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The IRS's History Of Attacking Political Dissenters and Opponents

• by José Niño

Americans generally associate the Internal Revenue Service with the hassle of filing income taxes every April. Of course, this is an annual ritual that Americans have been accustomed to for over a century, and it represents one of the numerous ways the federal government violates Americans' economic freedoms. Income taxation is also one of the main enablers of government growth thanks to its ability to extract hundreds of billions of dollars from hardworking taxpayers annually. In 2019 alone, the IRS collected nearly $3.5 trillion in tax revenue.

The IRS's misdeeds aren't just limited to economic activity, though. Most would be surprised to find that the IRS is a violator of free speech rights. When IRS agents aren't finding ways to squeeze as much revenue as humanly possible from taxpayers, they try to make the lives of America's most civically engaged miserable.

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Comment by Ed Martin
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Ed Price sure does have a lot of faith in the "justice system". When all participants of a "system" are feeding from the same nose-bag, free from competition -- and are allowed (by your neighbors and friends -- hopefully not you) to • Make the laws, • Enforce the laws, • Prosecute the laws, • Hire the prosecutors, • License the “defense” attorneys, • Pay the “judges”, • Build the jails, • Contract jails out to private entities, • Employ and pay the wardens, • Employ and pay the guards, • Employ and pay the parole officers, One can't honestly call it a "justice" system. It's a system of abject tyranny.

Comment by Ed Price
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The IRS never attacks anyone. The IRS is made up of two parts: 1) paperwork (that can't do anything by itself); 2) people in IRS office positions. Since paperwork doesn't get up and do anything, ever, it must be the IRS people who are doing whatever is done by the IRS. So, get down to the nitty-gritty, and sue the people who hide behind their IRS office. Don't necessarily make mention of the IRS in your suit. If it were your next door neighbor who had stolen something from you, you would sue him. Sue the IRS joker in the same way.