Proposals to repeal the Income Tax
Amendment come only from right-wing
extremists. These people claim to be
anti-Communists, but they would destroy
the first line of defense eigainst Communist Russia — the financial base of
our enormous defense effort.
How could our government finance
its vast programs of assistance to needy
and needed allies against communism all
over the world without an income tax?1
America has an enormous responsi
bility of leadership in the free world
community of nations. The conduit ol
foreign policy is reserved to the federal
government by the Constitution. I he
United .Nations is the greatest hope for
peace. As the wealthiest nation in the
world, we must bear our fair share
of the expense of operating this organization. We cannot meet these moral
obligations without adequate federal
Communism feeds on poverty and
want in the backward areas of the world.
We must promote conditions which will
discourage the spread of communism.
Revenue to meet these needs is essential
for our own self-defense. Nearly every
step we take to check the spread of
communism is dependent upon the income tax for revenue. Without the income tax we could not have had lhe
Marshall Plan which saved many Euro-
pcein countries from communism. The
President's new Asian aid program
could not even be considered, were it
not for the' income tax. We could not
have Fought the war against communism
in Korea without an income lax. We
—Wide World Pholo
Governor J. Bracken Lee of Utah
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On the lighter side of the tax picture (left), a Miami Beach resident tries to
his tax problems get knottier but finds his headache follows right along. At right
Tech students hope engineer can solve their income tax return problems on the A.C.
Calculator installed on the school campus.
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eeeulil not have fought W oriel War II
againsl the tyranny of fascism without
the income tax. We couldn't even have
fought the first world war to make the'
world safe for democracy without an
When we adopted the Income Tax
Amendment in 1913. we paved lhe way
for converting our government from a
do-nothing government to a do-some-
We had to wait twenty years for a
great humanitarian statesman Roosevelt who hail the courage lo utilize the
enormous laying power which the Income Tax Amendnienl made possible.
Roosevelt was a pioneer in using tin
government's taxing power to regulate
the national economy for the benefit of
Truman and Eisenhower continued
ami developed this new American system] until today the American economy
is lhe marvel of the modern world.
Abandoning lhe modern, progressive
teixiiiL' system which has been developed
through years of harsh experience would
create chaos and bring upon the nation
conditions even worse than those we
experienced during the depression.
There, in quick review, are both
sides of a Facts Forum question:
"Should the Income Tax Amendment he repealed?"
1 "Democracy,*1 Columbia Encyclopedia, 2n,l
Edition, p. oil,.
"Republic," Columbia Encyclopedia, 2nel
Edition, p. 1663.
;' :<»iistit,,ti,eie nl the- United States, Wo,Id
ilmanac, IT,.",, pp. <,| t-,,20.
1 Home 11.,,,/. ,,t Quotations, e-.lit.-.l !.\ Pea
te.ii Stevenson, Dodd, M.enl and Company,
N.ee York, 1952. p. 1967. (Chiel Justice
John Marshall, Decision, McCulIoch v.
Maryland, 1819. Wheat., Iv, 127, 131.)
Income Tax, Hoot ,,f All Evil, t.>
Frank Chodorov, I levin- Aeleeir (ill., Ne*
York, 1151, p. 46.
'"Perpetual Foreign Aid," hy Thurman S^T
-in::, I alley Evening Monitor, Dec. ^
7 The Income Tin. Root of All Evil, p. !'•
■ The People's Pnltiige. lev I.elli'l GnrK'"'
Tlie- Ceixi.eei Printers, Ltd., Caldwell, Idaho-
1953, pp. 70-72.
1 The Communist Manifesto, ley Marx m
1 "The Power to Tax Is the' Power to ''
stroy," hv Col. Bluford .1. Baiter, Free ■"'
>,-„/,. Jan. 15, 1955. ,
The Income 'I'm. Hoot ,,j All Evil, pp. "''"j'
'■ ".liuiki'ts ele' Luxe," Congressional RccO' '
Mar. 2.",. 1954, p. .1609.
'Selected U.S. Governmenl Publications,"
15, I uly 17, 1953.
1 "l.iiinl Wlieese- Teixc-'" lev Norman ')''
lie-li, 77ee- Nation, Oct. 2(1, 1951, pp. ■'-
1 "Should tlie- Federal Power te> Tan He' ' I
tailed?" Congressional Digest, .leein""
195.!. p. 21.
■ llii,, Speaks lor Mun'/ lev Norman I'"""',.
r"Con We Limit Taxes to 25%?" by E-Jj
Grigwold, Atlantic Monthly. August, ''''
' World Almanac, 1955.
'"The Question ol Curbing the Fe#l
Power n. Teix ami Spend, Congress'0
Digest, January, 1953, p. 13.
'Ihid., p. 15.
' Ibid., p. 19.
'-lied., p. 21.
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