31st July 2011
The Other McCain has a dream.
If you consider the 16th & 17th Amendments, plus the Federal Reserve act in isolation, you can come up with one set of arguments. That’s the mathematical combination of three things, one at a time.
For those who aren’t paying attention, the 16th authorizes the Federal income tax and the 17th changed election of Senators from state legislators to direct popular vote.
Now, if you blow away all three of these federal zombies in one one shotgun chorus (great name for a band there), then you can undo the 1913 Progressive triumph of Woodrow [censored] Wilson. He may have emoted well about the need for Progress, and the imperfections of the Founding Fathers, but his ideas have proven ruinous.
I can supply that missing middle name; in fact, my insertion into that space would run several paragraphs.