If not Obama, then impeach the 16th Amendment
Townhall Finance – Mark Baisley – 6/9/2013
The recent parade of citizen witnesses to congressional hearings has laid bare the raw suffering that inevitably comes from tolerating the existence of a despotic government agency. To gain an appreciation for the IRS scandal, one need only hear the eight minute statement from citizen Becky Gerritson before the
House Ways and Means Committee. Gerritson’s
elocution should be required viewing for every citizen and immigrant over the
age of 16, perhaps set to an inspirational John Williams soundtrack.
Juxtaposed to Ms. Gerritson are the strained testimonies from IRS employees
where I keep expecting to hear that fast paced Benny Hill music
welling up in the background.
There are two worthy alternatives on the table right now; the Liberty Amendment and the Fair Tax. In 1998 Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) first introduced the Liberty Amendment, a straightforward proposal that repeals the ability to tax income and restricts the federal government to programs specifically enumerated in the Constitution. In 1999 Congressman John Linder (R-GA) first introduced legislation known as the Fair Tax Act. The Fair Tax has received more congressional member support than both the Liberty Amendment and flat tax schemes.
The existence of an agency such as the IRS is too great of a temptation for ambitious politicians. The Sixteenth Amendment must be repealed. Further, the very purpose of taxation should be refined to funding government operations. It should never be allowed for social engineering, redistributions, punishment, or spying.
Or as Becky Gerritson bravely told the government in person, “It’s not your right to assert an agenda.”
Becky Gerritson – Testimony to Ways and Means Committee on IRS targeting
YouTube – 8-minutes
READER COMMENT: Now we see the true democrat agenda.
"Do what we say or we will break you."
Or to put it another way.
"Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated."
Or this way.
"No free thought allowed. Violators will be prosecuted."