Abolish the IRS? Only if one takes an "analytical approach!"
IF the Republican party is SO obsessed with "abolishing the IRS" - then why don't they start by simply doing their OWN homework on the original "establishment" of that same US department?
THEN - and ONLY then - would they have enough of the "official ammo" (that would be required) to attack the very amendment that originally "established" the IRS!
The ONLY "official" record of the 16th Amendment EVER having been confirmed was a proclamation made by Secretary of State Philander Knox on February 25, 1913, wherein he simply declared it to be "in effect," but NEVER stated it was lawfully ratified.
In the OVER 100 years since, why hasn't (or doesn't) someone* OFFICIALLY checked Washington, DC's (and ALL of the then involved states') documented archives to OFFICIALLY verify the validity AND legality of Knox's statement!?!
OFFICIAL, HISTORICAL RECORDS actually exist that prove - BEYOND ALL REASONABLE DOUBT - that the 16th Amendment was NEVER "properly ratified" which...OFFICIALLY disallowed it to become "the law of the land"!
IF the 16th amendment was NOT legally ratified - then THE IRS DOES NOT (AND NEVER DID!) LEGALLY EXIST!!
Within the National archives, there exists a 16 page memorandum from the Solicitor of the Department of State, whose duty is the provision of legal opinions for the use of the Secretary of State. In this memorandum sent to the Secretary of State (Philander Knox), the Solicitor of the Department of State lists the many errors he found in the ratification process of the 16th Amendment!
So - How can you ABOLISH something that never LEGALLY existed?
PLEASE do NOT take my word for it!
Do your OWN homework!!
Here are some places you may want to start:
See: www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/crs/97-922.pdf, www.thelawthatneverwas.com/defects.aspx, AND www.thelawthatneverwas.com/key.aspx; OR Google: "the 16th amendment - ratified?", and: "The LAW THAT NEVER WAS".
*SADLY - to this day - ONLY ONE MAN: William J. Benson has EVER done that homework! In 1984, WJB visited EVERY one of the (then currently involved) states' archival libraries (and then - finally - the Washington, DC National archives) and procured CERTIFIED copies of EACH of those same state's response to the 16th amendment proposal (along with a copy of the appropriate 16 page memorandum from the Solicitor of the Department of State). Historical fact: LESS THAN the - CONSTITUTIONALLY REQUIRED - "3/4 of ALL of the states" EVER properly ratified that same proposal!
REGARDLESS OF THOSE SAME FACTS, the USDOJ has STILL denied WJB's right to a fair trial by disallowing him to present (in his defense) those same properly certified documents he possesses...the same documents that would - undeniably - prove his case and therefore force the USDOJ to release him from his wrongful (and unlawful) detention and mental anguish! (Not to mention: The literally trillions of dollars that ALL US citizens have been fleeced of - at the hands of the IRS - and that the USDOJ has allowed to happen - without consequence - for MORE than a century!!)