The Salt Lake Tribune just released a story about how during the last election the IRS targeted the Tea Party and other groups
and deliberately harrassed them. I have pulled some quick quotes here. Clearly there are at least some people in our government that don't want us to understand either the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. See the link at the bottom for the full report.
Lerner instructed agents to change the criteria for flagging groups "immediately," the report says.
At the meeting, she was told that groups with "Tea Party," ''Patriot" or "9/12 Project" in their names were being flagged for additional and often burdensome scrutiny, the report says.
On Jan, 25, 2012, the criteria for flagging suspect groups was changed to, "political action type organizations involved in limiting/expanding Government, educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, social economic reform/movement,"
"This timeline reveals at least two extremely unethical actions by the IRS. One, as early as 2010, they targeted groups for political purposes. Two, they willfully and knowingly lied to Congress for years despite being aware that Congress was investigating this practice," Boustany said.