The structure of our society that the US Constitution was designed to create and preserve no longer exists. That structure was destroyed when the Democrats and Republicans, in a bold, blatant abuse of power went around two barriers that were placed in the U.S. Constitution. In that act of tyranny, the Democrats and Republicans passed a bill that became the unconstitutional law of the land, i.e., the 16th amendment. The 16th amendment authorized a direct tax on your income. Both the 16th Amendment and a direct tax on your income were declared unconstitutional. One hundred and one years later, the Democrats and Republicans have not taken one single step toward rescinding this atrocious amendment. They like the structure of society it created. Every year, Americans faithfully report to the government every penny they earn because the 16th Amendment makes every penny they earn the property of the U.S. Government. The 16th Amendment gave government the authority to tell you how much of their money, that you earned for them, that you can keep and how you must spend their money - that they allow you to keep. The government now controls every aspect of your life and even that of every business in America. Government determines what is and what is not an 'allowable' business expense. Government even determines what is and what is not a business. Because of the 16th amendment, every working American is nothing better than a slave; the US Government is your master.
The U.S. Constitution guaranteed the states a republic form of government. The 16th Amendment gave justification to the 17th Amendment, and with the ratification of the 17th Amendment, where senators were directly elected by the people, the states lost their representation and oversight of the federal government. The republic that the U.S. Constitution intended to guarantee and preserve for the states no longer existed.
With the financial barriers in the constitution breached, it became possible for political parties to pursue the three Worldviews that can be imposed by force and that have always led to tyranny. Those Worldviews are being actively pursued by the Democratic, Republican, and Reform (Green) parties. The gates of tyranny having been swung wide open by the 16th Amendment and two of the political parties have already begun imposing their form of tyranny upon our country.
I would like to re-establish the financial barriers to the three tyrannical Worldviews. I would like to put an end to the forms of government that the two major parties are pursuing. It is time to return to the original, responsible. limited government circumscribed by the US Constitution. I would like to re-create the structure of our society that the U.S. Constitution was designed to create and preserve.
Live your life as you so choose.
You have a right to live your life they way you want to live it and to be free from the dictates of an oppressive, tyrannical government. I will work toward those goals.
Working to create a government that pursues the Libertarian Direction and Approach
Mark E. Glogowski, Ph.D.
Libertarian candidate for New York State Assembly