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As the IRS-gate scandal continues to unfold, we are seeing a renewed push to replace the IRS and income tax with the so-called "Fair Tax" or a national sales tax. But this is merely trading one form of slavery for another. Indeed the inspiration for writing this article was a spirited debate I got into on another discussion board with an individual who insisted that switching from the income tax to the Fair Tax or a national sales tax and that there was absolutely beyond-al-doubt no reason at all to even think about getting rid of the Federal Reserve! But does that make sense?

Think of the Federal Reserve as Blackbeard the Pirate and his crew. Both institutions existed to loot the public. During his career, Blackbeard replaced his pirate crews on numerous occasions, in particular after violating his royal pardon. So getting rid of the IRS...

... only to replace it with a different crew...

... does not make life better for the people. Captain Fed Blackbeard will continue his thieving ways!

Likewise, getting rid of the IRS and replacing it with the "Fair Tax" or a national sales tax, but leaving the Federal Reserve in place to issue all public currency as a loan at interest will not solve the suffering of the people of the nation. There will continue to be hunger and homelessness as the wealth created by the labor of the people is siphoned off as booty for Captain Fed! The particular mechanism may change, but the purpose of the mechanism remains the same; poverty for the people and wealth for the money-junkies.

There is another agenda at work behind the push to replace the Income Tax with the "Fair Tax" or a national sales tax. The current income tax is illegal. It violates Article 1 Section 2 of the Constitution. An earlier version of the income tax was struck down by the United States Supreme Court on that very argument. The IRS and Federal Reserve claim that the 16th Amendment overturned Article 1 Section 2 of the Constitution, but nobody has been able to prove the 16th Amendment was actually ratified. Even if it had been ratified, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Stanton Vs Baltic Mining that the 16th Amendment did not in fact confer any new taxing authority on the government.

So the real agenda behind "Fair Tax" and the national sales tax is to replace an illegal tax on the public with a legal one, to replace a weak set of slave chains with a far stronger one. And after the switch is made they can admit that, yes, there had been some minor technical issues with the 16th Amendment, but that is, after all, history now, for which there is no remedy possible!

In the end, the problem isn't the particular pirate who has his hand on your gold; it is the pirate lord himself that must be dealt with. The IRS are just the scurvy dogs of the crew. And scurvy dogs willing to pillage the people are all too easy to find. The pirate lord who recruits and commands the scurvy dogs is the Federal Reserve itself!