LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Giving the gift of prosperity

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Grandparents, I have a Christmas gift suggestion for you. Unlike your previous gifts to your grandchildren, this gift’s value is priceless. It will last all their lives and benefit future generations. The gift: an America with no income tax and without the Internal Revenue Service.

The income tax has been a thorn in our sides since we first went to work. Over the years, we’ve spent many hours preparing our income-tax returns. Even now, you are probably gathering receipts and such for that annual task. You can spare your grandchildren this drudgery.

The IRS you have despised and feared will be an even greater threat to your grandchildren. The IRS now openly targets groups considered to be unfriendly to the federal government. It’s used as a political weapon to keep would-be dissidents in line. It plays favorites and grants tax “favors” to special interests and well-connected people — all thanks to the actions of our members of Congress.

This gift doesn’t have to be only for your grandchildren. Let’s take back our country now. Work to defeat your incumbent members of Congress in their 2014 primary. Do it for your grandkids and yourselves.

GLEN E. TERRELL
Arlington, Texas

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