Yes, the IRS scandal IS a big deal

Peggy Noonan writes that “nothing can damage us more as a nation than what is happening at the Internal Revenue Service.”

What does it mean when half the country—literally half the country—understands that the revenue-gathering arm of its federal government is politically corrupt, sees them as targets, and will shoot at them if they try to raise their heads? That is the kind of thing that can kill a country, letting half its citizens believe that they no longer have full political rights.

 

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