Abolish the IRS. It's for the children.

19 Feb

When a plane flies into a building, Americans sit up and take notice.  Even a small plane gives us a twinge of “Oh no, not again.”

When the incident happened this week in Austin, and before local law enforcement had the opportunity to give the face the national media and some bloggers (including some Virginia bloggers) rushed to their keyboards to tell us about the “Tea-bagger” in the “stolen plane.”

They were wrong.  Twice.

Over at Bearing Drift Brian Kirwin skewers the media for ignoring the political leanings of Stack.

So, this psycho who slammed his plane into an IRS building was not a part of the anti-tax tea party movement, much to the disappointment of MSNBC. If he was, it would be all they’d write and talk about.

Stack’s manifesto reads more like an excerpt from Hillary Clinton’s thesis, or maybe Barack Obama’s. That is if we’d ever been able to read anything he wrote in college.

Truth is, in spite of Michael Savage’s bumper sticker wisdom, being crazy is not partisan. 

Stack had a grudge against the government, against the IRS.  He was a disturbed man who thought the only way to make his point was to burn down his house and fly his plane into that office building.

May his victims rest in peace.  May their families be comforted.

As for the rest of us, we need to take a serious look at what caused this.  What drove Stack over the edge?  Three words.

Internal.  Revenue.  Service.

Stack felt trapped by the IRS, and he was desperate not to let them ruin him.  I think he missed in that regard.

We must now take steps to make sure this never, ever, happens again.

Quite simply, we must abolish the IRS.

It’s our duty.  It’s our mission.

It’s for the children.

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5 Responses to “Abolish the IRS. It's for the children.”

  1. P:hojo6 February 20, 2010 at 2:35 am #

    What a childish and unsophisticated remark! “It’s for the children?!”

    Dummy — just where in hell do you think money for public schools and community colleges (very low fees) comes from? Highways? Cops? Firefighters? Paramedics? Our entire military?

    Just how would you pay for all the essentials in this huge, complex country?

  2. Jason February 20, 2010 at 8:27 am #

    Yeah, and every time someone wants something done they’ll just crash a plane into a building. Is that your idea of democracy? Bowing to every crazed, cowardly, attention-whoring homegrown terrorist? Making out to be some kind of martyr? I’d like to say “screw him and the plane he flew in on”. But in all reality, he probably should have been diagnosed and placed in treatment a long time ago.

  3. Michael February 20, 2010 at 8:42 am #

    Oh. Come. On. People.

    Both of you missed the entire point of the article.

    Did your public school education not teach you anything about sarcasm? “Women and children hurt worst” is a standard stock phrase and has been a running snark for years.

    I said nothing about defunding the government or essential services. Although I’m certain we could have a lengthy discussion on what “essential” means.

    That aside. Absolutely abolish the IRS. Replace the income tax with the Fair Tax.

    http://www.fairtax.org

  4. Digly February 20, 2010 at 11:27 pm #

    Your sarcasm didn’t come across because lots of “conservative” shills like yourself are hailing this guy as some kind of hero.

  5. Michael February 20, 2010 at 11:53 pm #

    Digly,

    Really? You certainly didn’t read that here. Nor did you read it on any of multiple sites I follow.

    But, thanks for the insult.

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