The January 1946 issue of American Affairs carried an article written by Beardsley Ruml who, at that time, was Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Ruml had devised the system of automatic withholding during World War II, so he was well qualified to speak on the nature and purpose of the federal income tax.
His theme was spelled out in the title of his article: “Taxes for Revenue Are Obsolete.”
In an introduction to the article, the magazine’s editor summarized Ruml’s views as follows:
His thesis is that, given control of a central banking system and an inconvertible currency [a currency not backed by gold], a sovereign national government is finally free of money worries and needs no longer levy taxes for the purpose of providing itself with revenue. All taxation, therefore, should be regarded from the point of view of social and economic consequences.
G. Edward Griffin
The Creature From Jekyll Island (pg. 204)
If this is known, the rest follows. Welcome to the green pill.