"They weren't enforced because our government is very slow when it comes to technology and how to handle it across all the different states. This was ALWAYS coming eventually after they finally forced everyone to collect tax for online sales. I'm not any happier about it than you, but it doesn't mean it wasn't always there. It was about people not actually being honest, and they know it"
Again....people don't seem to know their history. Income tax came about as a 'permanent' part of US life in 1913...and even then, only the richest people were targeted - much like today. Income tax didn't really affect the average person until the 1930s when certain political party which still exists today but cannot be identified here had it implemented.
Mankind existed for millions of years without income tax. So...only if your definition of "always" is the past hundred years or so is it accurate to say income tax has always been around. It's incredibly sad that people think of it as a normal part of human existence, much like they would eating or drinking water.
Last...as for honesty....I believe honesty is something that exists as a human condition - not as a government invention. If the government passed a law tomorrow that made breathing illegal - would you automatically become a dishonest person for sneaking a breath now and then?