American History of Direct Taxation

April 18, 2019 16th Amendment / IRS / Taxation 0

By KrisAnne Hall, JD During the American “Civil War,” politicians figured out a whole new source of revenue…the individual American income.  If they could pull it off, it would invariably ...

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21st Century Slavery

April 18, 2019 16th Amendment / Income Tax / IRS 0

by KrisAnne Hall, JD “Our tax code is the 21st Century version of slavery…the IRS has become the overseer of the American People.”  To many, this seems like an absurd radical statement; ...

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The Peculiar Institution and the Supreme Court

April 17, 2019 Constitution / SCOTUS / Slavery 0

by Joyce Lee Malcolm Paul Finkelman, in his new book, Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation’s Highest Court, plunges into the private lives of the three most prominent Supreme Court ...

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Does The Ninth Amendment Constitutionally Protect Unenumerated Rights?

by Mike Rappaport Recently, I wrote a couple of posts on whether the Privileges or Immunities Clause protected unenumerated rights. In my view, the Clause does protect such rights, but ...

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Sucky Strategy Sucks: Thoughts from Maharrey Head

April 17, 2019 Libertarian 0

By: Mike Maharrey For some libertarian purists, legislation is never good enough. If a bill doesn’t do absolutely everything that they want, they call it “watered down” and actively oppose ...

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Weaponizing People for Political Gain is Nothing New

By: Suzanne Sherman On April 12, 2019, the Los Angeles Times published an article headlined “Trump Threatens to Dump Immigrants into California’s ‘Sanctuary Cities.” The article explains that the plan ...

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The Taxation Our Founders Hated:

By KrisAnne Hall, JD In light of all the distortions and half-truths that are constantly repeated, let’s be clear –what sparked the ire of our founders was not taxes; it ...

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The Income Tax is Immoral and Unconstitutional – and Not (Just) for the Reason You Think

By Robin Koerner  I have just paid my biggest bill of the year. The invoice was for a cool 9% of my entire annual income – or my “Adjusted Gross ...

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The Federal Government Has a Negative Net Worth of $21.5 Trillion

April 16, 2019 Debt / Deficit / Government / Spending 0

By: Mike Maharrey The net worth of the U.S. federal government comes in at negative $21.5 trillion. This according to the Financial Report of the United States Government recently released by the U.S. Treasury ...

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The Judiciary Can Restore the Power of Congress

by Peter J. Wallison The recent Law & Liberty post by James Rogers, “How to Rebalance Power between Congress and the Executive Branch,” is focused on the right question: incentives. ...

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