Saturday, May 2, 2015

IRS seizes rural convenience store owner’s career savings in another horrible abuse of civil forfeiture

Via Bill

Lyndon McLellan, a rural North Carolina convenience store owner, woke up one day to discover the IRS had seized every penny of the $107,000 in his bank account. It was all the money he had put away over the course of 13 years of assiduous, hard work.

“This is all I’ve ever done. I was raised in the store business; I’m here 12-13 hours a day, seven days a week,” he explains. “To make this kind of money selling soft drinks, cigarettes and hot dogs, somebody’s gotta work, okay? It wasn’t just handed to us. It was taken from us – but it wasn’t handed to us.”


  1. No, it's not right, Lyndon. In fact, it's not even American. It's tyranny and injustice.

  2. They are running out of money to "spread the wealth" in obozo's utopia and are looking for new 'income'. Are YOU next?

    Somewhere behind enemy lines,
    Peoples Republik of Kommiefornia

    "The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the CHAINS of the Constitution so the second will not become a legalized version of the first." - Thomas Jefferson

    1. They'll keep printing until it's cheaper to burn the bills than purchasing wood.

  3. When you can steal with legal impunity and complete lack of accountability why would anyone expect anything else. The IRS and other agencies do this BECAUSE THEY CAN. Plain and simple. And the politicans we 'ahem' elect turn a blind eye to their conduct. There are a few unwritten rules of power....they exist but are never actually put into writing. The biggest of course is to never hold your personal bodyguard accountable for their need them to stay in power, force them to obey and they may turn on you. Thus we see LEO given a free pass to abuse people with virtual impunity save for the occasional public scapegoat offered up to try and fool people into thinking the system 'works'.

    Another unwritten rule is MONEY IS POWER. And the people who collect your money
    are just as important as the armed thugs who protect your carcass....therefore they also must be allowed to act without accountability. That is why you see IRS abuses
    such as this that occur blatantly and without even an attempt at legal justification.