categoryMenu_new
 
  Home
  EXTRAORDINARY AH Teaching from Spiritual Hierarchy
  AbundantHope
  NEW READERS! Read Here First
  Supporting AH
  Leadership of AbundantHope
  Announcements
  Regional AH Sites
  Other Sites with AH material
  Contact Us
  Becoming A Messiah
  OUR PUBLIC FORUM IS OPEN TOO ALL
  Mission Ideas
  System Busting
  Cleric Letter/English
  Translations of Cleric Letter
  AH Member Writings
  Candace
  Ron
  Rosie
  Jess
  Brian's Poetry
  James
  Giuseppe
  Esteban
  Telepathic Messages
  Candace
  Jess Anthony
  Vince
  Leonette
  John
  Adam
  Bela
  Joyce
  Hazel
  Kibo
  Peter
  Rosie
  Johan
  Lucia
  Lucia G
  Rubens
  Shellee-Kim
  Ben
  Dorothea
  Solon
  Others
  Targeted Messages
  Hano
  Light Flower
  Changing The Face Of Religion
  - Phoenix Journals - PDF in German
  Candace on Religion
  Other Spiritual Pieces
  Spiritual Nuggets by the Masters
  Phoenix Journals
  Phoenix Journals - PDF
  Telepathic Messages PDF books
  Selections from the Urantia Book
  Illustrations For The Urantia Book
  CMGSN Pieces
  THE WAVE
  Environment/Science
  David Crayford and the ITC
  Health and Nutrition
  Podcasts, Radio Shows, Video by AH
  Political Information
  True US History
  Human/Animal Rights
  The Miracle That Is Me
  Education
  Resources
  911 Material
  Books - eBooks
  government email/phone #'s
  Self Reliance
  Video
  Websites
  Alternative News Sources
  Art and Music
  Foreign Sites
  Health and Healing
  Human/Animal Rights
  Scientific
  Spiritual
  Vegan Recipes
  Translated Material
  Dutch
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Jess
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Candace
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Anderen
  Artikelen/berichten
  French
  Canal Jess
  Par Candace
  Other Channels
  Articles
  German
  Telepathische Nachrichten (Candace)
  Telepathische Nachrichten (Jess)
  Telepathische Nachrichten (div.)
  AH Mitgliederbeiträge (Candace)
  AH Mitgliederbeiträge (Jess)
  Spirituelle Schätze
  Italian
  Translations - Candace
  Translations - Jess
  Translations - Others
  Portuguese
  by Candace
  By Jess
  By Others
  Spanish
  Anfitriones Divinos
  Bitácoras Fénix
  Creadores-de-Alas (WingMakers/Lyricus)
  Escritos de Candace
  Escritos de Otros
  Monjoronsón
  Telemensajes de Candace
  Telemensajes de Jess Anthony
  Telemensajes de Otros
  Chinese
  By Candace
  By Jess
  By Others
  Korean Translations
  Hungarian Translations
  Swedish Translations

Search
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Political Information : True US History Last Updated: Oct 19, 2019 - 12:29:20 AM


The 16th Amendment: How the U.S. Federal Income Tax Became D.C.’s Favorite Political Weapon
By Sam Jacobs with comments by Ron
Oct 19, 2019 - 10:22:28 PM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page Share/Bookmark

https://www.thedailybell.com/all-articles/news-analysis/us-federal-income-tax-guide-16th-amendment-history/

The American Revolution was sparked in part by unjust taxation. After all, the colonists in Boston rebelled against Britain for imposing "taxation without representation," and summarily tossed English tea into the harbor in protest in 1773.

Nowadays Americans collectively spend more than 6 billion hours each year filling out tax forms, keeping records, and learning new tax rules according to the Office of Management and Budget. Complying with the byzantine U.S. tax code is estimated to cost the American economy hundreds of billions of dollars annually - time and money that could otherwise be used for more productive activities like entrepreneurship and investment, or just more family and leisure time.

The majority of these six billion hours sacrificed by Americans to Washington each year goes to complying with a tax that didn't even exist until 100 years ago - the federal income tax.

[Ron: THINK about this Pilgrims! Apart from the overt THEFT of the wealth created by individual labour and exertion involved in personal income taxation, the covert slavery involved is compounded by forcing the population to waste enormous amounts of time and effort filling out tax forms, keeping records, and learning new tax rules.

Moreover, US income taxes are collected by the IRS, a private corporation, and paid to its private corporate (wage slave) owners. See eg: An Investigative Report Re the US Strawman UCC/Redemption Process By Barton A. Buhtz See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/An_Investigative_Report_Re_the_US_Strawman_UCC_Red_3358.shtml * Be aware also, that ALL income taxations is COSMICALLY UNLAWFUL, ie contrary to divine law because of the way that the cosmos is created and operates.

