GOVERNMENT: Worse Than Prohibition

This week the Gallup poll came up with two fearful statistics: though in four months more U.S. adults than ever before will be liable for some form of Federal income tax, 77% of them do not know today how much they will have to pay, or think they will owe nothing. Moreover, 75% of them (in the lower brackets, 85%) have not started saving ahead for their taxes.

Those statistics point to as grave a law-enforcement problem as the U.S. has faced since the 16th Amendment was ratified (in 1913) and Federal personal income taxes became constitutional. For the first...