Tuesday, December 7, 2010

16th Amendment Artwork

"The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration."
- 16th Amendment of the United States Constitution 

The 16th amendment is pretty self explanatory. Just for clarification though, the 16th amendment gives Congress the power to collect taxes on income without apportioning it among the states. The Sixteenth Amendment was passed in 1909 and ratified in 1913. Before the ratification of the amendment, Congress had passed The Income Tax Act of 1894 that tried to establish a 2% income tax on anyone earning over $4,000 in income. The Tax Act was challenged and taken to the U.S. Supreme Court where it was deemed unconstitutional, which is why the government had to pass this amendment. 

The first piece of media that I am introducing for the 16th amendment is from a neighboring blogger of blogger.com. The person's blog is Chico Town, and I ran across this image that read "1913. Worst. Year. Ever." Then ir went to listing the reasons for 1913 being such a horrible year. I found it funny and it refers to the 16th Amendment, however, not in the best light.

Chico Town

Reasons why:

1) The federal reserve was created 
2) The 16th amendment reinstated the federal income tax
3) the 17th amendment killed states rights with the direct election of senators and
4) President Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated. Wilson of course was the jackass who signed the federal reserve act into existence and he can directly be blamed for causing WWI and WWII

Oh yeah, plus 13 is an unlucky number


  1. Not as bad as your making it out to be

  2. Not as bad as your making it out to be