LETTERS: About financial slavery

Our Constitution protects us from government including our financial freedom by preventing “direct taxation”. The Founding Fathers of our Constitution recognized the evil nature of taxing productivity and specifically forbade direct taxation in Article I Sections 2, 8, and 9. It all changed in February 1913 with the passage of the 16th Amendment that enables direct taxation and without limits. Six months late came the first legal income tax, then the IRS, payroll taxes for Social Security and Medicare and tax withholding. The 16th Amendment gave the federal government huge new taxing power and we lost Freedom, Liberty and Civil Rights. The 16th Amendment enables a graduated income tax, the second requirement for a communist state per the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx. The 16th Amendment makes us all slaves to our government.

The big issues of tax reform are tax evasion, moving the tax base from production to consumption, and ending direct taxation with the repeal of the 16th Amendment. The Ways and Means Committee is ignoring these three problems. The FAIRtax bill HR25/S18 solves these problems plus the 31 reasons presented by the Ways and Means Committee. Learn more and join the FAIRtax cause at bigsolution.org.

Paul Livingston

FairTax volunteer

Jacksonville, FL 32217


OK, so the NFL wants to protest, but what about? How about financial slavery? The cause is “Freedom from Direct Taxation”. All of us could join in. It could unify our country. After all, thanks to direct taxation with the 16th Amendment, we were all made slaves to our government and we lost Civil Rights, Freedom and Liberty. The 16th gave the government the power to directly take money from all of us. Look at your pay sub to see the money withheld from you. Our Constitution, before the 16th specifically prevented this government taxation power. The solution to collect the same tax revenue is the FAIRtax bill HR 25/ S18. The FAIRtax helps most the impoverished by eliminating hidden imbedded business taxes of $0.22 per dollar and added a monthly tax refund to untax us all put to subsistence level spending. Learn more and join the cause at bigsolution.org

Paul Livingston