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Special Commentary: Unable to Win Free and Fair Elections Democrats Asking IRS to Step Up Their Assault on Conservatives


By Gary P Jackson

Unable to compete in the marketplace of ideas, democrats look to use the full power and weight of the federal government to place a boot on the neck of any and all who oppose them.

Let me start this by saying if you believe Barack Obama didn’t know about, and wasn’t behind the IRS assault on Conservative and Tea Party groups since he took office as President, you are a fool! I suggest you take time to learn his history of using Chicago thug tactics against his opponents.

When Obama ran for and became a state senator in Illinois, he used dirty tricks to have his opponents Alice Palmer, who also happened to be his longtime political mentor, and others, off the ballot, ultimately running unopposed for the democrat party nomination.

In 2004 when Obama ran for the U S Senate, he was losing badly in the primary to Blair Hull, a multi-millionaire securities trader. Obama had his buddies at the Chicago Tribune, who were backing his run, leaked the claim that Hull’s second ex-wife, Brenda Sexton, had sought an order of protection against him during their 1998 divorce proceedings.

From Discover the Networks:

Those records were under seal, but as The New York Times noted: “The Tribune reporter who wrote the original piece later acknowledged in print that the Obama camp had ‘worked aggressively behind the scenes’ to push the story.” Many people said Axelrod had “an even more significant role — that he leaked the initial story.

Both Hull and his ex-wife opposed releasing their sealed divorce records, but they finally relented in response to the media’s hysteria — 18 days before the primary. Hull was forced to spend four minutes of a debate detailing the abuse allegation in his divorce papers, explaining that his ex-wife “kicked me in the leg and I hit her shin to try to get her to not continue to kick me.”

After having held a substantial lead just a month before the primary, Hull’s campaign collapsed with the chatter about his divorce. Obama sailed to the front of the pack and won the primary. Hull finished third with 10 percent of the vote.

Obama would use the very same tactic when it came time to run against his opponent, Republican incumbent Senator Jack Ryan, who was once married to actress Jeri Ryan. Again at Obama’s urging, the Tribune persuaded a democrat appointed judge in California to open the sealed divorce records of the Ryans.

As luck would have it, Obama’s opponent in the general election had also been divorced! Jack Ryan was tall, handsome, Catholic — and shared a name with one of Harrison Ford’s most popular onscreen characters! He went to Dartmouth, Harvard Law and Harvard Business School, made hundreds of millions of dollars as a partner at Goldman Sachs, and then, in his early 40s, left investment banking to teach at an inner city school on the South Side of Chicago.

Ryan would have walloped Obama in the Senate race. But at the request of — again — the Chicago Tribune, California Judge Robert Schnider unsealed the custody papers in Ryan’s divorce five years earlier from Hollywood starlet Jeri Lynn Ryan, the bombshell Borg on “Star Trek: Voyager.”

Jack Ryan had released his tax records. He had released his divorce records. But both he and his ex-wife sought to keep the custody records under seal to protect their son.

Amid the 400 pages of filings from the custody case, Jack Ryan claimed that his wife had had an affair, and she counterclaimed with the allegation that he had taken her to “sex clubs” in Paris, New York and New Orleans, which drove her to fall in love with another man….

Ryan had vehemently denied her allegations at the time, but it didn’t matter. The sex club allegations aired on “Entertainment Tonight,” “NBC Nightly News,” ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” and NBC’s “Today” show. CNN covered the story like it was the first moon landing….

Four days after Judge Schnider unsealed the custody records, Ryan dropped out of the race for the horror of (allegedly) propositioning his own wife and then taking “no” for an answer.

Alan Keyes stepped in as a last-minute Republican candidate.

And that’s how Obama became a U.S. senator. He destroyed both his Democratic primary opponent and his Republican general election opponent with salacious allegations about their personal lives taken from “sealed” court records.

