Stories like this ‘clearly’ demonstrate just how far we’ve fallen from grace. All you have to do is close your eyes, and imagine armed ‘Red Coated’ thugs storming into the premises, with decrees from “King George’ to take property, intimidate and demean citizens, all in the name of ‘Tax Collection’. Without any opportunity for Due Process, or time to defend yourself against the ‘charges’ before your life is liquidated by the State. These events demonstrate that the State sadly Has become a mirror of the ‘King George’ era, that our fore-fathers fought the Revolutionary War over.
Such is the case of Mii’s Bridal and Tuxedo store, that was raided and liquidated by the IRS. Leaving the owners in a state of shock at what happened to them. This is NOT the type of process that any citizen should endure in these United States Of America. Obviously, the reality of this story pushes many buttons, and strikes many nerves, amoung those who value ‘Liberty’.
Here are some quotes from the article describing all of this by Kevin Krause:
IRS Shuts Down Mom And Pop Dressmaker, Sells Dresses Within Hours
“The unmarked vehicles arrived in the morning. More than 20 armed agents poured out. Hours later, Mii’s Bridal & Tuxedo was out of business after serving customers for decades. Its entire inventory of wedding gowns and dresses as well as sewing machines and other equipment were sold at auction”
“The hastily-called sale held inside the store netted the IRS about $17,000 — not enough to cover the roughly $31,400 in tax debt alleged, court records show. The balance is now likely unrecoverable” (the owners estimate the value of their inventory at over $600,000).
“Mii’s, a small Garland business owned by an elderly immigrant couple from Thailand, was never accused in court of violating any federal laws. The agents auctioned off, before their very eyes, the family’s entire life savings for pennies on the dollar.”
“The IRS claimed that the businesses intentionally tried to evade federal bank reporting requirements by making cash deposits just under the $10,000 limit. Critics say the IRS is being heavy-handed for seizing money from businesses when they haven’t been charged with a crime.”
“Anya Bidwell, an Austin-based attorney for the Institute for Justice, a public interest law firm in Arlington, Va., said the IRS has a “history of aggressively interpreting federal laws to seize property.” The IRS agreed to change its policy of targeting small businesses for cash seizures, she said. But the Mii’s Bridal case, she said, shows that “broader, more comprehensive reform is also needed.” “No one in the United States should lose property without being convicted of a crime or without a proper due process hearing,” Bidwell said.”
“The Mii’s Bridal lawsuit also claims that some of the seizing agents improperly purchased items during the auction, in addition to other irregularities.”
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