The Constitution grants Congress the right to levy taxes on Americans under the 16th Amendment. Since 1913, when the amendment was ratified, both political parties have argued who should be taxed and how much. Instead of using taxation as a way to fund the legitimate functions of government, the tax code instead has been used as a tool of social engineering.

A popular slogan that has arisen in the past few years among those on the left is “tax the rich.” The idea behind it is that wealthy Americans (the one percent) have ostensibly not “paid their fair share” to society, and must pay higher taxes to redistribute wealth to those less well off in the form of government programs. The most recent iteration proposed is a “wealth tax” levied on the highest earning Americans.

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