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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Reinstate Article 8

2011/09/24 at 9:13 pm

@11 Yes, replace the 16th amendment with contributions from the states, apportioned by land value (but not land improvements).
The text could be taken straight from Article 8 from the Articles of Confederation:

“All charges of war, and all other expenses that shall be incurred for the common defense or general welfare, and allowed by the United States in Congress assembled, shall be defrayed out of a common treasury, which shall be supplied by the several States in proportion to the value of all land within each State, granted or surveyed for any person, as such land and the buildings and improvements thereon shall be estimated according to such mode as the United States in Congress assembled, shall from time to time direct and appoint. The taxes for paying that proportion shall be laid and levied by the authority and direction of the legislatures of the several States within the time agreed upon by the United States in Congress assembled.”