Our leader of the Canadian Cheekiness Movement (CCM) may be finding himself in some interesting company, namely Carl Watner, an American historian of libertarian studies and Voluntaryist, and Paul LePage, the governor of Maine. With a great deal of aplomb, Watner’s drawn parallels between the actions of the US government and Nazi Germany, Governor LePage in remarks he recently made about the IRS.
In his paper, Watner make references to regulations, including FATCA, that are ‘reminiscent of what Nazi Germany did to its citizens in the years before World War II’.
Governor LePage, recently found himself in hot water stating that the IRS is “headed” in the direction of becoming the infamous Nazi secret police, later clarifying:
What I am trying to say is the Holocaust was a horrific crime against humanity and, frankly, I would never want to see that repeated. Maybe the IRS is not quite as bad–yet.
In Watner’s words, ‘The hopeful part is reflected in what we can observe from history’.
Perhaps it would benefit us to collect these kinds of references if only to create our own ‘circular file on the floor‘ , as a retrospective of how we were forewarned by those labeled ‘whack jobs, wing nuts, kooks and wierdos’.