Somewhere along the bureaucratic trail, the IRS forgot that it was created to serve the people. It has become instead, a fearful engine of control in our lives.
From the time of our Founders to the present, there has been a fundamental premise that certain values produce certain results. We believe that hard work, ethical behavior, integrity, and service are rewarded. Somewhere along the trail the IRS turned that idea up-side-down. It gives bonuses to some employees who have been disciplined, but what is more astounding is that it gives bonuses to some employees who have not paid their taxes. I am at a loss for words when I think that the institution has become so corrupt and so flauntingly bold that such behavior doesn’t immediately lead to mass dismissals. It must be very difficult for all the thousands of employees who are moral and ethical people. Please do not look the other way. We need you to help drain the swamp. I have a question for you.
What would happen if I wouldn’t pay my income taxes? The letter to me from the IRS would be direct and punitive. They would have total power to “enforce” the law. Law should be enforced or repealed if it does not serve the people. But the law is law for all people. How do employees within the IRS not only keep their jobs when they don’t pay their income tax, but also becomel eligible for bonuses?
I am stunned at the power, duplicity, and misbehavior of some within the IRS. These might be some of the same people who would come to my house to enforce the law. Or they might be some of the people writing the punitive, threatening letters that emanate from that institution. Wow. When did we come to this?
What happened to the idea of our Founders that the people should be able to keep what they earned and that the federal government should levy taxes for very limited purposes?
America, wake up. The federal government has run amuck and is gradually extinguishing the flames of our freedoms. When employees in the IRS can be the recipients of disciplinary action and choose not to pay their income taxes and still receive bonuses, have we not gone too far? Has our government not become too big and bold? In which direction are the scales of justice slipping?
I will soon be 93, but my grandchildren are 29, 26, 17, and 13. I want enough freedom left for them that they may speak and be heard. I will use my voice as long as it lives. We are such a young nation, a nation created with Divine Guidance. That is our true history. Will our downfall happen because we ignore our founding that created the “shining city on a hill”?