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America Before Income Taxes 

Taxes have been around for thousands of years—especially income taxes.  But that wasn't always the case in the United States. The country was income-tax-free in its infancy. That's because there was no federal government to establish one. The British government, however, imposed a variety of taxes on the colonists. These included a head tax, real estate taxes, and the infamous tea tax that led to the Boston Tea Party.

After the Revolutionary War, the Constitution gave Congress the power to impose taxes and other levies on the general public. States were responsible for collecting and passing them on to the federal government. Most of these were excise taxes, taxes imposed on specific goods or services, such as alcohol and tobacco. The government also tried direct taxation—taxing things an individual owned. That didn't last, and the feds went back to collecting excise taxes.

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Generations for America's History

      Our founder is Retired U.S. Army Lt Col Ingrid Centurion. Imagine being a little girl growing up in the 1970's and 1980's with the dream of being an Army combat pilot? When most girls back then were told,

“Women can't do that!”

      In 1985 as a young 16 year old girl, she worked long hours at Walgreens as a cashier to pay to start her dream to become a pilot. By 1988 she became a pilot and while in college she upgraded her license to a flight instructor. After graduating college in 1991 with a B.S. in Aeronautical Technology Flight Management from Arizona State University, she joined the U.S. Army and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. In 1998 she got her Masters Degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

      During her career as a U.S. Army Officer she flew intelligence combat missions hunting for terrorists such as Abu Bakr_al-Baghdadi in Iraq. Her intelligence combat missions included protecting our southern border by training our border patrol and preparing them for missions to stop transnational threats of drugs, human trafficking, sex trafficking, terrorists and illegal crossings.

      She has learned what it takes to lead many kinds of people and has the proven experience. She brings this big picture world vision to help other young Americans accomplish their childhood dreams. For adult Americans, you are never too old to start, to finish your childhood dreams.

      Retired U.S. Army Lt Col Ingrid Centurion's current goal is to educate generations on why America is the greatest country to achieve any opportunity you can dream.

  1. Our loss of liberty due to infringement by the government and special interest groups.

  2. Various professions take an oath to defend the constitution but they have no knowledge of the document. 

  1. Build active citizenry through education while making the government responsive and accountable to the people.

  2. Create awareness of the foundational principles and values of the Constitution. 

  1. Educate citizens in Governance, Parliamentarian procedures, and Robert's Rules of Order. 

  2. Teach the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights and help citizens pass the U.S. Citizenship requirements. 

  • Formed July 4th, 2022

  • First Event "We Are Better Together Rally", 14 October 2022

  • Started Teaching "Train with a Parliamentarian, Roberts Rule of Order" December 2022

  • Penmanship & Cursive Writing Summer Camp, 19-23 June 2023, North Charleston 

  • North Charleston Mayoral Debate, 10 October 2023, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston

  • Introduction to Penmanship, July 1,3,5,8,10,12, Goose Creek 2024

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Empower American Citizens, 1st Generation, 2nd, 3rd,

4th, 5th and many generations to come. Generations for America advocates for preserving American principles through education and civic engagement.

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