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America's Counter-Revolution
The Constitution Revisited

From the back cover:

This book challenges the assumption that the Constitution was a landmark in the struggle for liberty. Instead, Sheldon Richman argues, it was the product of a counter-revolution, a setback for the radicalism represented by America’s break with the British empire. Drawing on careful, credible historical scholarship and contemporary political analysis, Richman suggests that this counter-revolution was the work of conservatives who sought a nation of “power, consequence, and grandeur.” America’s Counter-Revolution makes a persuasive case that the Constitution was a victory not for liberty but for the agendas and interests of a militaristic, aristocratic, privilege-seeking ruling class.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Misunderstood 16th Amendment Is 100 Years Old

Today is the 100th anniversary of ratification of the 16th Amendment, the so-called income-tax amendment. Contrary to popular myth, it did not legalize taxes on wages and salaries, because such taxes had never been ruled unconstitutional. For details see my series "Beware Income-Tax Casuistry."

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