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May 16, 2013

Our view: Rein in the IRS, not dissent

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As with Benghazi, Americans are entitled to the full truth about the IRS campaign to make life difficult for those who dare criticize government.

And beyond the immediate scandal, the IRS needs to be reined in.

As Daniel Webster noted almost 200 years ago, the power to tax is the power to destroy.

The IRS scandal shows it is also the power to suppress dissent. And that’s the first step down the road to tyranny.

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