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IRS Attack Against Tea Party Assaulted Civility
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 16 May 2013 | Editorial

Posted on 05/17/2013 12:17:53 PM PDT by IBD editorial writer

Democracy: The IRS targeting of Tea Party groups is mind-boggling not only for its abuse of government power. It's also disturbing for what it intended to do: destroy civil society, opening a door for tyranny. The formation in 2009 of hundreds of Tea Party groups at the rallying cry of CNBC news editor Rick Santelli, from places as diverse as Lowell, Mass., Pleasanton, Calif., Asheville, N.C., Yuma, Ariz., and Lincoln, Neb., among hundreds of others, was a spontaneous reaction by ordinary American citizens to an overspending, oversized government whose overreach called into question its constitutionality. Yet it was these very Tea Parties that were specially targeted by the IRS in its outrageously intrusive efforts to learn their every secret, to leak those secrets to a hostile, slanderous media, and to delay beyond justification their approvals as tax-free institutions in an effort to suppress them — while granting those permissions easily to leftist ones . As an agency that favored expanding its own power, the IRS and its political masters naturally felt threatened by Tea Party success, seen in the rallies of millions in February and then April 2009, as well as the proliferation of groups across the country.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: civilsociety; impeachnow; irs; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; teaparty; tyranny
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To: glorgau

“This is why the 2nd Amendment was written. It wasn’t about hunting deer.”

I believe we should, perhaps, prepare for the true reason.


51 posted on 05/19/2013 6:01:28 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (Democrats are experts at redefining words.)
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To: doc; All

Protest Obama’s IRS at your local IRS Office or Post Office at Noon, May 21.

Gadsden Flags are optional.


52 posted on 05/20/2013 6:49:16 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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