H.J. Res. 41 Vote & Real Tax
||May 2, 2001
Dear liberty activist,
A citizen can verbally oppose the federal income tax or he
can take action
to abolish it.
The constitutional amendment (H.J. Res. 41) that would have
made it more
difficult to raise federal taxes by increasing the majority
a simple majority to a 2/3 majority, failed to pass on
There were 232 votes in favor, 189 votes against, with 11
voting. (A 2/3 majority was required to pass H.J. Res. 41.)
Our fight to lower taxes, however, is just beginning.
Shortly after H.J.
Res. 41 failed to pass, another constitutional amendment was
H.J. Res. 45 - The Liberty Amendment. This amendment
was introduced by
Congressman Ron Paul (Texas). The Liberty Amendment
would repeal the
Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution, thus eliminating
the federal income
tax. In addition, it would eliminate federal capital
gains and estate
taxes. Now that's real tax relief!
H.J. Res. 45 - The Liberty Amendment would also prohibit the
government from engaging in any business activity that
competes with private
businesses (except as provided by the Constitution) and
require the federal
government to sell properties that were used in those
Is eliminating the federal income tax impossible? No.
Americans still believe in liberty. They, therefore,
question the validity
of the federal tax code, the I.R.S. and the Sixteenth
They understand that the federal leviathan is out of
control. The Liberty
Amendment can serve as a flashpoint for all of these
millions of voices.
The Liberty Amendment is not an academic exercise. It
is not a political
statement or an abstract ideal. It is real legislation
before the U.S.
House of Representatives now. It can become law.
It will become law if
every liberty-minded American tells his U.S. representative
re-election will depend on his support of the Liberty
Please urge your U.S. representative to support real tax
cosponsoring the Liberty Amendment and working for its
passage. Go to
The Liberty Committee