Mike Adams

Shortly after 911 one of my conservative friends said that the country was going to hell in a hand basket. He declared that the conservative movement had officially lost its way in America and that the fall of the republic was near. I disagreed with him then. But I must admit that the current selection of Republican candidates has me more worried than I’ve ever been.

Despite the negative outlook, I think there is one last chance for America to regain its past glory and, perhaps, to turn back the tide of socialism that threatens our future prosperity. This last chance comes in the form of a single piece of legislation which, if passed, will cure almost all of what is ailing America. I know that seems like an extreme position but I think it can be argued persuasively.

If you are not convinced that the Fair Tax is the single greatest piece of legislation ever written, please take the time to list half a dozen things you hate about the current political climate in America. Then consider seriously the effect the Fair Tax would have upon that which you dislike about this country. I’ve done so in the space just below:

Jesse Jackson. Recently, I heard something really stupid coming from a black man. He said that the “3/5 of a person” racism of the 18th Century was still a reality in the 21st century. As evidence supporting his claim, he said that a black family makes about 3/5 as much as a white family makes today. I didn’t bother trying to challenge his statistics because I’m just so damned tired of these arguments about “institutional” racism.

The reason why there is black/white income disparity in America is because white people control all of the large corporations. But those large corporations were medium sized corporations before they were dubbed “large.” Before that, they were small businesses.

We’ll never solve this racial disparity issue until at least a quarter of a century after there is an explosion in black-owned small businesses. That cannot happen as long as a poor black man has to hire an attorney to set up his business (for tax purposes) and an accountant (to help him navigate the tax code) before he hires a single worker – one who is not employed for the sole purpose of dealing with tax issues too complicated for the average business owner to understand.

The Fair Tax will solve these problems by abolishing the IRS. Within ten years, I predict that the black/white income disparity will be cut in half. In 25 years, it will be virtually non-existent. When this happens, we will no longer have to listen to racial antagonists like Jesse Jackson. Some day, people like Jackson can go back to counseling adulterous presidents while themselves committing adultery.

Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand.