ever escape the heavy hand of the law upon the same ground of inadequate provision to enforce its penalties?
As a matter of fact the income tax law was never intended to be enforced. Under its provisions the rich thieves are permitted to make secret returns and the law was expressly drawn to make it safe and easy for them to perjure themselves, dodge their taxes and laugh up their sleeves.
For do not these plug-hatted, tailor-made, manicured thieves and looters furnish the campaign funds of the capitalist parties that control the government? And are they not the ruling class of the nation and therefore above the law that rules the common herd?
Yes, and they are also the infernal humbugs and hypocrites that forever prate about "patriotism" and "equality before the law" and the power of the nation."
Oh, yes, and the whole burglarizing gang of them are for "preparedness" and for making every wage-slave a soldier-hireling to defend the country against a foreign invasion.
Both the Republican and Democratic national conventions recently held were financed and controlled by these treasury-looting scoundrels, and both Hughes and Wilson are their candidates for the presidency of the United States.
We are ruled by robbers who pose as patriots and if you want the facts and figures to prove it write to S. T. Hughes, Editor, Newspaper Enterprise Association, Cleveland, O., and ask him to send you a copy of the Manly report on the United States Income Tax Steal of three hundred and twenty million dollars a year.
Labor Day is drawing near and I have been asked by the Review to say a word for the special number to be issued for the celebration of that day. Labor Day this year will furnish abundant material and inspiration for its celebration.
At this writing twenty thousand iron workers are fighting for their lives on the Mesaba Range. We see scarcely a mention of this desperate battle in the capitalist press and, if it were not for our own papers, chiefly the International Socialist Review, we would know little about the fierce industrial conflict raging in that section of the country.____________________