"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Friday, May 17, 2013

Unbelievable - The IRS Commissioner Doesn't Think It's Illegal to Target American Citizens Based on Their Political Viewpoints

The former acting IRS commissioner, Steve Miller, is testifying on Capitol Hill today about the IRS scandal.   When asked whether targeting American citizens by the IRS is illegal, he said the following:

I literally do not know what to say to this.   It's so unbelievable.   The head of an agency that is the single most intrusive and dangerous institution of government -- even when it's doing everything right! -- says it isn't illegal to target American citizens for harassment based on their viewpoints, choosing to harass conservative groups while letting liberal groups sail through?  

Has he never heard of the 1st Amendment?   Freedom of speech?   Freedom of association?

Has he never heard of the concept of equal protection under the laws?

Sheesh!   We're really through the looking glass here.

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