Just a quick note on the IRS by Liberty Speaks:
Phoney scandal, not a smidgeon of corruption, there’s nothing there-there, or my personal favorite, Republican witch hunt. These statements have been thrown around now for over a year. It occurs to me that those uttering these words seem to feel because it happened to Conservative groups and individuals whose ideology does not mesh with the President’s views, it isn’t worth the outrage or tax payer dollars to investigate any further. They believe this IRS phoney scandal is all about attacking “their guy” Obama. Hey, I understand they might think that way. Liberals weren’t being targeted, and they weren’t at the mercy of one of the strongest arms in the federal government. Man, how soon they forget.
Lets go back in time:
“My fellow Americans, our long nightmare is over. Our Constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here the people rule…”
These were the words of President Gerald Ford the day he took office after the Nixon resignation. This was a time in our history that the nation found out first hand what absolute power in the hands of the corrupt can do. Part of that power that was abused, by then Republican President Richard Nixon was the IRS. I will refer to Article II of Impeachment that was levied against Nixon:
He, acting personally and through his subordinated and agents, endeavored to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposes not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigation to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner
“I think with a different administration, one that was a Republican administration, this story would be a national obsession and, instead, it’s getting coverage here and a few other places, but it really deserves a lot more questions,”
This quote should resonate with all Americans no matter which party you are in or which ideology you believe. It has happened to the other side. It can happen again if the IRS is not investigated by a Special Prosecutor.
Finally, I send this message to the Democrats and other pundits making blanket statements that there is NO SCANDAL involving the IRS: Ask this question…..How is what Nixon did against Democrats back in the 70’s any different than what the IRS and Lois Lerner is accused of doing? If you answer in your head that it is because it isn’t happening to you an you agree with it, then you have forgotten your history.