I wrote about this conflict HERE about 2 years ago and was happy to run across an article tonight titled:

Washing the Emperors’ Clothes: The 13th Amendment and the IRS

..My point is not that the income tax violates the 13th Amendment (even though it probably does, against individuals at least). But rather, my point that the issue of whether or not the US individual income tax creates a form of impermissible forced labor is a very legitimate concern. Every American has the right to ask for an explanation, without fear of being belittled by the courts for bringing a ‘frivolous’ claim. I for one, would love to hear a reasoned, principled argument, correct on factual observations, on how the income tax does not violate the personal liberty guaranteed by 13th Amendment and the rest of the Constitution; this is an argument I have yet to see.”

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