Holder’s of cash beware of the IRS

In the link below George Leef of the Pope Center in Raleigh reports the plight of a North Carolina businessman whose earnings were confiscated by federal revenuers based on some obscure suspicion. The federal agents have told him they would return half of his money.

This is yet another of many cases–usually not well known–where government agents seize personal property without cause. It sends up another red flag warning us of the dangers of government power and threats to our liberties from excessive, overreaching laws and unaccountable agency regulations.

It’s well we remember the warning of Sen. Barry Goldwater echoing from the 1960s:

A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/georgeleef/2015/05/08/civil-asset-forfeiture-viper-bites-nc-business-owner-who-now-fights-to-get-his-money-back/

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About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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