A great American puts IRS & feds in their place ....
Leave it to a woman of courage & resolve to encapsulate the great crime behind the IRS's abuses of political opponents, abuses that flowed directly from attacks by the president & other senior Democrats on such groups as allegedly subversive of democracy. As private parties pursue the whole truth while Team Obama stalls, Peggy Noonan recalls how the IRS of 40 years ago refused to carry out President Nixon's attempts to shaft his enemies.
Which brings us to a formidable woman indeed: Alabama Tea Partier Becky Gerritson, who told a House committee (Ways & Means, which writes tax legislation) last week:
I am not here as a serf or vassal. I am not begging my lords for mercy. I’m a born free American woman, wife, mother, and citizen. And I’m telling my government that you’ve forgotten your place. It’s not your responsibility to look out for my well-being and to monitor my speech. It’s not your right to assert an agenda. Your post, the post that you occupy, exists to preserve American liberty. You’ve sworn to perform that duty. And you have faltered.
So they have. And so, alas, have we--at least, a critical mass of voters who cast their ballot last November 6 for the siren song of omnicompetent, omnicompassionate government. Those myths are unraveling via revelations of: (a) Team Obama's willful blindness before Benghazi (al-Qaeda is defeated), lassitude during the siege ("stand down") and cynical duplicity after (blame a "hateful video")--sufficient to carry Team Obama past November 6; (b) IRS audits crippling nearly 500 conservative groups who'd have aided anti-Obama turnout; (c) heavy-handed Justice Dept. subpoenas of reporters in flagrant violation of laws governing such efforts, including disregard of same by A-G Eric Holder; (d) thinly-disguised regulatory blackmail by HHS Secy Kathleen Sebelius, extorting funds from companies whose health plans HHS will approve or reject. The IRS is already defining tax liability under ObamaCare.
Bottom Line. Becky Gerritson reminds us of the wisdom behind the late Barry Goldwater's warning that the government big enough to give us everything we want is also big enough to take it all away. Voters will either defend their freedoms in future elections, or lose them to those who would govern us as they see fit, for what they define as our own good.
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