Debunk this guy?

Irwin Schiff, the author of “The Federal Mafia” claims

What is the real deal with this guy? It’s easy to just roll one’s eyes at this guy and forget about him, but what is he basing his theory on? Is what he says valid in any way?

The first chapter of his book here:

Is this guy Canadian? I seem to remember there being a law in Canada that prohibits the Federal Government from direct taxation (I am looking for the cite) .

Let’s put it this way: Schiff has already served time in Federal prison for tax evasion. He’s a kook.