So Irwin Schiff has been found guilty of income tax evasion.
I have read much and heard much about whether or not the U.S. income tax was ever properly added to the Federal Government. I still don’t know what to believe.

But more importantly, I believe that the U.S. gov is headed for a similar fate as the USSR. The States will have to take-over when the Fed implodes. Maybe it will be the Deficit. I don’t know.

But about Irwin Schiff:
You see, income tax protestors are sort of like the inflammation surrounding an infection. The Fed is like the bacteria/virus/fungus. The whole income tax debate acts like an early warning symbol that something is terribly wrong with the Fed. Maybe the Protestors act for erroneous reasons… but when they are squashed, the dissent they represent will become like a capped volcano. Their energy will begin to seethe… and I think Irwin Schiff’s case was the last possible “tipping point” for a slow deflation of the Fed. Now that he has lost, the Fed will continue to meet a destructive demise. Yes, I fear a revolution of sorts in America. I doubt that it will be anything remotely resembling anything else that has ever happened. But it will be the beginning of the end of the Fed as we currently know it… and when it is replaced, it will be replaced by a much more concisely limited Fed by a much more specific U.S. Constitution. One which more clearly attempts to thwart any slow buildup of what we presently have. I think I will get to say “I told you so” by about 2010 to 2011. Nashville, however, I believe will always be a place of calmness within the storm.
But, hey, I also used to think that Vegetarian was the only way to eat. Man, was I wrong. Dead, sick, very wrong. So, maybe I will be just as wrong about all the above.

So, Irwin Schiff, thanks for the effort to end the carte blanche cancer of the Fed. You were a peaceful, lawful attempt at governmental self-correction. History is taking a different fork in the road. And it is the road more painfully travelled.

– Chad