Income tax amendment

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    Some libertarian and right-wing types insist that the 16th Amendment (the income tax amendment) was not properly ratified and is not legally in effect.

    One of the reasons for this invalidity supposedly comes from the fact that different versions of the amendment were considered by the states, i.e., not every version had the exact same spelling, punctuation et cetera.

    Should the 16th Amendment be invalidated on these grounds?
     
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    Who and when exactly made such allegations?
     
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    This is pure baloney as the 16th has been upheld by the Supremes more than once. So I take it you are an advocate for the Fair Tax?
     
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    Several so-called conservative third parties have made such a claim- including the Constitution Party.
     
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    Define fair.
     
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    That did not answer my question, please post a link to such infromation.
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_pr...at_the_Sixteenth_Amendment_was_never_ratified

    “One argument that has been raised several times (and always ruled meritless) suggests that the Sixteenth Amendment was not properly ratified. This argument is based on the fact that the legislatures of various states passed ratifying resolutions in which the quoted text of the Amendment differed from the text proposed by Congress in terms of capitalization, spelling of words, or punctuation marks (e.g. semi-colons instead of commas).”

    The fact that the Supreme Court has upheld the validity of the 16th Amendment’s ratification does not stop some people from insisting that it was not.

    A summary of the supposed reason why the 16th Amendment is not valid can be found here: http://political-resources.com/taxes/16thamendment/default.htm

    http://www.americafirstparty.org/docs/platform.shtml

    “We hold that the federal income tax is unconstitutional, as the 16th Amendment was never properly ratified.”

    http://www.aipca.org/platform.html

    “There is substantial evidence that the 16th Amendment was never legally ratified.”

    http://www.constitution-party.net/party_platform.php

    “There is substantial evidence that the 16th Amendment was never legally ratified. When elected, we will act to cease collection of direct Federal personal income taxes”
     
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    HELL YES!
     

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