If you haven’t, take time to read Discover the Network’s entire dossier on Obama. It documents his ties to murdering terrorists, communist radicals, and Muslim hate groups, and many, many more Anti-American activities. We first read this BEFORE the 2008 elections, which is why we were so vocal in our warnings against electing this Marxist Devil!

Of course our readers are well aware of the vicious tactics Obama and his hand picked thugs used to assault Governor Sarah Palin, and her staff, in a failed attempt to destroy her.

When Sarah Palin, already America’s best Governor [by any measure you want to use] and America’s most popular politician, with a sky high 93% approval rating, was chosen as John McCain’s running mate in 2008 Barack Obama and his campaign team were scared to death, and with good reason!

Sarah Palin was a well known figure to many of Obama’s top people. Pete Rouse, Obama’s Senate chief of staff [who would go on to fill that role, for a time, at the White House]is a native Alaskan, who …. despite having not lived in Alaska for decades, STILL votes absentee there.

We all remember Obama’s communication director, Communist Anita Dunn, who, while working out of the West Wing of the White House, told school children her favorite “philosopher” was murderous Chinese dictator Mao Zedond! As it happens Dunn was a member of democrat Tony Knowles’ failed campaign against Sarah Palin in the 2006 Alaska gubernatorial race. Dunn knew first hand what a force of nature Sarah Palin is.

The dirty tricks came early and often. We all remember the bogus “Troopergate” [or as Governor Palin calls it “Tasergate“]witch hunt against her. I won’t rehash all of that now, but what many may not know, but as CNN reported at the time, it was a call from none other than Barack Obama to the Alaska State Troopers Union, that turned the legitimate firing [actually reassignment that was refused]of an insubordinate AT WILL employee into a “gate” and a vicious assault on Governor Palin, that was discredited by independent investigator Timothy Petumenos before the ink was dry on the so-called “Branchflower Report” that claimed the Governor was “guilty.” [and published just 2 days before the presidential election]

At the same time this was going on Obama, through Pete Rouse, created something called the “Wasilla Project” made up of a group of Marxist democrat thugs including blogger Jeanne Devon, a nasty beast who had written under the name AKMuckraker at the left hate site Mud Flats, to protect her “good name” in the Anchorage business community. Devon is so evil she was outed by a DEMOCRAT legislator who was sick of her hate and lies! Devon was forced to close her business in Anchorage as a result of the negative publicity.

A radical subversive type named Phillip Munger headed the “Project” for Obama and Rouse and was likely the point man once Rouse was in the West Wing of the White House, and relaying orders for the next attacks on Governor Palin. The group included the aforementioned Devon, Shannyn Moore, Linda Biegel [the DNC’s “Office Blogger for Alaska“], Val Henning, Jessie Griffin, CNN stringer Dennis Zaki, and many others. If you are unfamiliar with all of this, search our files, or simply search Gogle or Bing for “Obama’s Alaska Mafia.” These thug’s exploit’s have been extensively reported.

The mission of this group during the presidential election was to put out lies about the Governor. A list emerged of books Sarah supposedly banned as Mayor of Wasilla. Problem was, these morons included books that hadn’t even been written yet! [when Sarah was Mayor] Democrats, being ignorant, ran with the list anyhow, as did their corrupt media partners. All sorts of wild stories and accusations surfaced from Obama’s little group of hand picked thugs. Many of those lies are believed to this day.

Though these thugs may have had some effect on the election, it was McCain’s piss poor campaign staff, and his decision to “suspend” his campaign, thus looking erratic, that gave Obama the election.

Of course, after the election Sarah Palin was even more wildly popular than before. She had become a true superstar. This REALLY scared Obama and his thugs!

As we all know, Obama then directed these Alaska thugs to develop a plan to destroy Governor Palin once and for all. As Palin was well known as a corruption buster, dating back to her earliest days on the Wasilla City Council, it was decided this bunch would exploit a loophole in Alaska’s ethics laws that left the Chief Executive and her staff unprotected from attacks through frivolous, and even fraudulent “ethics complaints.” They hoped to not only taint Governor Palin’s squeaky clean image as a corruption buster, but paralyze her government as well.

