brubaker55’s response to “Common Interpretation of The Sixteenth Amendment” dated April 17th

I believe that it was the preference of a majority consensus of our Founding Fathers to have a very limited central government rather than the massive, intrusive, D.C. Beast that we currently suffer…which is why the Founding Fathers gave us the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution long before there was ever a 16th Amendment.

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
– 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Said 10th Amendment expressly limited the federal government to only those powers specifically delegated while reserving the rest of the powers to the the States or the people.

Hence, others have a differing opinion on the 16th Amendment and its very negative impact on the prosperity of this country and the security of the world as D.C. (The District of Criminals) directs our armies to roam the planet in search of foreign wars to justify the massively-bloated budget of the Military-Industrial-Congressional-Complex and in a vain attempt at avoiding the coming, very painful national bankruptcy.

The following article is from Jeffrey A. Tucker (his bonafides at the link below):


The income tax is enshrined into law but it is an idea that stands in total contradiction to the driving force behind the American Revolution and the idea of freedom itself. We desperately need a serious national movement to get rid of it – not reform it, not replace it, not flatten it or refocus its sting from this group to that. It just needs to go.

The great essayist Frank Chodorov once described the income tax as the root of all evil. His target was not the tax itself, but the principle behind it. Since its implementation in 1913, he wrote, “The government says to the citizen: ‘Your earnings are not exclusively your own; we have a claim on them, and our claim precedes yours; we will allow you to keep some of it, because we recognize your need, not your right; but whatever we grant you for yourself is for us to decide.”


Class warfare was part of the deal from the beginning. The income tax turned the social fabric of the country into a giant lifetime boat, with everyone arguing about who had to be thrown overboard so that others might live.


Chodorov was correct about the evil of the income tax. Its passage signaled the beginning of a century of despotism. Our property is no longer safe. Our income is not our own. We are legally obligated to turn over whatever our masters say we owe them. You can fudge this point: None of this is compatible with the old liberal idea of freedom.

You doubt it? Listen to Thomas Jefferson from his inaugural address of 1801. What he said then remains true today:”…what more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people? Still one more thing, fellow citizens a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.”

“If you love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”
― Samuel Adams

When all taxes…federal, state, and local…approach or exceed 50% of what workers earn, we are nothing but “sharecroppers” for D.C. We’ve got way too many folks in Amerika licking “the hand that feeds” them.

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