Over the years, I’ve gotten into many discussions with people regarding the intended nature of our Federal Government and how one of the major limitations on its power (the “power of the purse”) was subverted in 1913. Specifically, when the “Federal Reserve System” and the “Federal income tax” were created in 1913, they destroyed all reasonable limitations on how much money the Federal Government had access to. Subsequently, they also destroyed all reasonable limitations on the Federal Government’s ability to expand far beyond its constitutional role.
When discussing the issue of taxation, the average American has a tendency to defend “income tax” as being necessary to fund government at the Federal level. (Below, that very point is made by a visitor to StopTheLie.com.) Hopefully this short article will put the issue into its proper perspective.
- Getting to Know Ron Paul #8: Taxes (postamericana.wordpress.com)
- Reducing Oklahoma’s income tax is still possible, officials say (newsok.com)