“We seek a free flow of information…we are not afraid to entrust the American people with the unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to judge the truth and falsehood of its people in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.”
I noticed this quote while perusing the DMN Daily blog, and I imagine it might have something to do with why neither the IRS nor anyone in the Congress will touch the petition of We The People with a ten-foot pole. It also explains why even the simplest questions either go unanswered, or are met with SWAT-style raids. Most Americans are afraid of the IRS and the Federal government; clearly, the feeling is mutual.