Posted on his press website, Senator Paul's Resolution is only three pages. Double-spaced even. You can read it for yourself by clicking on the picture of the document. Here, though, I've highlighted the meat of the matter by mixing it up a bit:
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Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That it is the sense of the Senate that— the Internal Revenue Service engaged in discriminatory behavior;
Congress should use existing authority— to investigate potential criminal wrong-doing by individuals who authorized or were involved in targeting people of the United States based on their political views;
and to determine if other entities in the administration of President Obama were involved in or were aware of the discrimination and did not take action to stop the actions of the Internal Revenue Service;
Apparently not. From The Daily Caller (emphasis mine):
“This resolution is not about Republican vs. Democrat or conservative vs. liberal. It is about arrogant and unrestrained government vs. the rule of law. The First Amendment cannot and should not be renegotiated depending on which party holds power,” Paul said in a statement.Expressing the sense of the Senate condemning the targeting of Tea Party groups by the Internal Revenue Service and calling for an investigation.;
From the party who insists that not only are they most transparent, they also do not politicize actions. It is likely the sense of the Democrats in the Senate that they are in deep doo-doo.
Senator Paul continues, from The Daily Caller (emphasis mine):
“Each senator took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, yet Senate Democrats chose to block my resolution and thus refused to condemn the IRS for trampling on our First Amendment rights. I am incredibly disappointed in Washington’s party politics and I am determined to hold the IRS accountable for these unjust acts.”I have interpreted a few lines, here, more language from the Resolution:
Corruption: Whereas it is a well-founded principle that the power to tax involves the power to destroy.
Partisanship: Whereas the IRS admitted that employees of the IRS engaged in politically discriminatory actions;
Perversion: Whereas the IRS used the taxing power as a political tool to
intimidate Tea Party groups from engaging in free
Tyranny: Whereas the IRS used the taxing power as a political tool to intimidate Tea Party groups from engaging in free speech;
Beligerence: Whereas President Obama is aware that a Federal agency under his control has admitted to targeting Tea Party groups;
Also from Senator Paul's post, an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News.