* For an informative discussion of some aspects of the Strawman mechanism as it operates today see Mary Croft’s: "Natural Man vs. Artificial Person, Law, Money & Banking" in six parts the first being: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c2byZlTsOA&feature=related

See also: Life Before The Income Tax - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Life-Before-The-Income-Tax.shtml].

Worse still, this tax has become a political weapon for Washington to incentivize certain activities (home ownership, charitable giving, etc.) and to punish others. It's a tax that follows Americans wherever they go in the world, and it's one that was originally sold to the American people by President Woodrow Wilson as a means of "soaking the rich" during the so-called Gilded Age.

[Ron:  Also, in keeping with the JOOS' policy of deceptive creeping incrementalism, the US income tax was originally set at ONE percent of a taxpayer's income.].

How did a country that was founded on the concept of limited government come to embrace such a draconian policy? And what does it say about Washington that tax reform has become synonymous with class warfare and corporate lobbyists?

[Ron: See eg:   ].

Read on to learn the history of the 16th Amendment - which authorized the federal collection of an income tax - and how that power has ultimately meant the growth of Washington at the expense of just about everyone else.

Early Attempts to Implement an Income Tax

Could you imagine a time in the U.S. when roads were being paved, there was zero national debt, and the federal government was completely operational - all without income taxes? This may sound like a Libertarian fantasy, but it's actually an image of the America of yesteryear. Before the advent of the income tax, the U.S. government relied exclusively on tariffs and user fees to finance operations.

Unsurprisingly, operations were much smaller compared with today's extravagant government programs like welfare, social security, and subsidies. But even though spending was more conservative during the Republic's early years, certain political events [Ron: created by the Talmudic Crown banksters in the City of London] motivated the government to consider more direct ways of reaching into the pockets of its citizens.

One of these political events was the War of 1812. This war may have inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner" as he famously watched the rockets red glare over Fort McHenry, but it was also straining our fiscal resources and the war effort needed to be financed.

Enter the idea of a progressive income tax - based on the British Tax Act of 1798 (which should have been our first warning). Fortunately for the time, the War of 1812 came to a close in 1815, and the discussion of enacting an income tax was tabled for the next few decades.

Ever so stubborn, progressive individuals were hell-bent on enacting income taxes, and they eventually found a way to do this at a local and state level. In time, they would reignite a new movement for the adoption of the federal income tax.

State Versions of the Income Tax

Federal Income TaxWith state governments increasingly embarking on public infrastructure projects and introducing compulsory public education, the money for these programs had to come from somewhere. For the income tax advocates whose hopes were dashed during the War of 1812, state income taxes served as a consolation prize. In turn, income tax supporters immediately got to work and started to chip away at state legislatures.

In the mid-19th century, the fruits of the income tax crowd's labor began to pay off as several states got the ball rolling. Some of these states included:

Slow but sure, income taxes started to make their way from one state legislature to the next. But once the 1860s arrived, income taxes got a tremendous push from one of the most destructive and pivotal events in U.S. history.

Did the income tax supporters finally get their wish?

The Civil War's Boost for a Federal Income Tax

To say the U.S. was divided during the 1860s would be an understatement.

Ripped apart at the seams by a bloody Civil War (1861-1865), the Union government was desperate for funds to finance its ambitious quest to restore order to the beleaguered nation. Like the War of 1812, proposals for income tax were on the menu. Unlike the preceding war period, however, the U.S. was able to successfully enact an income tax.

Abraham Lincoln signed the Revenue Act of 1861 as a means to finance the expensive war effort. This was followed up with other measures like the Revenue Act of 1862 and Revenue Act of 1864, which created the nation's first progressive income tax system and the precursor to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

What seemed like a monumental victory for income tax supporters who hoped for a long-lasting income tax system would vanish into the ether once the Civil War ended. No longer needing a massive army to put down rebels and stitch the country back together, the U.S. government let Civil War era income taxes expire once Reconstruction was in full swing. The pro-income tax crowd would have to reassess its tactics and look at other avenues for political change.

The American People Push Back

The 16th Amendment: How the U.S. Federal Income Tax Went From Temporary to Political WeaponHow did the U.S. government go from embracing massive government expansions during the Civil War to later reverting back to its Constitutional roots of limited government during the next decade? Was it benevolent politicians who, in an act of political kindness, decided to hit the reset button and give Americans their cherished rights back? Or was there something else at play?

