A Threat to Free Speech
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Proposed IRS Rule a Threat to the First Amendment
by Wes Vernon
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001
WASHINGTON - Whenever something or someone is successful, there is some
busybody in this city scheming to rein in it/him/her. In some cases, there
is the theory (as in the Clinton administration's crusade against Internet
entrepreneur Bill Gates) that if someone besides the government is making
lots of money, there must be something sinister about it.
Other instances involve self-styled advocates of "democracy" who begin to
suspect that perhaps there is a little too much "democracy" going on.
Government must intervene.
The latter appears to be the case in a proposed IRS rule. Listed as IRS
Announcement 2000-84, we are informed that "the Internal Revenue Service is
considering the necessity of issuing guidelines that would clarify the
application of the Internal Revenue Code to use of the Internet by [tax]
The above is an exerpt.