By Gary DeMar 1-2-13 The 16th Amendment gave the Federal Government the authority and power to tax every citizen. Heres the wording of the Amendment: 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. Please note that there is no provision in this amendment that Congress is given the right to unequally apply this power. In looking over all the Constitutions amendments, I dont see an unequal distribution of either a freedom or limitation. Equality under the law requires that as each of us stands before the courts or the Constitution, no one should be treated in an unequal way. The law applies to every citizen equally, except, it seems, when it comes to apply the 16th Amendment. (Excerpt) Read more at: Does Congress Have the Authority to Tax Americans At Different Rates?