By Douglas V. Gibbs
During last night's Constitution Class in Temecula we were discussing the 24th Amendment. The amendment disallows poll taxes, which had been employed in an effort to keep blacks from being able to vote in The South. I explained that poll taxes had already been prohibited at the federal level by Article I, Section 9. "A poll tax," I explained, "is a head tax, or capitation."
A couple of the attendees laughed at that last word and wondered allowed if it was related to "decapitation."
A gentleman in the back said allowed, "Decapitation? That's the income tax."
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