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IRS Tyranny

Posted by Steve Markowitz on May 17, 2013

It is an understatement to say that this has not been a good week for Barack Obama.

The Benghazi affair became a full-fledged scandal with the White House being shown to have lied to the American people about who was behind and the reason for the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi that led to the deaths of four Americans, including its ambassador to Libya.  News of the US Justice Department’s eavesdropping on Associated Press reporters has many on the Left and the Right concerned about its chilling effects on the free press.  Finally, it became public knowledge that the IRS was targeting conservative groups with unfair tax treatment.

It is difficult to foresee where the scandals might lead.  At the very least they show a government out of control under the leadership of President Obama.  They also indicate the danger from tyranny of government in general.  Should more damaging information become public on any of the scandals, the Obama presidency could be at risk.

Of the three scandals, the one with the most potential damage to the Presidency is the IRS tyranny.  It is hard to believe that organizations with conservative leanings were being targeted merely as a result of relatively low level IRS employees in Ohio.  It is possible that some with connections to the White House were involved.  Should this be the case and if the White House was involved in any sort of cover-up, a Watergate scandal type outcome is a possibility.

The founding fathers experienced the tyranny of government emanating from European monarchies.  They feared the potential of tyranny in the United States and therefore created a Constitution that significantly limited the powers of the federal government.  Over the past hundred years Progressives have expanded the power of the federal government.  President Obama has expanded and accelerated this expansion.  It is therefore not surprising that these current abuse of power scandals are occurring.

One of the videos below shows Rep. Paul Ryan grilling the recently ousted IRS interim chief, Steve Miller.  It is remarkable to view the arrogance Miller shows when confronted with his previous lies to Congress.

The second video is also remarkable, showing Leftist network MSNBC discussing the seriousness of the IRS’s tyranny.  With the press beginning to come out of its love-fest with Barack Obama, the chance for more scandals being uncovered increases.  An administration that began with Hope and Change has devolved into a circle the wagons mentality in order to protect the President.


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