Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
The assumption that the federal government did not collect personal income tax before 1913 is a common fallacy. It did so directly from time to time and by stamp taxes. Think about perusing historical documents from the IRS and CRS sometime.

Rather than the occasional Federalist paper.

Also, there is no provision in the US Constitution that addresses secession of a state, orderly or not: one of the reasons, if ever, modern confederate 'intellectuals' refer to the 10th Amendment (civil right) rather than Article 10 to justify rebellion.

The apple does not fall far from the tree.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Dec 11th, 2018 at 03:02:54 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Others have rated this comment as follows:


Top Diaries

Occasional Series