IRS Scandal: Union of Party and State

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Content advisory as to the video, included because I am heartened by Jon Stewart’s outrage in regard to the IRS scandal.

As usual, Mark Steyn gets to the heart of the matter in regard to the IRS Scandal:

When the state has the power to know everything about everyone, the integrity of the civil service is the only bulwark against men like Holder. Instead, the ruling party and the non-partisan bureaucracy seem to be converging. In August 2010, President Obama began railing publicly against “groups with harmless-sounding names like Americans for Prosperity” (August 9th, a speech in Texas) and “shadowy groups with harmless-sounding names” (August 21st, radio address). And whaddayaknow, that self-same month the IRS obligingly issued its first BOLO (Be On the Look-Out) for groups with harmless-sounding names, like “tea party,” “patriot,” and “constitution.”

It may be that the strange synchronicity between the president and the permanent bureaucracy is mere happenstance and not, as it might sound to the casual ear, the sinister merging of party and state. Either way, they need to be pried apart. When the state has the capability to know everything except the difference between right and wrong, it won’t end well.

Go here to National Review Online to read the brilliant rest.  The Democrats are above all else the party of government, and the plunder to be derived from control of government.  Small wonder that, with certain honorable exceptions, the Obama administration found eager minions in the IRS to convert their agency into a partisan political weapon for the Democrats.  In this vale of tears government is a necessary evil, but under the Obama administration more and more of us see that the evil is becoming an ever stronger portion of that description of government.


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  1. “And whaddayaknow, that self-same month the IRS obligingly issued its first BOLO (Be On the Look-Out) for groups with harmless-sounding names, like ‘tea party,’ ‘patriot,’ and ‘constitution.'”

    How much longer before the NSA or the FBI or the DHS start going after people within “groups” having harmless sounding names like “The American Catholic”?

    OK, call me a pessimist, but barring a miracle that either removes BO and his minions from office or involves his repentance and conversion, none of this is going to end well.


    I pray that the Lord has mercy, but maybe His mercy involves some serious pruning of His Olive Tree as St. Paul describes in Romans chapter 11.

  2. Iowahawk simply states it: “The IRS is now basically an organized crime mob.”

    Regarding disclosures of classified info and lying to Congress and the people: quoted at Instapundit 6/6/2013: Rice and Pinetta: “’Two incidents yesterday raise a critical issue at the heart of this administration’s problems and sinking credibility: Is there one standard of justice for the administration’s people and one for the rest of us?’ Yes. Next question?”

  3. And so the Chicagoans march on – undaunted, unafraid, and blind and oblivious to the trail of destruction they are leaving. Are their minion mules still blinkered?

  4. The play continues. Some of the Left will show outrage while others silent. Either expression is empty because Obama has served his purpose. He has moved their agenda forward. They know none of this will result in rolling back any of the major initiatives deemed successful.

    The liberal seeds have been planted. Watch them bloom. So the horse pulling the plow got a lame leg. So what? Send him out to pasture. There’s another one coming to pick up where he left off.

    Meanwhile, the GOP does not condemn even planting such a crop. They simply debate how many seeds should be planted. They fail to realize the seed being planted is the seed of weed. The thing about weeds is they don’t need much planted before it spreads like wild fire.

  5. Iowahawk simply states it: “The IRS is now basically an organized crime mob.”

    I saw that on Twitter, and one person replied by saying “what do you mean, now?”

    Another person then added “what do you mean, basically?”

    Then a 3rd person tweeted in reply “what do you mean, organized?”

    Gave me the lolz

  6. These are scenarios that have happened to me lately, and why I could see myself being “targeted”. I (good grief) have Verizon everything because that is the only service I can get out here in Farmville. Last year someone had used our number to make numerous calls to someone is MORACCO! To the tune of over $3,000.! I have never been out of the U.S. well unless you consider Canada and Mexico. Who is to say that if these calls were monitored by big brother that I could not be accused of something. Wouldn’t it be up to me to prove my innocence ? I recently got a “new cell” and kept getting numerous text messages that I was paying for from only god knows who. anyway I took the phone in and they were completely boggled as to what was going on. some of these messages were very suggestive etc. I don’t ever use text. I don’t even get it. They gave me a new number. How nice. I am trying not to feel too paranoid about this. Another interesting IRS joke my brother passed away over two years ago and his estate was fairly simple. The IRS has that thing so completely screwed up. The right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing. We have proven without a doubt that he is “DEAD”! It is all being handled through a tax attorney! The estate needs to be settled and they need to get their “agents” working with some knowledge instead of wasting and burning of our tax dollars. I think the Republican party stinks and I will not give one more dime to them until they take a united stand on these horrific problems. They are just as guilty through omission by allowing these issues to get so out of hand. And while I’m at it so are our Church leaders.

  7. Big government tyranny is here. In a video Betsy McCaughey, the former lieutenant governor of NY, explained briefly how Obama is following in Vladimir Lenin’s footsteps. Democrats are all about power and control. And they believe the more they have the better. With bigger government comes increased corruption, abuses of power, less liberty and increased tyranny.

  8. “When the state has the capability to know everything except the difference between right and wrong, it won’t end well.” They truly don’t seem to be able to notice the difference between the two. Maybe I can get this mentioned in our church bulletins for a few weeks.

  9. Truth, Teresa.

    “Corruptissima republica plurimae leges. [The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state.]“ -Tacitus, the Annals ca. AD 69

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