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The IRS’s Job Is To Violate Our Liberties

MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013

By Ron Paul

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 were 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 withObamacare‘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.

Dr. Ron Paul, a medical doctor and longtime Texas Representative to the US House, continues to promote and educate on issues of liberty through his “Ron Paul’s Texas Straight Talk” column, pubished weekly here.  

 

 


Jackie O., A “Conspiracy Nut”?

By Chuck Baldwin
August 27, 2011

Archived column:
http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?p=3869

Tapes that were recorded within months of President John F.
Kennedy’s assassination and that have been sealed in a vault at the
Kennedy Library in Boston are soon to be released. In the tapes,
former First Lady Jackie Kennedy reveals that she believed Vice
President Lyndon Baines Johnson and other influential individuals
orchestrated the Dallas shooting that killed her husband.

Jackie went on to marry Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, of
course. Mrs. Kennedy had ordered that the tapes should not be released
until 50 years after her death. She died 17 years ago from cancer at
the age of 64. Now, her daughter, Caroline Kennedy, has agreed to
release the recordings early. According to press reports, the tapes
will be aired by ABC and by British broadcasters as well. The tapes
are also said to reveal illicit affairs by both President Kennedy and
Jackie.

According to DailyMail, “Jackie Onassis believed that Lyndon B.
Johnson and a cabal of Texas tycoons were involved in the
assassination of her husband John F. Kennedy, ‘explosive’
recordings are set to reveal.

“The secret tapes will show that the former first lady felt that
her husband’s successor was at the heart of the plot to murder him.

“She became convinced that the then vice president, along with
businessmen in the South, had orchestrated the Dallas shooting, with
gunman Lee Harvey Oswald-long claimed to have been a lone
assassin–merely part of a much larger conspiracy.”

See the DailyMail report at:

http://tinyurl.com/3ovu7z4

So, now I suppose we can add Jackie-Kennedy-Onassis to the list of
“conspiracy nuts.” Right? Isn’t that what anyone is called who
believes that the federal government hides the truth about what
happens and conjures up a convenient “official” story to sell to
the American people? Isn’t that what the media calls anyone who
dares to question any “official” report? Isn’t that what Glenn
Beck calls them? Isn’t that what Joe Scarborough calls them? Isn’t
that what Bill O’Reilly calls them? Isn’t that what Rush Limbaugh
calls them? They are “conspiracy nuts.” Right? I wonder if we will
now hear any of these talking heads call Jackie Onassis a
“conspiracy nut”?

And since we are talking about conspiracies, I want to go ahead and
just say up front: I believe that anyone who thinks that there are no
conspiracies that many times involve people and agencies at the
highest levels of government and business is downright simple minded,
willingly ignorant, incredibly naïve, or has a personal, vested
reason to remain clueless.

The John F. Kennedy Assassination

Is there really anyone reading this column who actually believes the
“official” story that Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President
Kennedy in the manner in which he is purportedly to have done it: all
by himself? Get real! Now we know that even Jackie Kennedy, who was in
the limo when her husband was killed, didn’t believe it!

I further believe that the assassination of John Kennedy was a major
turning point in US history. It was at this point that a criminal
cabal wrested control of the federal government from the hands of
“We the People” and turned it into a giant mafia. I don’t
believe the people and their representatives in Washington, D.C., have
had much to do with their federal government (especially at the
executive level) ever since.

TWA Flight 800 “Explosion”

While we are talking about conspiracies, let’s just go ahead a
mention a few more. Do you really believe the “official” story of
the crash of TWA flight 800 in 1996? What if an American missile
accidentally shot down that jetliner? Do you really think the federal
government would come clean about it?

Read this report from The Washington Weekly, if you are willing to be
enlightened:

http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/twa.html

Oklahoma City Bombing

Do readers really believe the “official” story that Timothy
McVeigh acted alone in igniting the explosion that took down the
Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and that there was
no cover-up as to what actually happened? I don’t.

Here are a couple places to get started on this one:

http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/bomb.html

And:

http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/key.html

9/11 Twin Towers and Pentagon Attacks

There has been so much written on this subject, I will let readers
fend for themselves as to personal research on the matter. Without
wading too deeply into this discussion (and for the sake of column
space), let me ask just one simple question. Pray tell, what took down
Building 7? To this good hour, I have not heard one single plausible
explanation proffered by any government or media representative that
explains why Building 7 collapsed.

Do I believe that the government is purposefully keeping the American
people in the dark as to what really happened on 9/11/01? You bet I
do! Do I believe that there is a cover-up of crucial evidence related
to 9/11 by both the federal government and the national news media?
You bet I do!

