Strengths And Weakness Of The Constitution Essay

830 Words Sep 4th, 2015 4 Pages
Strengths and Weakness of the Constitution. Our government was founded on the core principles of union, justice, peace, protection, and liberty. In the process of maintaining these principles our government created the twenty-seven amendments. These amendments were intentionally made to please and satisfy the needs of the American people…Or were they?
Many of the amendments created have been welcomed with open arms in society, but the context of the 16th amendment is extremely controversial. Due to its simple wording, not all the details are clear, therefore creating confusion. The 16th amendment of 1913 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."
When the amendment stated that it will collect taxes from whatever source derived, it created a sense of tension for the American people. It was without literally any regard for the individual states and with no written consent of any document besides this absurd sentence.
If the following changes occur, not only will there be more trust between the people and their government, but America will be one step closer to insuring the morals that this country was founded on. To start off, the unfairness begins when you take a look at the resources used to collect tax. The government decides to give a certain amount of income to those with unemployment, many of whom are so sick,…

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