The first president or presidential candidate to release tax return information was Richard Nixon, our 37th President. Every president since Nixon has released their tax returns except for Donald Trump, our 45th President. Income Tax, the basis for tax returns, came about due to the 16th Amendment to the Constitution which was ratified in 1913. So 10 Presidents before Nixon also did not release any tax information.
Releasing of tax information is not a requirement to become President. And quite frankly if President Trump hasn’t paid a dime to the Federal Government in income taxes then good for him. The income tax is one of the worst amendments to our Constitution that should be repealed and replaced with the Fair Tax.
The enforcement of paying of income taxes through the IRS is a violation of the 4th Amendment where we as citizens of the United States should be secure in our persons, houses, papers, and effects. It is also immoral, please pick up the book “UnFair: Exposing the IRS“ for details on that subject.
President Trump has the right not to expose his income tax returns to the public. And we the people do not have the right to view them under any circumstances.