I keep hearing that the real scandal involving the IRS is that there are these groups out there speaking without disclosing their names. The real scandal is groups that are not paying taxes and speaking about politics.
This is disgusting. We have a little thing called freedom of speech. Thomas Payne’s Common Sense was initially published anonymously. Anonymous speech scares the heck out of the government. It erodes their power. It is a good for the people. Anyone who says the real problem is untaxed, anonymous speech is pushing a very scary argument. When people hear anonymous speech than can discount it because they aren’t allowed to judge the reliability of the speaker. The government has decided, in the name of free and fair elections, that they can ultimately restrict how one speaks. This is not the governments role.