The IRS scandal: It’s bigger than a few wayward officials. And as Andy McCarthy points out, the remedy lies not in a “special counsel.” It lies rather in root-and-branch transformation. The Institution that the IRS has mutated does not need to be reformed. It needs to be dismantled. Andy sums up the reality in two sentences:
[T]he problem is a perversely complex regulatory framework that gives the IRS — which should simply collect taxes based on an easily knowable formula — enormous discretionary power to discriminate and intimidate. That makes the IRS an un-American weapon, particularly when it is controlled by an Alinskyite will-to-power administration.
We have a chance now to do something about this exercise in un-American state tyranny. Who knows if we’ll get another?