One hundred years ago today, Delaware became the 36th state to ratify the 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution, and the federal income tax was made legal.

We all know people who would probably say that Feb. 3, 1913, was a dark day for America. In fact, there are some in Congress who have called for the repeal of the 16th Amendment. They do not like taxes of any kind, and the federal income tax least of all. Others do not go so far as to call for repeal, but the overwhelming majority of the Republican members of Congress have signed a pledge that they will not vote for a tax increase.