Again, I won’t rehash all of the details, we’ve written tens-of-thousands of words covering it all. The bottom line though, even though ALL of the complaints from these thugs, including those filed by [unbelievably] residents of other states, including Texas, and complaints filed under the names of cartoon and soap opera characters, I kid you not, were eventually thrown out, extensive damage was done to Governor Palin, her staff, and sadly, the people of Alaska.

Obama’s hand picked thugs cost the Alaskan people over $2 MILLION. Had Governor Palin stayed in office, estimates were these thugs could have cost Alaskan’s as much as $10 MILLION. It was this, and orders from Obama to Alaska democrat legislators to stop working with the Governor on anything, that led Governor Palin to put Alaska’s well-being above her own career, and resign from office.

Of course, unlike Obama’s other victims, Governor Palin didn’t lay down and die! As she famously put it, she wasn’t retreating, she was reloading. Today she is more powerful than even, and like in 2010 and 2012 is expected to be a major force in the 2014 elections.

Sarah Palin Rogues Gym

This brings us to the ongoing assault by Obama’s IRS on Conservative and Tea Party groups. This illegal harassment which started almost as soon as the Tea Party was formed, had little effect in 2010 [which saw a Tea Party rout of both democrats and liberal Republicans] but definitely stopped Tea Party and other Conservative groups in 2012 from being able to advocate for the American way of life that is under assault by Obama and his democrat party.

its not fascism when we do it

Now, seeing the writing on the wall, that 2014 is looking like 2010, and democrats are going to be thrown out of offices at every level of government, there is a push by democrats for the IRS to step up their assault on the Tea Party and other groups who oppose the democrat party’s Anti-American agenda.

From The Hill:

Senate Democrats facing tough elections this year want the Internal Revenue Service to play a more aggressive role in regulating outside groups expected to spend millions of dollars on their races.

In the wake of the IRS targeting scandal, the Democrats are publicly prodding the agency instead of lobbying them directly. They are also careful to say the IRS should treat conservative and liberal groups equally, but they’re concerned about an impending tidal wave of attack ads funded by GOP-allied organizations. Much of the funding for those groups is secret, in contrast to the donations lawmakers collect, which must be reported publicly.

One of the most powerful groups is Americans for Prosperity, funded by the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch. It has already spent close to $30 million on ads attacking Democrats this election cycle.

If they’re claiming the tax relief, the tax benefit to be a nonprofit for social relief or social justice, then that’s what they should be doing,” said Sen. Mark Begich (D), who faces a competitive race in Alaska. “If it’s to give them cover so they can do political activity, that’s abusing the tax code. And either side.

Asked if the IRS should play a more active role policing political advocacy by groups that claim to be focused on social welfare, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) responded, “Absolutely.”

Both on the left and the right,” she said. “As taxpayers, we should not be providing a write-off to groups to do political activity, and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”

She called the glut of political spending by self-described social welfare groups that qualify under section 501(c)(4) of the tax code “outrageous.”

Shaheen is in a good position now but could find herself embroiled in a tight campaign if former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) challenges her.

Sen. Mark Pryor (Ark.), the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent, said the IRS has jurisdiction over 501(c)(4) groups, as well as charities, which fall under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code and sometimes engage in quasi-political activity.

That whole 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) [issue], those are IRS numbers. It is inherently an internal revenue matter,” he said. “There are two things you don’t want in political money, in the fundraising world and expenditure world. You don’t want secret money, and you don’t want unlimited money, and that’s what we have now.

[ ….]

The law states that 501(c)(4) groups must be operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare, but the IRS has traditionally adopted a more lenient standard, said Paul S. Ryan, senior counsel at the Campaign Legal Center.

The IRS says social-welfare activity must be the primary activity of such groups. It gives them broad leeway by not classifying voter registration drives and even ads that criticize candidates as political activity.

Under new proposed regulations by the Treasury Department, the IRS would define voter registration, distributing voter guides and running ads that mention candidates as political activities.

