The United States Constitution

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I am concerned about the direction of the United States economy and politics, and about our declining influence in the world. I feel we are losing our moral and ethical bearings.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Amendments 11 - 27

From 1792 to 2006, over 200 years, there have only been 17 additional amendments. As mentioned before, the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment, so really that makes 16 amendments that are currently in force. As with other parts of the Constitution, a seemingly simple sentence has led to huge consequences. For example, the 16th Amendment, passed in 1913, consists of one sentence. It's the basis of the entire US income tax code. The first income tax return form consisted of one page. Why can't we return to the "good old days"?


Listen to Amendments 11 - 27.

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