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  Rick Barber's Must-Watch Tea Party Ad: "Gather Your Armies"
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ContributorBrandonius Maximus 
Last EditedBrandonius Maximus  Jun 14, 2010 12:12pm
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MediaTV News - Columbia Broadcasting System CBS News
News DateMonday, June 14, 2010 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionRick Barber, a Tea Party-affiliated candidate for Congress in Alabama's second district, released an ad Sunday in which he angrily tells men dressed as America's founding fathers that Americans are being taxed without representation, prompting the George Washington character to soberly intone that the time had come to "gather your armies."

Check out the ad above, and be sure to watch all the way through.

"And I would impeach him," Barber, sitting at a table in an empty bar, says as the spot begins. "And if that's not enough - some of your men own taverns. Sam [Adams], you were a brewer, Mr. President, a distiller. You know how tough it is to run a small business without a tyrannical government on your back."

"Today, we have an internal revenue service that enforces what they call a progressive income tax," he continues. "You'll love this. Every year, if not every quarter, we're basically required to spy on ourselves. Report what we earn, who we hire and fire, with an all powerful separate court system. Without representation they could increase taxes, add costly regulations, or perform malicious audits."

According to his website, Barber is a proponent of the so-called "FairTax," which would replace the federal income tax with a national sales tax. The "all powerful separate court system" he refers to appears to be the U.S. Tax Court.
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