UPDATE 10.19.22: You have read for years on Richardcyoung.com that Woodrow Wilson was, and is, America’s worst president in history. Here Tom Woods and Michael Malice break down in a “Politically Incorrect Guide” style video, just how bad Woodrow Wilson was. Watch:
Originally posted on August 16, 2022.
The IRS is incompatible with a free society, explains Dr. Ron Paul at the Ron Paul Institute. Paul, a former congressman and presidential candidate, reminds readers that the income tax was created in 1913, the same year as the Federal Reserve. Who was President that year? America’s worst president, Woodrow Wilson. Paul writes (abridged):
The IRS has a history of disrespecting due process rights of Americans, so creating a new army of IRS agents with a mission to extract more money will lead to massive liberties violations. Given the IRS’s shameful history of harassing the political enemies of whoever holds power at the moment, we should expect the new agents to target opponents of US foreign policy, gun control, government promotion of green energy, and other policies of the current administration.
The IRS recently ran an ad seeking agents who are willing to carry a firearm and use deadly force. This comes after the tax agency’s purchase this year of 700,000 dollars worth of ammunition. Perhaps the agency is worried that the latest attempt to get more taxes from Americans already suffering from the inflation tax will lead to violence, or perhaps the IRS wants its agents to carry firearms to remind taxpayers that the tax laws are backed by the threat of government violence.
The premise behind the income tax is that the government is the true owner of all property and thus has the right to take as much from the people as it desires. Therefore, the income tax, like the other monstrosity created in 1913 — ( Thanks Woodrow Wilson, America’s worst president) the Federal Reserve, is incompatible with a free society but necessary for an authoritarian welfare-warfare state. To avoid 1984, repeal 1913.
By Ron Paul, MD, Ron Paul Institute. Dr. Ron Paul is a former member of Congress and Distinguished Counselor to the Mises Institute.
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