The tea has been a staple in the life of Ron Paul for decades.
But the tea has become an issue with his opponents.
In his first presidential run, Paul, a Texas congressman, ran on a platform of abolishing the IRS and cutting corporate taxes.
In 2016, the tea party movement coalesced around Paul, calling for a return to the Goldwater rule, which forbade federal government involvement in health care, education and the arts.
“I think we’ve got to get rid of the IRS,” Paul said at a press conference in 2011.
“We’re going to do away with the Department of Education and the Department [of Housing and Urban Development].
We’re going see what happens when the American people take back control.”
Since then, Paul has been in the news for many things, from his involvement in the Iran nuclear deal to his support of a ban on Muslims entering the United States.
Paul has had some bad press for the tea Party, including a 2016 speech in which he suggested a candidate with a long history of “lone wolf” attacks might be more dangerous than ISIS.
“There is a single person who is capable of committing acts of terrorism, and it’s only Donald Trump,” he said.
“He has no support from the American public.”
The Republican Party is currently divided on Paul’s policy platform, but the tea-party movement seems to be on board with the congressman’s plans.
In a poll conducted in February, 74 percent of Americans agreed with Paul that the government should continue to “protect and expand its power to enforce the Constitution,” and 77 percent said they supported the Tea Party’s demand for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
The Tea Party Movement is not the only group to push for an end to the IRS.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is one of many groups pushing for Congress to end the agency.
A March poll conducted by the libertarian Cato Institute found that 81 percent of Texans supported ending the IRS as part of a broader budget resolution.
The IRS was created by Congress in 1917.
The agency’s mandate is to enforce federal tax laws.
In 2015, the House passed the IRS Reform Act, which would repeal the agency’s budget, eliminate the IRS’ enforcement authority and eliminate the agency from federal law enforcement.
In January, President Donald J. Trump signed the bill, which included a provision that would abolish the IRS, effective in 2026.
The move, however, does not apply to the Justice Department.
According to the American Taxpayer Advocate, the IRS has “no authority to enforce criminal and civil tax laws,” which means the agency is not required to enforce civil tax law.
This would be a significant blow to many Americans who rely on the IRS to collect their taxes.
But supporters of Paul say that ending the agency could be a start to ending the tea partiers’ demands.
“It would be good to bring the issue to the forefront,” said Joe Riggs, a spokesman for the Tea Partiers for Freedom PAC, a political action committee.
“In my opinion, if the American taxpayers really want to take back their country, they would do it by removing the IRS from government.”
A few of the groups that have taken part in the tea parties’ movement say that the tea movement is not really about abolishing a law that has served the American taxpayer well for decades, but rather the Tea Act, the 1986 law passed to repeal the federal income tax.
The act passed with bipartisan support, and many Republican lawmakers, like Texas Senator Ted Cruz, voted for it.
“The tea party is a movement, and that movement is a conservative movement, not a Democrat movement,” said David Brody, the executive director of the conservative Heritage Foundation.
“When it comes to the Tea, the Tea movement is about protecting the Constitution, protecting the individual freedom of the American citizen.
The tea party, by contrast, is a progressive movement that has no interest in any of that.”
But others say the tea groupies’ agenda has more to do with eliminating the IRS than repealing the act.
“This is about bringing back the American dream,” said Ron Paul, who will be returning to the Senate on Monday.
“That is what we have to do.”