Conservative activist Bryan Björnson joins Fightin Words to promote The A1S8 Society, an organization committed to restoring the republic by limiting the federal government to its enumerated constitutional powers. Björnson advocates aggressive action to cut the legs out from under runaway spending by repealing the 1943 Current Payments Tax Act, ending payroll deduction and forcing people to confront how much they pay in taxes.
What’s the point of the Constitution if the "general welfare" clause gives the government carte blanche to do whatever it pleases? How would the Founding Fathers react to "compassionate conservatism?" If we didn’t see government shrink after the 2004 GOP gains, how can we ever expect to? These questions and more are addressed in this week’s episode.