“America Deserves the IRS”

Conservative economist and intellectual Walter Williams’ recent article pulls no punches. The brilliant author pithily explains how our government has perverted the Constitution to allow itself to garnish our wages in what it calls “taxation.”

In what amounts to a “body slam” of the last 100 years of American tax law, he shows the principal problem America has faced over the last century is completely self-inflicted. What would most Americans think if they knew that our Founding Father’s feared the creation of an institution like the IRS?

What would most Americans think if they realized that for more than half of our nation’s life, the income tax was unconstitutional?Met the Enemy_POGO

We lay blame at the feet of the IRS or of other power hungry politicized government agencies like the NEA, the NLRB, and the EPA … but it’s not their fault.

These organizations were created by Congress – and Congress acts on behalf of the will of the people.  It’s our fault, America. We deserve the IRS, because we have elected the Congress that gives it its power.

The comic strip “Pogo” comes to mind: “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”