2/17/13

Rx: Repeal The Progressive Era

Michael Walsh mounts the ramparts
You’re on to something I’ve been advocating for years now.

And that is the repeal of all four of the so-called “Progressive Era” amendments, including the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th, which were passed between 1911 and 1920.

• The income-tax amendment was a self-evident attack on capitalism and led to the explosive growth of the federal government we currently enjoy today. (Without it, there’d be no need for a Balanced Budget Amendment.)

Direct elections of senators has given us, among other wonders, the elevation of John F. Kerry to, now, secretary of state.

Prohibition was directly responsible for the rise of organized crime and its unholy alliance with the big-city Democratic machines.

• And women’s suffrage ... well, let’s just observe that without it Barack Obama could never have become president. Time for the ladies to take one for the team.
(full story at nationalreview.com)

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