In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted allowing the Federal Government to directly tax the people. Thus was born the Income Tax.
Taxation of a person’s labor is enslavement in all but name only.
The Federal Reserve was also born that year allowing the Federal Government to issue “fiat money.” Money that is valued only so long as confidence can be fabricated and maintained by the Federal Government. The Fed can print money to it’s heart’s content devaluing our currency ever so slowly in the process. This is theft by devaluation. One dollar today is not the same as one dollar a mere ten years ago. Stealth wealth redistribution.
The Federal Reserve is made possible only because of the tax base which is the Citizenry of the United States of America.
We are accounts upon which the Federal Government of the United States can perpetually draw upon for any and every misadventure and insane scheme that the Banks, controlling US Corporations and the Fed can fantasize about in their greedy, beady eyed little heads.
Imperial America was born in 1913 made possible by the creation of the Federal Reserve and a permanent funding source that is US, the United States Citizen.
Also, in the year 1913, the 17th Amendment was passed. This crafty amendment altered the s/election of the Senators of the United States of America.
Where before, the States Legislatures elected United States Senators, thereby maintaining control over the Senior Representatives of the respective, autonomous and sovereign States, the 17th Amendment created direct elections via popular State Citizen vote of the Senators from each State.
These acts removed any checks that the individual and sovereign States held over the Federal Government paving the way for the Centralized and all too powerful Federal Government that we have today wherein the Executive can take the Nation to war on whims, lies and propaganda and truth be damned.
The Federal Government is now Supreme and all powerful. What it cannot overcome via coercion and threats of violence, it can overcome with pork via the confiscations of the Income Tax and the tyrannical Internal Revenue Service.
Americans are now wholly owned subsidiaries of the Federal Government of the United States of America. We are slaves in all but name.
Try not paying your Federal Income Taxes and see how free you are.
The monies that are collected via the income tax make possible every evil that has been enacted by the Federal Government since 1913.