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Letter to the Editor
Thursday, June 13, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

The letter “Just doing its job” by Democrat Tom Balya, former Westmoreland County commissioner, denigrates members of the tea party and various conservative groups as indignant whiners and tax cheaters who do not deserve tax-exempt status. He further states that right-wingers' “paranoid mistrust of anything they don't understand is dragging this society down.”

No, Mr. Balya, it is your intolerance of those with whom you disagree and ignorance of the Constitution that is dragging our society down.

The Constitution guarantees all Americans, conservative or liberal, the right to express political opinions contrary to those held by the people in power, and the freedom to practice religion without fear of reprisal from a tyrannical government. Balya and those on the left should consider the fact that perhaps, at some point in the future, they could be the ones targeted because of their beliefs.

The IRS is being used as a powerful weapon in an attempt to silence those who dare to disagree with the policies of this administration. This abuse of power, as well as the millions of taxpayer dollars wasted by IRS employees on parties and entertainment, is proof that it is time to abolish the IRS and establish a simpler tax code.

Barbara Johnson

Baldwin Borough

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