Is income tax constitutional or not ?Submitted by jayprakash on Mon, 06/18/2012 - 08:50
I heard Ron Paul talk a lot about repealing 16th amendment, income tax ... and so on. Also I red about the income tax being unconstitutional.
I wanted to read about the facts, and I have problem so find, how is the income tax unconstitutional.
Could you please direct me to court cases, law/constitution citations, or anything about the unconstitutionality of the income tax ?
And even if the 16th amendment would be repealed, would the income tax be unconstitutional?
As I understand it, congress had the authority to impose direct on indirect taxes (Article I, Section 8, Clause 1), but all direct taxes, what the income tax is, had to by "apportioned among the several States" (Article I, Section 2, Clause 3).
The 16th amendment only changes, that income tax is "without apportionment among the several States".
PS: I understand all the arguments about income tax being unfair, only because of FED ...., and I red about arguments about 16th amendment not being ratified ... I'm only searching for facts in the constitution.