Catherine Crabill: Constitutional scholar.

No, not really. I have previously posted on her inability to read the very short Article III of the United States Constitution, now it looks she’s missed a whole amendment:

Additionally, we must repeal the income tax. It is unconstitutional and it’s abuse of power has become legendary. A flat tax would set every American free from the tedium of filing complicated tax returns and be true to our Declaration of Independence which declares that all men are created equal and should be treated as such. No one should be punished through confiscatory taxation for success while, conversely, rewarding sloth.

The income tax is unconstitutional you say? What about that pesky 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution:

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.

You know, I’ve heard stories about crazies that believe the “Titles of Nobility Amendment” was actually ratified, but I’ve never heard anyone say the 16th Amendment was never ratified. I guess there’s a first time for everything.

Cross-posted at On The Right and Virginia Virtucon.

3 Comments

  1. James Cupp says:

    There, in fact, is a contingent of kooks who claim that the 16th Amendment was never ratified. Certain you can find more info if you Google it. Could be that she believes that. On the other hand, maybe she’s only aware of one of the 27 amendments to the U.S. Constitution (the 10th, of course).

  2. Yeah, Doug Mataconis pointed this out in the comments of Virginia Virtucon, as well as how inane it is:
    http://virginiavirtucon.wordpress.com/2010/03/26/catherine-crabill-constitutional-scholar/#comments

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