Upon further inspection, there is reason to believe that taxes in the 19th century tended to be temporary in nature given the American people's ideological propensities. Most people were still skeptical of government overreach, especially during the Civil War - a time where habeas corpus was suspended, and the first income tax was implemented. Shell-shocked from a horrific experience that laid waste to countless urban centers and left hundreds of thousands of Americans dead, the American populace wanted a return to normalcy. And that meant scaling back government as much as possible.

Even Henry Ward Beecher, the brother of the famous author Harriet Beecher Stowe, was skeptical of the Radical Republicans' zealous plans to grow government during the Reconstruction period. Historian Tom Woods in The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History exposed Beecher's thoughts on the matter:

The federal government is unfit to exercise minor police and local government, and will inevitably blunder when it attempts it...To oblige the central authority to govern half the territory of the Union by federal civil officers and by the army, is a policy not only uncongenial to our ideas and principles, but pre-eminently dangerous to the spirit of our government.

Many Americans would agree with Stowe's assessment - above all, members of Congress who sought to reassert Congressional dominance throughout the rest of the 19th century. But with the arrival of the Progressive Era, the rules of the political game began to change. Soon, ideas of expansive government, which were routinely scoffed at by intellectuals, politicians, and the American population at large throughout the first half of the 19th century, made a fierce comeback during the latter half of the 19th century.

This time around, these ideas began to have considerable staying power.

[Colour fonts, bolding and comments in square brackets added.].

Continue reading The 16th Amendment: How the U.S. Federal Income Tax Became D.C.'s Favorite Political Weapon at Ammo.com.

Subscribe to The Daily Bell and immediately access our free guide:

 

RELATED ARTICLES:

Life Before The Income Tax - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Life-Before-The-Income-Tax.shtml

An Investigative Report Re the US Strawman UCC/Redemption Process By Barton A. Buhtz See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/An_Investigative_Report_Re_the_US_Strawman_UCC_Red_3358.shtml

Bankruptcy of The United States - http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/The_Bankruptcy_of_The_United_States_3135.shtml

Congressman Louis T. McFadden. - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Congressman_Louis_T_McFadden_1057.shtml

US Congress: House Joint Resolution 192 of June 5, 1933 - http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/US_Congress_House_Joint_Resolution_192_of_June_5_1_3312.shtml

BRITISH FINANCIAL WARFARE: 1929; 1931- 33 HOW THE CITY OF LONDON CREATED THE GREAT DEPRESSION. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/BRITISH_FINANCIAL_WARFARE_1929_1931-_33_HOW_THE_CI_3133.shtml

Bankruptcy of the United States. - http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/Bankruptcy_of_the_United_States_1771.shtm




All writings by members of AbundantHope are copyrighted by
©2005-2019 AbundantHope - All rights reserved

Detailed explanation of AbundantHope's Copyrights are found here


Top of Page

True US History
Latest Headlines
Kanye West Led Great Awakening Event Casts New Light On “Trump Prophecy” Predicted By Hermit Of Loreto
"Impeachment against President Bush"
Ukraine Moves To Rejoin Russia While Watching America Destroy Itself With Trump Impeachment Coup
Casualties of War: Military Veterans Have Become America’s Walking Wounded
The Manchurian Candidate Theory Will Never Die
'Jesus Is King' Makes Billboard History: tops 5 Charts, Dominates Top 10 Christian, Gospel lists
New Hoax Same Swamp
Democrat Dud: First Public Impeachment Hearing Falls Short as ‘Complicated,’ Unclear Allegations Drive Inquiry Forward
Murder Like It’s 1495: U.S.-Backed Counterinsurgency in the Philippines
DHS Expects To Have The Biometrics Data of 259 Million People by 2022
Even the Manson killings Have Serious CIA-HOLLYWOOD Connections
EpsteinGate:The Liberal Media Unites to Protect Pedophiles
Global Debt Tops $188,000,000,000,000 – Officially The Biggest Debt Bubble The World Has Ever Seen
SerialBrain2: The Maestro’s Beautiful Chess Combination for the Whistleblower.
AG Barr: Attack on Western Values / Faith 2019 Notre Dame
Impeach Kavanaugh ?
'Resistance'..
Trump Opens “New Portal Of Hell” For His Deranged Democrat Enemies Writing Political Suicide Notes
Terror Shakes Deep State After Iran Comes To Defense Of Trump By Revealing They Have FBI Agent Able To Throw Hillary Clinton In Prison
Pentagon: We'll Shoot Any Syrian Official Who Tries to Access Syrian Oil