Letter from Scientologist to Senator Lawton Chiles (ca. May 10, 1985)

FBI File No.: 62-116151-71

Senator Lawton Chiles
U.S. Senate
Washington, DC 20510

[return address redacted]

I am writing to you because I am concerned about several government agencies violating the rights of American citizens. There have been several media reports of the FBI and the IRS violating the constitutional rights of certain groups and individuals.

For example certain people involved in Central American activities have been harassed by the IRS and FBI. Also the Church of Scientology has been targeted by the IRS and the FBI for counter-intelligence actions strikingly similar to those that were done to several pple and groups in the 1960’s and 1970’s including Rev. Martin Luther King.

The plot which was recently revealed in Portland case to take over the Church of Scientology is an appalling act which violates the American standard of the separation of church and state. This plot involved an ex staff member who was backed by the IRC Criminal Investigational Division to disrupt the Church and take over the management and assets.

As my representative in the Senate, I am asking you to investigate this criminality in the government and help to restore the constitutional rights of your citizens.

Sincerely yours,

[name redacted]


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