April 19, 2023
April 18 is Theft Day for 2023. Also known as tax day, income taxes are due. Behind the IRS tax form is a gun. The IRS has 5 million rounds of ammunition. Why? Because income tax is theft. Keith discusses what income tax really is, its history, the 1788 Constitution’s prohibition on income tax, and the effect of the states in 1913 handing the federal government the new power of income taxation.
Links Referenced in the Show:
Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act of 1894 (see Sec. 27)
Federal Tax Bracket history
GAO Study, IRS Firearms (see pg 30)
About Rebel Civics
Hosted by Keith Bessette, Rebel Civics covers the principles of society and government, the ideas upon which America was founded, the history of the development of these principles, and current events in relation to them. Rebel (n): A person who is disobedient to unjust authority and stands up for fundamental principles, despite conventions and the opinions of others.