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If you aren't encrypting your email, the IRS is probably reading it right now.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has claimed that agents do not need warrants to read people's emails, text messages and other private electronic communications, according to internal agency documents.
In a 2009 handbook, the IRS said the Fourth Amendment does not protect emails because Internet users "do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in such communications." A 2010 presentation by the IRS Office of General Counsel reiterated the policy.
Under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986, government officials only need a subpoena, issued without a judge's approval, to read emails that have been opened or that are more than 180 days old.
The deck is stacked against you. "Privacy" is an illusion.
In 2010, a federal appeals court ruled that police violated a man's constitutional rights when they read his emails without a warrant.
Despite the court decision, U.S. v. Warshak, the IRS kept its email search policy unchanged in a March 2011 update to its employee manual.
In an October 2011 memo an IRS attorney explained that the Warshak decision only applies in the Sixth Circuit, which covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.
If you live in one of the 46 other states, you're fair game for the revenuers. Because there's no such thing as due process when you're dealing with the IRS. You're guilty until proven innocent. And the government is holding all the cards. Rights? You don't have any rights where the income tax is concerned.
Oh, don't forget, they're snooping on your Facebook page too.
For those of you who are old enough to remember Freedom, prior to 1913 the government managed quite nicely without an income tax. They built roads, conducted diplomacy, fought wars, delivered the mail, and balanced their budget. What they did not do was transfer wealth from the productive to the unproductive.
The IRS changed all that. They've got what it takes to take what you've got.
Then Congress gives it to slackers, who of course vote to re-elect
their benefactors. And if you protest, you're the one being unreasonable.
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