Discovering the truth behind IRS

Some condemn the investigation of the IRS targeting of conservative organizations as just a witch hunt.

Understand that the IRS is un-constitutionally powerful: frequently confiscating property without due process of law, which requires expensive and time-consuming arbitration or litigation to recover and costs the government “nothing” and the victim potentially everything.

This power alone makes the IRS a formidable and potentially terrible opponent. Inherent in such power is the expectation that it will never be used for political or partisan purposes. Strict laws criminalize the sharing of any financial data submitted to the IRS with any third party without warrant.

There are strong indications that the IRS acted improperly, apparently in response to the stunning political reversals of the Democrats in the 2010 mid-term elections. Refusing tax-exempt status to conservative organizations greatly restricts their ability to raise funds for educational purposes. This is critical in light of the demonstrable bias of the mainstream media that does no more than parrot Democrat talking points: it essentially silences the voices of opposition in our two-party political system.

There are credible indications that:

1. conservative donors were targeted for IRS, FEC, SEC, EPA, and OSHA audits: all expensive, cumbersome and potentially debilitating acts;

2. conservative candidates’ personal tax return information was given to their opponents;

3. IRS illegally demanded lists of supporters of conservative causes;

4. IRS illegally gave supporter lists to political opponents.

If any of these prove to be true, it will represent the greatest assault on American principles in our history – that the government of the People would be complicit in an effort to pervert our political system.

If this effort is the product of heinous individuals or unions, it is despicable. If it should have any direct connection to the White House, it rises to a high crime.

The IRS response to the lawful Congressional hearings has been universal contempt, delay, and obstruction that necessarily suggests complicity; as do the attempts of the White House to discredit the investigation.

It is imperative that we discover the truth.

Frank Banta

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