Monday, May 13, 2013

Instrument of Oppression

US Supreme Court Justice John Marshall said it best a century before the country lost her bearings in the throes of progressivism, "the power to tax is the power to destroy". The Internal Revenue Service enjoys awesome power. If that organization turns that power against a citizen or group of citizens, there is little that can be done to resist that authority. That is why seeing the IRS politicized is so disturbing. To utilize a tax enforcement body to quiet opposition is a classic hallmark of despotism.

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