The IRS targets constitutional-loving groups—this is tyranny and exactly what the Declaration of Independence revolted against.
Wrote by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano:
Here’s an example you’ve heard before. You’re sitting at home at night, and there’s a knock at the door. You open the door, and a guy with a gun pointed at you says: “Give me your money. I want to give it away to the less fortunate.” You think he’s dangerous and crazy, so you call the police. Then you find out he is the police, there to collect your taxes.
The framers of the Constitution understood this. For 150 years, the federal government was run by user fees and sales of government land and assessments to the states for services rendered. It rejected the Hamiltonian view that the feds could take whatever they wanted, and it followed the Jeffersonian first principle that the only moral commercial exchanges are those that are fully voluntary.
This worked well until the progressives took over the government in the first decade of the 20th century. They persuaded enough Americans to cause their state legislatures to ratify the Sixteenth Amendment, which was designed to tax the rich and redistribute wealth. They promised the American public that the income tax would never exceed 3 percent of income and would only apply to the top 3 percent of earners. How wrong – or deceptive – they were — Taxation Is Theft
The IRS should be disbanded and replaced with nothing.
Yes, and Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty is being hounded and penalized by the IRS to disclose their donors—force and intimidation that most likely originates at the executive branch and Obama himself.
The IRS Code is over 7,500 pages and 3.4 million words.
I agree the IRS should be abolished. Senator Cruz, what then is the best alternative to funding defense (not policing the world and offense in the name of defense) and constitutional government?