"I suppose approval of the idea that the IRS audits tax returns now and then is an outrageous and cynical condemnation of all my fellow citizens."
Using an instrument of the enslavement of the American people as an analog of the laws you would support is refreshingly honest.
I'm not sure just what aspect of the situation qualifies as "enslavement" in your view. The particulars of IRS audits? Do you think taxes of any kind are a form of slavery? Or you like sales taxes or VATs better than income tax? Perhaps the government should get by on voluntary contributions? Or you want no government at all?