Hmm. While I’ve been away, I see the mice have come to play — at least on my previous post about Alex Jones. That’s fine. I just wish I’d have been paying more attention so I could have responded to some of the comments, but it’s probably a bit late now.
Anyway, I just heard another great example of Alex Jones’ casual association with the truth. I didn’t hear the entire discussion he was having about the IRS on his show today (I was driving home at the time), but I did hear him claim that the law creating the IRS was passed by just three senators.
I thought that sounded weird, so when I got home I thought I would check for myself. After all, isn’t that what Alex Jones tells everyone that they should do?
Well, it didn’t take long to find what looked to be Alex’s smoking gun:
TO AMEND H.R. 312 BY STRIKING OUT ALL AFTER THE ENACTING CLAUSE AND INSERTING, AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE BILL, A PROVISION TO ESTABLISH AN OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE IN THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUPERINTENDING THE COLLECTION OF INTERNAL DUTIES, STAMP DUTIES, OR TAXES. (P. 2587-1)
Aha! An amendment that appears to establish the office of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. And sure enough, only 3 senators voted for it, with 33 voting against.
Oh, my God! Alex was right…
Er, well, not exactly…