Let us imagine that voting in this country was done differently. How would votes go if the government recorded your vote during every Presidential election and sent that information to the IRS, the FBI, and all other Federal agencies? How would that change voting patterns?
I guess, rather than voting only for the candidate they preferred, many voters would simply try to guess which candidate was likely to win. Then they would vote for that candidate because they don’t want to be on the President’s enemies list.
Imagine a world where, every time you lost a bid for a government service job, or your child was turned down for a scholarship, or you saw a police car in your rear view mirror, you had to wonder if your name had been flagged because of whom you supported.
This is the world the IRS is working hard to create. They are, frankly, both more brazen and more immediately dangerous to the Republic than the NSA.
And they are targeting Ron Paul donors.
From the Washington Examiner:
Ron Paul’s nonprofit Campaign for Liberty will fight the Internal Revenue Service’s demand that it reveal its donor list to the agency, despite having already been fined for refusing to do so.
“There is no legitimate reason for the IRS to know who donates to Campaign for Liberty,” Megan Stiles, the communications director at Campaign for Liberty, told the Washington Examiner in an email on Tuesday. “We believe the First Amendment is on our side as evidenced by cases such as NAACP v. Alabama and International Union UAW v. National Right to Work. Many 501(c)(4) organizations protect the privacy of their donors in the very same way as Campaign for Liberty. For some reason the IRS has now chosen to single out Campaign for Liberty for special attention. We plan to fight this all the way.”
Ron Paul suggested that the group will refuse to pay the IRS fine in an fundraising email to supporters about the agency’s request for information.
Of course, the reason the IRS is intent on getting this information is so that they can “mistakenly” release the information to Leftist groups or the media in order to get Ron Paul donors harassed and punished. They are just a criminal mafia organization that doesn’t yet have the courage to line up Ron Paul and his supporters against a wall for summary executions.
But they’re working up to it.
OK, I’m probably exaggerating what they plan at this stage. But people who are this self-righteous and greedy for power always develop the “courage” to take the next step.
“The IRS technically requires donor information from 501(c)(4) organizations and is forbidden by law from releasing it to the public, yet despite this they have ‘mistakenly’ released the information repeatedly over the years,” she wrote. “Often these leaks have been made to political opponents of the conservative groups whose information was leaked. Leaking the donor information is intended to harass and to intimidate those donors from donating to political causes. Campaign for Liberty has refused to provide donor information to the IRS to protect the privacy of our members. Now the IRS has demanded the information and fined Campaign for Liberty for protecting its members’ privacy.”
The IRS is populated with Democrat enforcers who have no respect for the law or for the impartiality they are supposed to practice.
That is the seed that grows into worst injustices. These people need to be purged from government.