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Investors Business Daily makes the case for jailing the IRS


Investor's Business DailyUsing legal technicalities to silence and repress political dissent under the color of the nation's most feared enforcement agency isn't mismanagement. It's a crime.

It's incompatible with democracy and it shatters public confidence in the rule of law. It's the very crime the State Department is now condemning in Venezuela: the use of legal technicalities to halt popular opposition candidates from running for office. Until now, this kind of activity has had no precedent in our country, and it must be stopped before it becomes the standard.

This is far from mere incompetence or gross mismanagement. It was a highly competent operation to silence dissent. Yet no one has been sanctioned or punished, despite there being laws on the books dating back to the beginning of a professional civil service, that forbid and punish partisan motives in what should be impartial law. Already some observers believe the IRS swung the last election for the Democrats with these activities.

Let's not forget that there is a whole pile of problems with politicizing the audit process for private individuals as well as the openly-admitted and apologized for (but still unpunished) abuse of the tax exempt application process for political purposes.

This entry was published Fri Aug 14 11:13:55 CDT 2015 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2015-08-14 11:13:55.0. [Tweet]

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