To the Editor:

When Marx and Engels wrote the Communist Manifesto in 1848, they presented 10 steps necessary to destroy any free enterprise system and replace it with Communism.

Step number two is to establish a heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

At that time, this country did not have an income tax. It took 65 years for the progressives to sell it to the American people.

Today, we can see why Marxism considers it a necessary tool to bring down any productive nation and turn it into a socialist state.

The House Ways and Means Committee oversees the IRS and is considering proposals to fix our tax system. Recent abuses demand the replacement of the IRS and its 70,000-plus pages of regulations.

Kevin Brady, a ranking member of the committee, recently wrote, “Americans shouldn’t fear the IRS.”

I disagree. Every citizen should fear the IRS and should have feared it 100 years ago. The Marxists knew then it would grow into the monster it is today.

Roy Newsom


(1) comment

Gary Caraway

I have to congratulate Mr. Newsom of Granbury, Tx on getting this letter published in so many newspapers. He has written to the KDH so many times on the subject of the "Fair or Flat Tax" that his letter is entitled, "Reader calls for institution of the Fair Tax". I didn't read "Fair Tax" one time in the letter. What I read was his misrepresentation of Marx an Engels. He used Marxism and Communism to scare people into agreeing the IRS should be feared.

Marx, wrote about the demise of every type of governments from the Egyptian and Chinese dynasties to recent monarchies and capitalistic democracies. He wrote that extreme disparity between the classes will lead to revolution and overthrow of the government (all governments) and a new government will take it's place.

Marx didn't write a prescription/recipe for any governments demise. The 10 steps Mr. Newsom references are what Marx and Engels believe are necessary for a classless Communist society. Marx and Engels thought Communism would be the most fair government.

Human behavior will never allow a Marx and Engel type of communism.

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