Rebekah Bernhoft "To Harass Our People: Why the Income Tax Must be Abolished"
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - Noon to 1:05 p.m.
Machine Shed, Appleton
Directions: (Google Maps) Exit Hwy 41 at College Ave, go west one block to Mall Drive, turn right, go one block, turn right on Fox River Dr.
The IRS harassment of Tea Party groups and other critics of the Obama administration made headlines again this week as the House Oversight Committee voted to hold former IRS division director Lois Lerner in contempt. The committee also recommended that the Justice Department file criminal charges against Lerner based on evidence obtained in emails and sworn depositions.
For those aware of the history of the IRS, this all sounds wearily familiar. As author David Burnham stated years ago, “In almost every administration since the IRS’s inception the information and power of the tax agency have been mobilized for explicitly political purposes.” Imbued with the power to spy, fine, confiscate, and imprison without due process, and with access to the most intimate financial details of every taxpayer in the country, it is no wonder that the IRS has proven to be an irresistible tool of political coercion.
As Tuesday, April 15, former legislative aid and current Campaign for Liberty activist Rebekah Bernhoft will expose the long history of IRS lawlessness, including recent attacks against conservative groups and her own family. She will also make the moral, Constitutional, and liberty arguments for why the income tax must be abolished.
Please join us. We meet at noon, order lunch, start at 12:05 p.m., and end at 1:05 p.m. Admission is free. Meal purchases and donations are encouraged.
Further Resources regarding our last Forum:
- For further details on the failures of government-sponsored economic development in Wisconsin, see Ken Van Doren’s article, “When Economic Development Is Not” (link).
- For the latest reporting from a free market perspective regarding the unholy marriage of business and state in America today, read Timothy Carney’s article archive at the Washington Examiner (link).
- On April 22, former legislative chief of staff and current Assembly candidate Bill Savage will describe his efforts educating the public via local taxpayer alliances and the electoral successes that have resulted from it.
“The power to tax is the power to destroy.”
-- Chief Justice John Marshall’s truism (employed to disastrous ends, unfortunately) in McCulloch v. Maryland, 1819