Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Interesting Confluence of Tyranny

Consider the year 1916 and a few just before and after:

Death tax
Income tax - 16th amendment
Federal Reserve
Lost State's right to balance Congress - 17th amendment Prohibition (we all know how well THAT worked) - repealed 14 years later, after a miserable failure -- BUT, it set the stage for the largest expansion of tyrannical government spying and despotism the world has ever seen (no apology to FBI managers, many of whose underlings deserve praise for doing their jobs well, but some deserve only derision - Horiuchi and Ruby Ridge come to mind....)

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