Those concerned with civil liberties will be furious over newly discovered documents from the IRS in response to an ACLU Freedom of Information request.
Turns out: The IRS handbook says that e-mail users “do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy.” The IRS also says that you do not have privacy on Facebook chats, on Twitter direct messages, or other online communications.
Now, according to the IRS, since you don’t have an expectation of privacy — it stands to reason they can get into your e-mail, your Twitter, or your Facebook accounts and nose around without a warrant and without explaining to you or anybody else what they’re doing, or why.
“Let’s hope you never end up on the wrong end of an IRS criminal tax investigation,” says ACLU attorney Nathan Freed Wessler. “But if you do, you should be able to trust that the IRS will obey the Fourth Amendment when it seeks the contents of your private e-mails.” Yeah, he used “trust,” the IRS, and the Constitution, in the same sentence.
Folks, this is just Obama’s latest threat to civil liberties. Everything that used to send progressives into the streets under Bush, no longer matters. Warrantless searches? Cool. Monitoring cell phones? Sure. Indefinite sentences at Gitmo? No problem. IRS checking your bank account for Obamacare compliance? Go right ahead.
And now the Regime can take liberties with your e-mail and social media accounts with impunity without even and act of Congress. In fact, they can take all the liberties they want! And what are you gonna do about it?