The truth once held so dear has become questionable, not politically correct, and is no longer accepted as truth. The U.S. Constitution, when adopted in 1789, restricted income taxes so that they were not practicable. Then Karl Marx wrote a book explaining the principles of communism in 1849. He spelled out 10 planks that would be necessary to convert a free capitalistic society into a communist state. The second plank called for a graduated income tax.
Sixty years later the 16th Amendment to the Constitution was adopted allowing for the second plank of the Communist Manifesto.
Why are we so afraid to admit the truth? After 100 years, this system has grown into a destructive monster everyone seems to hate yet does not think we can do without. The point of this is what has been so destructive to our country and is a stated goal of communism is now so ingrained in our lives that we all want to accept it as “American” when it is not.
The Fair Tax Plan is the only proposal that will fix this situation and eliminate the need for an income tax and the IRS. For more information, visit www.fairtax.org.
Roy Newsom lives in Granbury.