IPI Policy Report - # 165
A Monument of Deficient Wisdom: The Constitutional Conflict in Federal Income Tax Law Enforcement
by Daniel J. Pilla on 12/20/2001
The Constitution originally forbade direct, invasive taxes. The Sixteenth Amendment removed this protection and gave birth to the modern income tax, sacrificing our individual liberties, our legal principles and protections to government’s insatiable desire for revenue. A primary criterion for tax reform should be the restoration of the individual liberties intended by the Founders.
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