Author Christopher Ferrara’s main target, as indicated by the title of his book, is Liberty. He states: “America was the place where Liberty finally replaced what the Christian religion had once wrought in social order: the alliance of altar and throne.” But it isn’t liberty that has been failing in America; it is license.
Nothing will have been learned from this scandal if all that happens is the firing of some IRS administrators and the issuance of new guidelines on 501(c)(4) applications. That is not nearly enough.
JBS CEO Art Thompson's weekly news video update for May 20 - 26, 2013.
New allegations have been raised against the IRS, with evidence showing that the federal tax bureaucracy illegally targeted traditional marriage and pro-life groups.
A class action lawsuit alleges that the IRS illegally stole the medical records of more than 10 million Americans in the course of investigating a single individual.
While Americans have gradually come to realize that the Internal Revenue Service was used as a partisan tool to attack the Tea Party movement over two election cycles, it is increasingly clear this scandal may become the biggest of the three scandals that rocked the Obama administration last week.
More revelations are coming out about the IRS' targeting of groups at odds with the Obama agenda, including the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and a prominent Baptist newspaper.
Changes made to federal regulations grant the military sweeping new powers to perform domestic police activities.
The Internal Revenue Service has been used for decades as a tool to intimidate, neutralize, and punish opponents of the White House, no matter who is in office.
The only thing certain following the conclusion of the various investigations into the IRS' targeting of conservative charities is this: Americans' distrust of big government in general and the IRS in particular will continue to grow.