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Henry Bellmon, Judge Walter Joseph Cummings Jr., Santo Presti


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"In a recent conversation with an official at the Internal Revenue Service, I was amazed when he told me that 'If the taxpayers of this country ever discover that the IRS operates on 90% bluff the entire system will collapse' ."

-- Henry Bellmon

(1921-) Governor of Oklahoma, US Senator (R-OK)





"Only the rare taxpayer would be likely to know that he could refuse to produce his records to IRS agents... Who would believe the ironic truth that the cooperative taxpayer fares much worse than the individual who relies upon his constitutional rights."

-- Judge Walter Joseph Cummings Jr.

(1916-1999) U.S. Federal Judge, United States Solicitor General

Source: in US. v. Dickerson (7th Circuit 1969)




"Fear is the key element for the IRS in achieving its mission.

Without fear, the IRS would have a difficult time maintaining

our so-called system of voluntary compliance..."

-- Santo Presti

former IRS Criminal Investigation Agent and author of "IRS In Action"


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