply assume ownership is not fine.

I mentioned in my last post, “Two Parties, Too Many?” that continuation of the “land of the free and the home of the brave” requires re-awakening the State’s rights versus Federal rights discussion unfortunately terminated with the deaths of Jefferson and Adams on July 4th, 1826 and that any further success of the U.S. requires that State’s rights overcome in this debate.

We must now look at the next necessary step in this process of the people taking back their country from their elected representatives. To my knowledge (I do not pretend to be a historian) the first U.S. Federal income tax was enacted in 1862 to support the civil war effort. It was subsequently repealed or eliminated in 1874. In 1894 it was again revived from its cold dead grave, but was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court the following year. Unfortunately, like cock roaches, the hard to kill Progressives managed to enact the 16th Amendment to the Constitution, which finally made this vulgar Federal tax legal and permanent. Our trusty elected officials have been rooting around in our pockets, beneath our mattresses and fussing over our death beds ever since.

This 16th Amendment enabled your basic corruptible politicians to begin assuming that your money is actually their money. This has culminated with the spawning of Barack Obama who doesn’t even believe he needs to tax you to steal your money – it’s already his. As he is want to lecture your children, their greatest honor and privilege in life is to serve him. He hasn’t said it yet, but so is yours – he believes. So much for the Merovingian Kings.

F.Y.I. The 16th Amendment was ratified April 8, 1913 and 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 or enumeration.”

I am not one who casually supports messing with the Constitution in any way. I do not consider the Constitution a “living” document. For example, I am against a Constitutional Amendment for the protection of marriage. This can be resolved by reasonable people in a less extreme way. We do not require a Constitutional Amendment every time we see our shadow.

In this instance, however, I have come to believe it is a “must have” if the United States is to endure much beyond the 233 years since its inception. Our elected Federal representatives have aptly, grossly, voraciously and consistently abused the people’s trust and their fiduciary responsibility every day they have held office since that fateful day, April 8, 1913. All 435 House members; all 100 Senate members; and the Presidents, themselves are guilty. I do not pardon those who have argued against this theft and abuse. They argue too little, too late and have failed miserably. They are therefore found guilty as the rest. We require no court to make this determination. The people’s court of common sense is sufficient. The verdict is guilty as charged. What then shall be the fair and just sentence?

The following sentence (pun intended) or something like it is to amend the 16th Amendment of the Constitution to read as follows:

“The Congress shall have the power to request from the several States, taxes to be received on its behalf from each of the several States, following voluntary approval by and acceptance of such request by each of the several State’s; with apportionment and subsequent payment, if approved, from each State to be based upon the population census of each. The Federal government shall not for any reason; including Declaration of War have the authority to demand payment or taxation from any of the several States.”

This simple Amendment to our Constitution will solve most problems we currently have with the rampant negligence, incompetence and corruption we currently experience within our power mad Federal government. It will create some new problems as well, but the obvious new ones are related to the Federal government having to complicate its life by begging for our money; precisely what they should be doing. Since we the people will not willingly work until August each year to make friends of government rich with our money, the government will be forced to reduce itself to its limited, Constitutionally mandated role; a role which does not include stealing the people’s wealth. This proposed amendment along with the “Fair Tax”, which could be applied at the State level would make United State’s corporations globally competitive once again.

A national movement to amend the 16th Amendment should be started and should be carried on until victorious. Politicians resisting the voice and right of the people should be voted out of office. If they want to call us “noise”, then let us show them NOISE.

$100,000,000,000,000.00 (one hundred trillion dollars) of unfunded mandates is quite enough…and then some.

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