February 3, 1913

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1913 the 16th Amendment was ratified, which made the imposition and collection of a federal income tax the law of the land. Many people today, such as Sovereign Citizens and other nutjobs, claim this amendment doesn’t exist or is unconstitutional and doesn’t have to be obeyed. On April 24, 2008, Actor Wesley Snipes was educated in the Federal Courts that this law does exist and will be enforced. He served three years in prison and had to pay the taxes (a couple of million) owed, plus a hefty fine.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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