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THE IRS CAN NOW RAID CHURCHES
August 20, 2002

By James Traficant
U.S. Congressman

THE IRS CAN NOW RAID CHURCHES -- (House of Representatives - February 28, 2001)

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(Mr. TRAFICANT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

Mr. TRAFICANT . Mr. Speaker, imagine a raid by 150 policemen. Was it a mob bust in Russia? No.

Was it a drug warehouse in China? No.

It was a church in Indianapolis. That is right. The Internal Revenue Service raided a Baptist Church seizing the pastor, and, in fact, removing the pastor by force. Unbelievable.

Now, everyone knows there is two sides to every story. Think about it. In America, you cannot pray in school, but now, the IRS can raid churches. Beam me up. America is going to hell in a hand basket. I yield back the Gestapo attitude that just keeps growing in our Federal Government.

EDITOR'S NOTE
Congressmen generally lead isolated lives. If James Traficant had not brought this incident to their attention, perhaps some would have never known. What you don't know about you cannot fix. Now, tonight, there will be one less brave and unafraid voice in Washington. Who will be next?

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