IRS scandal and the theft of our democracy

August 13, 2014

Is it another of Barack Obama’s many lies when he states there’s “not a smidgen of corruption” in the IRS scandal? The evidence strongly points to an attempt by the Obama administration to stifle political opposition to his leftist plans. It seems he’s trying to steal our democracy.

One group that has been really harassed by the IRS is the Tea Party, an organization that strives to strengthen our ideals of self-governance. The cries that this group is racist, homophobic, sexist or any other such tripe is so far off base, a 3-year-old could pick any of them off first.

A group that was trying to keep our electoral process honest called “True the Vote” was invaded by not only the IRS, but also the FBI, OSHA and ATF. The only reason for opposition to voter ID must be to cheat the election results for a more liberal outcome.

This is very frightening to those who favor free discourse and fair elections as an integral part of our democracy.

Michael A. Smith
Rockford

From the Aug. 13-19, 2014, issue

5 Comments

  1. Gene Ralno

    August 13, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Dictatorships come in many flavors. Sometimes they kill communists. Sometimes they kill Gypsies. This time, the target is conservatism. It’s never good and always ends badly. We need to destroy the IRS with the Constitution, while we still have it.

  2. Beverly Martin

    August 13, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Ending the IRS is a freedom issue. Passing the FairTaxHR25 is both a freedom and an economic issue. When Americans realize the true invasiveness of the IRS and the willingness of politicians to use the IRS as a tool of corruption and personal wealth creation, then Americans will understand why the FairTaxHR25 is the tax structure that restores freedom of speech as well as creates job growth. No one wants to be audited. That fear keeps millions of Americans, corporations, and organizations silent and compliant. The people who benefit from the income tax include not only politicians and lobbyist, but the media (the IRS is great ‘news’), think tanks who specialize in evaluating tax proposals and structures, tax planners, and former congressmen who have lucrative jobs waiting for them upon retirement because of their knowledge of the tax code and how things work in Washington. If America wants to end the IRS three things must happen: The realization that the IRS is corrupt and cannot be ‘fixed’ since it does exactly what it is designed to do; Second, Americans must take the initiative to learn for themselves what is the FairTaxHR25 plan (www.fairtaxnation.com); and third, Americans will have to confront politicians who do not both cosponsor and actively work to see that the FairTaxHR25 is brought out of the House Ways and Means Committee and given the honest debate it deserves. Our freedom depends upon the ending of the IRS. It is too powerful and dangerous and its tax on income is destroying jobs at home as corporations flee to lower tax countries.

  3. Albert

    August 13, 2014 at 10:09 am

    The Tea Party is good at bilking folks of their money and wrapping it up in a flag pretending that it’s charitable. A good example is raising funds for troops then taking a big slice for TP administrative and political purposes. Very deceitful and fraudulent organization.

  4. dbuck

    August 23, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Wow.. more deranged thinking.. tax exempt status for teabag organizations was a scam and when called out, the crybaby’s go BWAAAhh..nitwits..

  5. Matt

    September 5, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Some on the left are ‘left’, only because they’re afraid of how they’d be treated otherwise. The remainder are terrified to realize that the IRS scandal is indicative how the ideology, that they subscribe to, is spread. So they find themselves defending the king’s tax man…

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