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Getting Money Out of Politics: Abolish the IRS

by | Jun 11, 2023

[I]f you don’t get money out of politics, then yes in the long term it’s hopeless. But we must, we must get money out of politics.

Cenk Uygur, creator of The Young Turks

Progressive Cenk Uygur said these words without realizing the fact that the primary source of money in politics comes from the Federal Reserve and the Internal Revenue Service, two institutions he proudly supports.

What he is most likely talking about, are voluntary political donations. In other words, people choosing to give their money to candidates is wrong, but those very same politicians should have the right to coercively fund themselves via the IRS. Unlike Netflix or Amazon, the IRS gets to put people in prison for choosing to disassociate with them.


Millions in donor funds = Pure Evil

$6.27 Trillion annually taken by force = Progressive Social Justice

Political democracy means you get a 1 in 10,000,000 vote on who wins an election, and Democrats call this representation. However, when people actually choose to do things that have a direct effect on their lives, Cenk supports the state forcibly stopping them. Mandating by law, that people chip in for things they might oppose (taxation), Cenk strips people of their right of actual representation. By supporting commercial and occupational licensing, Cenk strips them of the right to achieve thier goals in life.

As a wise man once said, Progressivism is simply domestic Imperialism.

About Keith Knight

Keith Knight is Managing Editor at the Libertarian Institute, host of the Don't Tread on Anyone podcast and editor of The Voluntaryist Handbook: A Collection of Essays, Excerpts, and Quotes.

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