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Latest IRS Intimidation Reaffirms Need for Protections
« on: March 31, 2023, 02:34:33 pm »
Latest IRS Intimidation Reaffirms Need for Protections      

As the latest episode involving Mr. Taibbi illustrates, that threat to First Amendment freedoms remains as real as ever.
Imagine your reaction if Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents showed up unannounced on your doorstep. 

The IRS typically contacts taxpayers via mail, and what sense does it make to waste agents’ time by sending them out for home visits when the occupants may not even be home? 

Now imagine their stated reason was that your 2018 tax return raised identity theft suspicions, even though it had been accepted without any suggestion of concern in the ensuing five years. 

Now also imagine that the IRS visit occurred on the same day that you’re scheduled to testify before Congress on how federal authorities engaged in social media censorship during the 2020 election campaign. 

You’d be forgiven for suspecting that someone in government was trying to send you an intimidating message.
When the people are afraid of the government, that's tyranny. But when the government is afraid of the people, that's liberty.

Thomas Jefferson