Comment: He might be wrong about that ...

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He might be wrong about that ...

... because government employees can CLAIM anything they want, but their claim does not mean they are right.

First off, there is 42 USC 1983:

"Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance,
regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the
District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any
citizen of the United States or other person within the
jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges,
or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable
to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other
proper proceeding for redress ..."

And then, there is the principle that there IS a right to privacy (though the courts say it is "limited"). Included in this right to privacy is family relations, which is one of the things IRS employees were demanding. Here is an article, which says ...

"The Supreme Court has ruled that there is a limited constitutional right of privacy based on a number of provisions in the Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments. This includes a right to privacy from government surveillance into an area where a person has a "reasonable expectation of privacy" and also in matters relating to marriage, procreation, contraception, family relationships, child rearing and education. However, records held by third parties such as financial records or telephone calling records are generally not protected unless a specific federal law applies. The court has also recognized a right of anonymity and the right of groups to not have to disclose their members' names to government agencies."

This is CLEARLY what certain individuals within the IRS were doing. Seems like there is a reasonable shot at suing the individuals REGARDLESS of any claims made by IRS or any laws passed by Congress (remember, an unconstitutional law passed by Congress is NULL AND VOID and DOES NOT EXIST).

I sure as hell would go for it.