You’re on to something I’ve been advocating for years now.(full story at nationalreview.com)
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.
Rx: Repeal The Progressive Era
Michael Walsh mounts the ramparts