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Summum ius summa iniuria--More law, less justice

09 February 2011

The .gov sics their IRS dogs on TL Davis

"I just had an intimidation meeting with my local IRS agent. He is looking to put me in jail for failure to pay Social Security Taxes for the past two years totaling some $20,000 over the period of 2008-2010. I wondered why the Social Security Administration continued to hit the Guardians of Liberty website so long after all of the other Feds had left, now I know why.

...This is the thug way of doing business, I have seen it before, but when they take it to the next level by sending an Agent into my office over a two-to-three-year-old issue that has long since been resolved, it has escalated to a point where I want more people involved in understanding the issue than to be left out here in the cold of isolation where they can do whatever they want without so much as a peep. Those days, hopefully, are over."


From The State versus Liberty, by Murray Rothbard:

"For there is one crucially important power inherent in the nature of the State apparatus.
All other persons and groups in society (except for acknowledged and sporadic criminals such as thieves and bank robbers) obtain their income voluntarily: either by selling goods and services to the consuming public, or by voluntary gift (e.g., membership in a club or association, bequest, or inheritance).  

Only the State obtains its revenue by coercion, by threatening dire penalties should the income not be forthcoming. That coercion is known as "taxation," although in less regularized epochs it was often known as "tribute." Taxation is theft, purely and simply, even though it is theft on a grand and colossal scale which no acknowledged criminals could hope to match. It is a compulsory seizure of the property of the State's inhabitants, or subjects."

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