I don't quarrel with the requirement to pay taxes to government for necessary services as delineated in the Constitution, particularly for safety and national security. But I do object to the use of this collection agency for selectively deciding who to audit and harass based upon political viewpoints. This is not what the agency was designed to do nor is it part of its legal mission; it falls more in line with the mission of a dictatorial government, not one in a land where the people are supposed to be free.
And now our worries are growing even bigger and more ominous. The IRS is now one of many federal agencies, many with innocuous names, which carry their own police force, or from the looks of things in the picture maybe shock troops. What happens when a SWAT team of IRS agents turns up at your business or home ready for battle? Are you judged guilty in such situations when they show up at your door with guns drawn and weapons pointed at your loved ones? For as we've learned recently with the Bundy Ranch incident, the feds are no longer servants of the people, they are now becoming enforcers for the wannabe Emperor.
And there's even more outrageous behavior that we've learned about in recent days. Apparently a large number of agency employees who themselves have problems with the agency over their own personal tax returns have nonetheless been awarded bonuses for performance despite the cloud hanging over them. You can't make this stuff up, people. I mean, really, employees who are tasked with operating a fair and legal activity themselves are under a cloud and yet they still are deemed worthy of a performance award. And this from an agency that has been operating in an outrageous manner while showing little if any remorse.
Quite frankly after the news surrounding Lois Lerner and the refusal of the agency to open it's records to Congress it is now impossible to believe anything this agency says or trust what it does. For the governance of America to be deemed legitimate the tawdry record of the IRS and that of other agencies carrying out similar types of activities in the name of politics, must be purged and cleaned. Otherwise, the willingness of Americans to voluntarily comply with rules and regulations will quickly come under question and chaos will result. A nation can't long survive under those circumstances.
Pay attention, America, and demand fair play. Our future depends on it. Meanwhile, I guess Lois Lerner will keep on living in her fancy home in shame, shame she is not even willing to recognize. Quite a picture, isn't it?