Leftist Avenues of Political Deceit and Legislative Corruption
To raise revenue to fund the Civil War, an unqualified model formed out of an incompetent leadership introduced the Revenue Act of 1861. Upon its termination in 1866, the Socialist Labor Party supported a graduated tax the following year. Subsequently, in 1892, the Populist Party called for a graduated income tax.
Prior to 1913, federal revenue came from tariffs rather than taxes.
In a battle between the judicial branch and the legislative branch of government, the Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act of 1894 served as the initial battleground. The following year, in a landmark case Pollock v. Farmers’ Loan & Trust Company, 157 U.S. 429 (1895), affirmed on rehearing, 158 U.S. 601 (1895), the Supreme Court of the United States ruled the Income Tax Act of 1894 unconstitutional because it violated the provision that direct taxes be apportioned among the states on the basis of population.
In 1913, pushed through leftist avenues of political deceit and legislative corruption, the Sixteenth Amendment vacated the righteous judgement of the Supreme Court. From out of a murky perversion, developed within a twisted misapplication, a grotesque and horrid apparition took shape. Like a cancerous growth on a healthy body, the apparition took hold of the most vulnerable areas of its victim. The deadly result was immediately evident. In a swift and violent devastation that refused to demonstrate the slightest mercy, the evil apparition defied the words of the Founders and created the criminal mechanisms that the faithful Patriots of 1776 had risked their lives to abolish.
With vicious callousness, exercising a cold brutality that has ruined and devastated countless civilizations throughout history, with an outstretched hand the apparition approaches one and all, either to wrestle pocketbook or soul from its countless victims. Against those who dare to resist the heartless thief, the robber takes up arms and takes captive the citizenry.
The Sycophantic Tax Collector
In 1776, this was the foul and obscene vision the Founders had pledged their very lives to each other to prevent. Now, in the form of the bully that considers only its survival as essential, the specter comes to torment the people of the Republic. Lurking in the DC political pit emerge the laborers of wickedness, drudges preying upon dredges, conducting the business of the king. Money collectors and money changers, the workers assume the image of the tax collector. Labelled by other disgusting designations, such as appraiser and assessor, it is the sycophantic tax collector who has ravaged the liberty of the descendants of the free people. It is the tax collector who, like an obedient apple-polisher, delivers the coup de gras to the slave-citizens. For the profit and gain of the modern-day masters of our Republic—the international money changers who have perverted our freedoms and taken away our independence—the lash and rod of tax is inflicted upon the backs of the people.
The history of the Republic of the United States proves that freedom and taxes are diametrically opposed to each other. It is the burden of tax that enslaves.
For this reason, the Revolutionary War was declared in 1776.
For this reason, our Republic was born.
To secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity, bestowed to us by the free people who lived and died to purchase our liberties, a new declaration must sound across our land.
If others have sounded the declaration of a free people in our generation to rid our Republic of the stain of direct taxes, then let me follow their clarion call.
If I am alone, then let me be the first to sound the bugle upon the battlefield, and defend the righteous judgment of the 1776 revolutionary patriots who dared to believe themselves free and braved war against the king’s tyranny of taxation.