Haiti Earthquake

Another event that the “official” version is just completely
unbelievable to me is the earthquake in Haiti in January of last year.
I will always believe that there was so much to this story that we
were not being told. It didn’t “smell” right to me when it
happened; it doesn’t “smell” right to me now. If you’re
interested, try perusing through some of this information:

http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?page_id=855

Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syrian Wars

Let me round out my personal list of conspiracies with all the wars
America is waging in the Middle East. I believe virtually every reason
George W. Bush gave the American people for attacking and invading
Iraq was a premeditated, bald-faced lie! I believe the so-called
“war on terror” (and the “war on drugs,” for that matter) that
justifies endless wars abroad and endless surveillance at home is
completely manufactured by those in government and business for
personal economic and political interests.

In fact, if you really want to get sick to your stomach over what
this so-called “war on terror” is accomplishing, take a look at
this report:

http://tinyurl.com/3wzo9mn

So, nearly 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated,
we now learn that First Lady Jackie Kennedy believed that there was a
conspiracy to kill her husband and that Lyndon Johnson was neck-deep
in it. I wonder what future generations will learn about many of these
other “official” stories of the federal government that just
didn’t add up?

And wouldn’t it be nice if the national news media were actually
honest and interested in the truth and would do their jobs to inform
the American people as to what is truly going on in their federal
government? Of course, if they did, the American people would probably
tar and feather the whole bunch and start all over! Hmm. Sounds kind
of inviting, doesn’t it? I bet Jackie would agree.

P.S. If readers are still skeptical of how many “conspiracy
theories” are, in reality, “conspiracy facts,” I urge you to
read this enlightening column:

http://tinyurl.com/3swqcka

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Head Shot: The Science Behind the JFK Assassination

Prometheus Books

Head Shot: The Science Behind the JFK Assassination

By G. Paul Chambers, PhD

Head Shot presents a unique and fascinating correlation of history and science with the government’s investigation of the assassination of President Kennedy. Warren Commission critics may disagree with the specifics of Paul Chambers’s reconstruction of this tragic event, but everyone who rejects the ‘sole assassin – single bullet theory’ will better understand why JFK’s murder was a conspiracy involving multiple shooters after reading this intellectually stimulating and highly erudite book.”

~ Cyril H. Wecht, MD, JD, past president, American Academy of Forensic Sciences and past president, American College of Legal Medicine

“In Head Shot, G. Paul Chambers offers an original and scientifically credible account of the JFK assassination. He presents new material proving the existence of more than one assassin. It is an important contribution to the continuing controversy over this important event in American history.”

~ Michael L. Kurtz, professor of history (ret.), Southeastern Louisiana University

“Neither Russell nor Johnson believed a single bullet could account for all seven of the nonfatal wounds of President Kennedy and Governor Connally – the crucial conclusion at the heart of the Commission’s report:
‘Well, I don’t believe it,’ said Russell.
‘I don’t either,’ Johnson replied.”

~ David R. Wrone, The Zapruder Film, citing tape transcripts from the Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Austin, Texas, of a conversation between President Johnson and Senator Richard Russell Jr., a member of the Warren Commission

After more than four decades and scores of books, documentaries, and films on the subject, what more can be said about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy? A great deal, according to physicist and ballistics expert Dr. G. Paul Chambers.

In this provocative, rigorously researched book, Chambers presents evidence and compelling arguments that will make you rethink the entire sequence of terrible events on that traumatic day in Dallas.

Drawing on his fifteen years experience as an experimental physicist for the US Navy, Chambers demonstrates that the commonly accepted view of the assassination is fundamentally flawed from a scientific perspective. The physics behind lone-gunmen theories is not only wrong, says Chambers, but frankly impossible.

Chambers devotes separate chapters to the Warren Commission, challenges to the single-bullet theory, the witnesses, how science arrives at the truth, the medical and acoustic evidence, the Zapruder film, and convincing evidence for at least a second rifleman in Dealey Plaza.

Headshot is the first book to:

  • identify the second murder weapon;
  • prove the locations of the assassins;
  • demonstrate multiple shooters with scientific certainty.

Chambers concludes with a persuasive chapter on why this horrible event, now almost half a century old, should still matter to us today.

For anyone seeking a fresh understanding of the JFK assassination, Headshot is an indispensable book.

October 15, 2010

G. Paul Chambers, PhD (La Plata, MD), is a contractor with the NASA Goddard Optics Branch and with Bellatrix, Inc. Formerly, he worked as the supervisory research physicist for the Energetic Materials and Detonation Science Department of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Maryland and as a research physicist with the Condensed Matter and Radiation Sciences Division of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC.

 



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