Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Peril of Our Own Making

By George McClellan

Our dilemma is trying to understand the how and why our constitutional republic does not function the way as was originally laid out in the US Constitution. The answer is that politicians have meddled with it at a time when no one was apparently looking.

First, the 16th amendment, ratified in 1913, establishing the income tax has turned out to be a candy dish for politicians to painlessly extract taxpayer funds for what ever use they wanted. Second, is the 17th Amendment, also ratified in 1913, that deprives the fifty states of real direct representation in Congress. Somebody thought Senators should be voted for directly like in popularity contestants, in effect becoming six year Representatives, not two year ones.

It didn't take long for Congress to legally corrupt itself and start passing out legislative favors for money, so they could stay in office, while side tracking the individual states from participating in overall government as the 10th amendment once provided for. For the 10th amendment to work, the 16th and 17th amendments must be repealed.....To Read More.....

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