May 23, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 5

Farah's IRS column lacks proper historical background

The editorial on an IRS apology by Joseph Farah disturbs me because of his lack of historical background of investigations by the said agency. The IRS has been using its power of investigation to harass dissident groups in our country in all of my adult memory and probably before my time.

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The sins of the agency were largely ignored by the main news outlets when the IRS was harassing left of center groups since the Eisenhower administration. The IRS investigated labor unions, the left wing political parties and the SDS to name a few. No one was concerned when these actions were occurring. W...

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