“The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution is a miracle;
their example the hope of liberty throughout the world. Woe to the ambition
that would meditate the destruction of either.”-James Madison
From The Constitution Party of Wisconsin-Riley J. Hood Chairman
Recent events have brought to light the targeting of Tea Party groups by certain elements of the IRS. Should agents who abuse their powers be punished? Yes. But America needs better than that. The IRS is there to collect a direct tax, the income tax. A federal direct tax was never part of our Nation’s founding, and it took the 16th Amendment passed in 1913, to impose an income tax upon Americans. The IRS may be allowable, but it will always be un-American.
The CPoW position on the IRS and the federal income tax is straight forward, both must be abolished. There is nothing in the 16th Amendment that says we must have an income tax. As long as we have a confiscatory tax, and a tax code that the average American can never fully comply with, our citizens will continue to be at the mercy of the whims of IRS bureaucrats. When the IRS is abolished, is when the bad behavior will stop, and not before.