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Ron Paul's TX Straight Talk, May 20, 2013 - Reality Check: The IRS's Job, IS to violate Our Civil Liberties!

Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 5/20/13: The IRS's Job Is To Violate Our Liberties

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Published on May 19, 2013

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The IRS's Job Is To Violate Our Liberties

by Ron Paul

"What do you expect when you target the President?" This is what an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agent allegedly said to the head of a conservative organization that was being audited after calling for the impeachment of then-President Clinton. Recent revelations that IRS agents gave "special scrutiny" to organizations opposed to the current administration's policies suggest that many in the IRS still believe harassing the President's opponents is part of their job.

As troubling as these recent reports are, it would be a grave mistake to think that IRS harassment of opponents of the incumbent President is a modern, or a partisan, phenomenon. As scholar Burton Folsom pointed out in his book New Deal or Raw Deal, IRS agents in the 1930s where essentially "hit squads" against opponents of the New Deal. It is well-known that the administrations of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson used the IRS to silence their critics. One of the articles of impeachment drawn up against Richard Nixon dealt with his use of the IRS to harass his political enemies. Allegations of IRS abuses were common during the Clinton administration, and just this week some of the current administration's defenders recalled that antiwar and progressive groups alleged harassment by the IRS during the Bush presidency.

The bipartisan tradition of using the IRS as a tool to harass political opponents suggests that the problem is deeper than just a few "rogue" IRS agents—or even corruption within one, two, three or many administrations. Instead, the problem lays in the extraordinary power the tax system grants the IRS.

The IRS routinely obtains information about how we earn a living, what investments we make, what we spend on ourselves and our families, and even what charitable and religious organizations we support. Starting next year, the IRS will be collecting personally identifiable health insurance information in order to ensure we are complying with Obamacare's mandates.

The current tax laws even give the IRS power to marginalize any educational, political, or even religious organizations whose goals, beliefs, and values are not favored by the current regime by denying those organizations "tax-free" status. This is the root of the latest scandal involving the IRS.

Considering the type of power the IRS excises over the American people, and the propensity of those who hold power to violate liberty, it is surprising we do not hear about more cases of politically-motivated IRS harassment. As the first US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall said, "The power to tax is the power to destroy" — and who better to destroy than one's political enemies?

The US flourished for over 120 years without an income tax, and our liberty and prosperity will only benefit from getting rid of the current tax system. The federal government will get along just fine without its immoral claim on the fruits of our labor, particularly if the elimination of federal income taxes are accompanied by serious reduction in all areas of spending, starting with the military spending beloved by so many who claim to be opponents of high taxes and big government.

While it is important for Congress to investigate the most recent scandal and ensure all involved are held accountable, we cannot pretend that the problem is a few bad actors. The very purpose of the IRS is to transfer wealth from one group to another while violating our liberties in the process, thus the only way Congress can protect our freedoms is to repeal the income tax and shutter the doors of the IRS once and for all.

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Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul, as blunt, truthful, principally consistent, and correct, as ALWAYS!



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why didn't anyone tell The

why didn't anyone tell The Night Show that he was still doing this weekly addresses. Shouldn't this be normal entertainment tonight television?

lawrence

Leave it to the Good Doctor

Leave it to the Good Doctor to lay it out like it is without grandstanding.

Vickie

Thx

AnCap

quite

welcome.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

I wish

I wish Ron Paul, and everyone else, would stop crying over "Civil Liberties" and talk instead about Natural Rights.

Civil Liberties are privileges granted to people by the government not natural or inalienable rights which stem from our creator, and are innate to our humanity.

Ron Paul must know this.

~ Engage in the war of attrition: http://pacalliance.us/redamendment/

I'm curious, has Rand Paul

I'm curious, has Rand Paul ever made a statement about the IRS like this? Or does he think it can be fixed somehow?

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Ron Paul was consistent over the years

in saying 'abolish the IRS'.
Recent example:
http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/14969-ron-paul-spe...

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

This is why I love Ron Paul,

This is why I love Ron Paul, but what about Rand? Has he been this strong against the IRS?

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Rand is not as strong as Ron on this issue

Found this:
http://www.ontheissues.org/Economic/Rand_Paul_Tax_Reform.htm

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Thanks for the link

LL

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Must read article on criminal unConstitutional IRS mafia

by Bob Livingstone
http://www.dailypaul.com/286059/the-irs-as-a-cudgel

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Bump bump bump...

spreading the message on Twitter:

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"...The only way Congress can protect our freedoms is to repeal the income tax and shutter the doors of the #IRS." - #RonPaul #quotes #tcot

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Bravo Dr. Paul

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@LibertyPoet
"The very purpose of the #IRS is to transfer wealth from one group to another while violating our liberties in the process." - #RonPaul

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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Tyranny is easier to identify these days thanks to Ron Paul.

Once you know what to look for, it can be spotted miles away now. The message remains unchanged and true to the Constitution. Thank you Ron Paul.

Thanks

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Congress, Are You Listening To Dr. Paul ?

REPEAL the IRS once and for all !

beesting

won't it be a thing of beauty, if after this current scandal,

they actually did??

but alas, you and I both know, those spineless motherfcukers aren't gonna do shiite.

one solace? the system will collapse, regardless; at this juncture in history, I'd submit that at current Fed. Reserve trajectory, there is no mathematical way in which any of this can be staved off: the currency collapse and monetary reboot commeth. It's inevitable now, yet the solution remains as simple as ever: follow the Constitution, Gold and Silver, competing currencies, and/or simply let the market decide and let voluntaryist agorist parallel economies to thrive; the talented Americans' ingenuity and skills will ALL remain intact, the nano-second before, and/or after the monetary collapse, along with every single natural resource beneath our feet.

the only thing that would've changed, post-currency collapse, would be just that: worthless paper/medium of exchange.

kinda goes to show the insanity of the entire fiat currency standard, eh?

it's simple paper and semantics alchemy, in the end.

mind-slavery, nothing more, nothing less.

yet, the mere step of the sheeple populace to ever get to the point of even bothering to take the 'red-pill,' seems to be the most difficult obstacle to overcome...

such is the universe's paradoxically zen mysteries; most complex problems have the simplest, most peaceful solutions: simultaneous critical mass of non-compliance vs. the tyrants. it's simply thinking differently of one's own role and destiny in the world. everything else, all subsequent actions simply follow the mindset-shift.

yet most won't simply choose to be free!

I 'get' that people are like that, yet, still, it never ceases to amaze...

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul,

simply the baddest septuagenarian MoFo, alive!


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Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul