Somebody is in love with the 16th Amendment
That somebody is Kevin Horrigan of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Last Monday marked the 100th anniversary of the day that U.S. Secretary of State Philander C. Knox took pen in hand and affirmed that the 16th Amendment, having been passed by Congress and ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the states, was part of the U.S. Constitution.
The income tax is 100 years old. Got any big plans to celebrate? Probably not.
The First Amendment has a lot of fans. The Second Amendment is huge. The 13th Amendment was a star on Oscar night. Chicks dig the 19th. We’ll drink to the 22nd, which overturned the 18th. But few people love No. 16, which is strange, considering how much we all benefit from it.
It is amazing that a guy who thinks a progressive rate tax is “fair” can actually write coherent paragraphs.