Even an IRS of Billy Grahams would be tyrannical

Even an IRS of Billy Grahams would be tyrannical

irs-levyIt is no surprise that the government agency responsible for taxing the rich and funding the liberal management of our lives for the collective would be a bastion of the most partisan members of the Democratic Party, willing to wield the hammer that is government power for the various factions of the gangster-like mob it has become.

Current tax law, or what passes for “law,” requires tyranny in its enforcement. The Internal Revenue Service has always been uniquely above the law with its unique right to preemptive seizure of a target’s property and a reverse burden of proof that requires accused taxpayers  to prove their innocence.

Broad bureaucratic discretion  weakens the rule of law at the IRS just as it does with EPA, Dodd-Frank and Obamacare. Much as at Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice where their rule of law was interpreted to acquit New Black Panthers that  intimidated white voters with billy clubs at Philadelphia polling places. Campaign finance laws in clear violation of the Constitution’s insistence that Congress “make no law” abridging the freedom of political speech and having  such partisan liberal activist Democrats wield the vast government power of the IRS merely increases the inherent tyranny of tax law exponentially.

Meanwhile, as President Barack Hussein Obama and his Secretary of Homeland Security bend over backwards not to offend jihadists who perpetrate “work-place incidents” (aka murder) at Fort Hood, the IRS protects us from … wait for it:

The IRS came after Billy Graham, too, his son charged Tuesday in a letter to President Barack Obama.

Franklin Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the family’s international humanitarian organization Samaritan’s Purse, said that the IRS notified the organizations in September that it was conducting a “review” of their activities for tax year 2010.

With the IRS admitting it gave extra scrutiny to conservative political organizations, Graham says he now believes that the review was part of an Obama administration effort of “targeting and attempting to intimidate us.”

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association urging of voters to back “candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles and support the nation of Israel” during last year’s presidential race was the reason why IRS agents visited the North Carolina offices of both Graham groups, the letter accuses.

“While these audits not only wasted taxpayer money, they wasted money contributed by donors for ministry purposes as we had to spend precious resources servicing the IRS agents in our offices,” Graham wrote in the letter, which was shared with POLITICO. “I believe that someone in the administration was targeting and attempting to intimidate us. This is morally wrong and unethical – indeed some would call it ‘un-American.”

Graham said that “in light” of the IRS admission that it targeted tea party groups for added scrutiny, “I do not believe that the IRS audit of our two organizations last year is a coincidence – or justifiable.”

The Philosopher Kings prefer “laws” like Obamacare that grant the discretion for the secretary to decide “The Law” in an arbitrary way. They know best what We the People need in every circumstance and needn’t be saddled with bright lines of right and wrong. Hence their aversion to an imaginary line on a map, commonly called a border, that might separate them from future voters to continue them in power, but I digress.

The Founders understood that free people imbued with Judeo-Christian values and an economy allowing free enterprise filled the vacuum liberals assume must be filled by what experts wielding by government decree. Hopefully voters that re-elected such a failed president will realize the role they play (in conjunction with a compliant press, mass  media and academia) in imbuing liberal Democrats with their notion of un-accountability and the resulting hubris we see at the IRS, EPA and DOJ.

Those within the Obama administration that broke the law must be punished for crimes committed; but the confluence of the Benghazi, IRS and DOJ-AP subpoena scandals is a teachable moment that could bode well for future elections even if no one political officeholder is impeached. It would have been hard for even a competent and vast right-wing conspiracy to concoct a better real world narrative exhibiting the inherent dangers of big liberal government on our individual liberty, economic prosperity and national security.

Mike DeVine

“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson

Mike DeVine

Mike DeVine

Mike DeVine is a former op-ed columnist at the Charlotte Observer and legal editor of The (Decatur) Champion (legal organ of DeKalb County, Georgia). He is currently with the Ruf Law Firm in Atlanta Metro and conservative voice of the Atlanta Times News.


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