“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”
“The thought of dealing with the IRS strikes intense fear in the hearts of most people. This includes many of the individual international tax returns that I have worked on, especially executives of banks or large corporations who could cause grave harm to their employers and their careers by cheating on their taxes.”
Many expat citizens were terrorized into entering the OVDI program in which they turned over sizable amounts of money to the IRS. What was their crime? They didn’t know about their filing requirements.
Question: What kind of government causes that degree of fear in their citizens? These people clearly in fear of their government. Thomas Jefferson would see that as tyranny!