By: Ted Nugent
Some 50 years ago, President Johnson declared a war on poverty. Since then we’ve blown through roughly $20 trillion, and the poverty rate essentially remains the same as it was before we started the phony charade.
Roughly 40 years ago, President Nixon declared a war on drugs. This political war, too, has cost taxpayers over a trillion dollars. Federal and state spending on this war on drugs is roughly $50 billion a year, yet we still have the highest level of illegal drug use on the planet.
Recently, President Obama asked Congress to authorize war against the Islamic State. All decent people know that the world will be better off without the Islamic State voodoo monsters running amok with their allah-devil insanity. If we actually meant it, we would unshackle the greatest military warriors the world has ever known and declare the proper rules of engagement – i.e., kill ’em all and let Satan sort ’em out.
Though he didn’t use the word “war,” Sen. Rand Paul also stated recently, “The IRS is too big, too powerful, and we absolutely should scrap the code.”
The great Texan Ted Cruz offered the ultimate remedy for the IRS: “Abolish it!”
The comments of Sens. Paul and Cruz were bulls-eyes of logic and a blazing light of truth on the all-too-powerful, corrupt and power-abusing IRS and the punitive, wasteful U.S. tax code that is out-of-control, unwieldy, massively confusing to Americans and in dire need of being dropped into a wood chipper on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
My assumption is that Americans are more fearful of and believe the IRS is a greater threat to our republic than the Muslim voodoo monsters of the Islamic State. On President Obama’s watch, the IRS criminally abused its unlimited power when it blatantly tried to stifle free speech of conservative organizations. And Lois Lerner is still not in jail. Tricky Dick is surely rolling over in his grave.
Our Constitution contains only 4,400 words. You can read it in just a few minutes. According to the National Taxpayer Advocate, our U.S. tax code and all its associated regulations is 4 million words long. If this isn’t justification to wage “war” on U.S. tax code, then what is?
Here’s an idea for the GOP candidates who righteously rail against the IRS beast: Have a giant forklift attempt to hoist the entire voluminously obscene tax code into the air and drop the whole damn thing into a wood chipper on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol while pledging to the American people that in the future they will be able to complete their taxes on an index card.
With the wood chipper behind them belching, smoking, sparking and grinding up our tax code into pinhead confetti, they should remind Americans what James Madison, one of our Founding Fathers, had to say about mind-boggling laws such as our tax code and Obamacare: “It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”
Our Fedzillacrats thrashing aimlessly in the bureaucratic quicksand of D.C. should for once do their constituents a favor and declare a real war on the IRS and our tax code. Most assuredly this would be a war all working Americans, regardless of political stripes, would support in overwhelming numbers.
Sen. Paul should also tell Americans that we need to audit the Federal Reserve, which has destroyed the purchasing power of our dollar while issuing trillions more in phony dollars out of thin air. There is nothing federal and there are no reserves about the Federal Reserve Gang, which is run by and for the banking industry.
Slaying the voodoo Muslim Islamic State will probably be easier than strangling the entrenched IRS and our tax code to death, but we owe it to future generations to get the job done.