Kevin Williamson makes the point that needs to be made about the IRS scandal.
Whatever happens politically in the next few years, Barack Obama will leave office at the end of his term — and the IRS will still be there. The permanent bureaucracies have political interests of their own, which may or may not align with the interests of any given candidate or any given party at any given moment.Bureaucracies are like that. They have political interests and they push for them and they won't hesitate to abuse their powers to do so. That's why we need to take as much power as we can away from bureaucrats.