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Sunday, May 26, 2013
Maybe it’s time to be rid of the IRS
For those who don’t know it, the tea party is made up of Democrats, Republicans and independents.
And for those who think the Internal Revenue Service hasn’t targeted them at some point because of their affiliation with political parties or preferences, they are being taken for fools. Just as foolish as those who thought the tea party was just the Republican Party.
I am befuddled as to why the entire country isn’t outraged about the IRS singling out anyone. Let’s face it, people, the IRS is known for terrorizing the American taxpayer; add discrimination to that equation, and what do we have? An outfit that knows its ability to inflict unlimited pain, right or wrong? One that exercises power-freak policies?
Something is wrong here. The IRS was never supposed to pick sides — any side. It is corrupt.
Instead of corporations leaving this tax-terrorized country, perhaps the IRS needs to take a long walk on a short pier, and a reformed tax policy of fairness needs to be installed.
Abortions aren’t safe for the unborn
David Nova’s commentary (“New law will undermine women’s health,” May 20) purports to be about women’s health and abortion.
That’s almost funny. There are at least two people involved in any abortion, the woman and the unborn child.
Abortion may be safe for the woman, but it is definitely not safe for the child.
Nor do we know with any certainty that abortion is safe for the woman.
The physical and psychological consequences of the abrupt termination of a normal process in the woman remains unstudied in the long term. (Women didn’t abort their unborn children in great numbers until the 1970s.)
Repeated abortions is a horror I hope will remain unstudied.
DR. J. MICHAEL BESTLER
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