Yesterday, Irwin Schiff, father of Peter Schiff and freedom activist passed away in a US prison where he was being held as a political prisoner.
We would like to express our condolences to the Schiff family and publicly thank Irwin Schiff for his service and sacrifice.
Irwin Schiff was a prominent figure in the tax protester movement. From Wikipedia, “Schiff was known for writing and promoting literature in which he claimed the United States income tax is applied incorrectly. He lost several civil cases against the federal government and had a record of multiple convictions for various federal tax crimes. Schiff was serving a 13-plus year sentence for tax crimes at the time of his death.”
While we respect the years of his life he put into this effort and the ultimate sacrifice he undertook by becoming a political prisoner we have always felt that fighting the IRS via the US government’s own “justice” system would never be successful and we mostly recommend that Americans who can just try to get out of the US to escape the largest and most aggressive tax collection outfit on Earth.
The only other option that has any chance of success is for a large number of US citizens to stop paying tax in protest… but there seems to be little public appetite for this in the US at this time as too many Americans continue to admire their own chains.