It’s a big day, America. On October 3, 1913, President Woodrow Wilson signed the 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution:
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
Income tax, bay-bay! Progressivism, w00t w00t LULZ!!!
What a perfect moment in American history to celebrate this anniversary, this now-quaint expansion of government power, as we’re in the middle of yet another last-ditch effort to hang onto what remaining shreds of liberty we’ve got left. As brave men and women across America struggle against an arrogant autocrat who refuses to negotiate with his subjects, then accuses them of refusing to negotiate. As World War II veterans have to break through barricades just to visit their own memorial, which King Barry tried to seize in a fit of pique.
It took a Brit, a man from the country we fought long ago to escape the very tyranny we’ve blindly allowed to creep back into our lives, to sum it all up:
Leftists hate greed. That’s why they try to take away as much of your hard-earned money as possible.
Guess I’ll get started preparing for my upcoming IRS audit…
.@BarackObama is closing off public parks, monuments, etc. to punish Americans for not wanting Obamacare. HE'S the hostage-taker.
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) October 3, 2013
— I Am John Galt (@IamJohnGaltBook) October 3, 2013
Update: A century is enough.