If government is allowed to get away with passing amendments that expand its powers, then we might as well toss the constitution.
The fourth clause of Article I, Section 9 of the United States Constitution (U.S. CONST. art. I, § 9, cl. 4.) states that, or should I say, used to state, that “No capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken. A capitation is a head tax charged to each individual in the population. This clause required that any taxes levied by Congress be based on a state’s population and not based on any individual income or any other standard. Seems pretty straight forward, does it not? In other words, pursuant to the Constitution as written by the Founding Fathers and ratified by the states, the federal government was precluded from imposing an income tax based upon personal income. As we progress through the next century or so of litigation and legislation, please remember, the Constitution of the United States was written as a LIMITING document, intended to limit the powers of government, not to be a complete accounting of the rights afforded to the we the people.
There is still question that the 16th Amendment was properly and legally ratified by the states. Here is your chance, take a stand and let your voice be heard. Click on the link below to sign the petition to repeal the 16th Amendment and abolish the IRS.