There is a plethora of government corruption that has either tainted or outright destroyed portions of our Constitution. This web page seeks to simply point out the obvious corruption to our beloved Constitution. For an in depth look into the other forms of corruption, feel free to browse this website and/or further your research on the internet. When researching, please make sure sources are credible so as not to obtain disinformation.
When we look at Article 1 Section 2 Clause 3, speaking of taxes, it states;
"Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States..."
Taking that a step further, we can look at Article 1 Section 8 Clause 1, where it states;
" The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;"
However, when we look at the 16th Amendment it clearly states;
"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.
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Looking at Article 1 Section 3 Clause 1, one would clearly notice the following;
"The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, 3 for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote."
However when we view the 17th Amendment it states;
"The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each state, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote."
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This article states;
"The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;"
A general welfare clause provides that the governing body empowered by the document may enact laws to promote the general welfare of the people, sometimes worded as the public welfare. This has been used and abused as a basis for legislating unconstitutional laws in the guise of saving us from ourselves; i.e. seat belt laws.
This article clearly states;
"To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;"
When our founding fathers spoke of the dollar, they were referring to the Spanish Milled Dollar and not the dollar that is known today. This is also related to the 7th Amendment which states;
"In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law."
Our founding fathers knew the value of precious metals, hence why they said to coin our money...not print it.
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This particular article clearly states;
"To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;"
What we need to understand here is under this section of the Constitution, government is only supposed to own 100 miles of DC. If they want to occupy any other land, they have to first obtain permission from that particular State and purchase it. The land can only be used for military bases and buildings to conduct said business. Moreover, government can only enforce their federal laws on the land in which they occupy. They cannot enforce all federal laws over every square inch of America.
Congress does not have constitutional authority in foreign aide, sanctioning another country, healthcare policy or in education. Congress has unwittingly relinquished most of their power onto the president.