The IRS: Destroying Liberty Since before You Were Born

In the fallout from the recent revelations about the Internal Revenue Service systematically persecuting conservative political groups and other enemies of President Obama, the establishment is putting on a good show of being shocked by the behavior.  The reality is that the IRS is and always has been a tool of oppression and is routinely used by those in power to destroy their opponents. Once the income tax expanded to include nearly every wage-earner and company in the country, it was immediately seized upon as a potent weapon by the worst tyrants in American history.  Franklin Roosevelt loved the IRS and used it well to silence his opponents.  When he wasn't illegally wiretapping members of Congress or other enemies, he was dispatching revenue agents to trump up charges against anyone who dared to oppose him.  Roosevelt's own son, Elliot, said of his father, "[He] may have been the originator of the concept of employing the IRS as a weapon of political...(Read Full Article)