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Irwin Schiff and the Patriots

On October 16, 2015, Irwin Schiff died, in prison, from lung cancer. He was 87 years old, and serving a fourteen-year sentence – his third prison term, and the final chapter in his 40-year crusade against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Schiff was one of the original and most notable proponents of constitutional challenges to income taxation – as he saw it, and relentlessly argued it, there was no basis in the United States Constitution for the assessment or collection of income taxes from anyone. Continue reading