It also proposed setting a bright-line limit for what percentage of groups’ activity would be allowed to fall into the category of candidate-related political activity.

If enacted, the regulations would, in effect, limit how much outside groups, such as Americans for Prosperity or League of Conservation Voters, could spend as a percentage of their budgets on the Senate races.

Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the Senate Democrats’ chief political strategist, called for the IRS to curb political spending by outside groups during a major speech on how to blunt the impact of conservative donors such as the Koch brothers.

The Tea Party elites gained extraordinary influence by being able to funnel millions of dollars into campaigns with ads that distort the truth and attack government,” he said in remarks at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

There are many things that can be done administratively by the IRS and other government agencies — we must redouble those efforts immediately,” he added.

Democrats, however, know they must tread carefully while pushing the IRS to act. Revelations that the tax agency had targeted conservative groups swelled into a major controversy last year. Congressional Republicans have grilled the Obama administration on why there have been no indictments nine months after the IRS news broke.

The Senate Finance Committee is in the middle of investigating whether IRS investigators acted with improper political motivations. The probe could be delayed, however, by the departure of the recent chairman, former Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), who was recently confirmed as the U.S. ambassador to China.

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the incoming chairman of the Finance panel, has not yet fully merged his staff with the committee. A Wyden aide could not provide an update on the status of the investigation.

Republican lawmakers have pushed back strongly against the proposed IRS regulations.

Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, has introduced legislation that would block the agency from implementing new rules until after the 2014 midterm election.

The administration’s proposed rules openly target groups that are exercising their First Amendment rights. We cannot allow these draft regulations to go into effect,” he said in a statement.

These regulations will put conservative groups out of business,” he later told Newsmax.

Read more here.

It’s interesting that democrats always scream about the Koch brothers, but neither they, nor their media allies ever mention communist billionaire George Soros, the self-proclaimed “Owner of the democrat party,” who funds hundreds of Anti-American groups, all who work in concert with the democrat party, despite the questionable legality of many of these co-ordinates efforts, and most of them enjoy full tax-exempt status from the IRS.

Oh, and the Koch brothers are nothing more than hard working, successful businessmen exercising the First Amendment rights. On the other hand, George Soros is a certified WWII Nazi Collaborator, who told CBS’ Steve Kroft in 1998 that he felt no guilt whatsoever about the people Nazis sent to the death camps. He said it’s what “built his character.”


Soros, who has used his money and power to overthrow governments around the world has been described as an economic terrorist. Soros is the one who “Broke the Bank of England” by shorting the British pound, with a $10 BILLION play that almost destroyed Great Britain’s economy. He’s been known to bet against the American dollar, repeatedly, for profit. His fingerprints are all over the economic collapse of 2007-2008.

Soros has made billions by betting against the Australian dollar and the Chinese yen and Market Watch reported in August of 2013 that Soros has bet $1.25 BILLION against the America stock market, hoping the S&P 500 will collapse.

Soros was convicted of insider trading in France in 2002, but has used his money and power to stay out of prison, by making appeal after appeal to the courts. The French government still has an outstanding arrest warrant for Soros.

There is an “arrest on sight” warrant for Soros out of Indonesia, after his attempt to overthrow the government by short selling bonds, and the government of Thailand is investigating Soros on the same charges. He’s been working to do the same in Italy and Sudan.

The legally dubious, and probably fraudulent indictment of Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, by the International Criminal Court (ICC), on the warrant co-uttered by a private tribunal funded heavily by megaspeculator George Soros, once again recommends scrutiny of Soros.

One could go on for days about George Soros. He is the real life incarnation of Ernst Stavros Blowfled [the Bond character, and the head of SPECTRE, a group dedicated to overthrowing governments world wide for power and profit, as created by Ian Flemming] Soros is the very definition of evil, on a world wide scale. And his vile Anti-American groups enjoy tax-exempt status by the IRS.

He funds hundreds of Anti-American, pro-communist groups, all dedicated to overthrowing the Constitutional Republic of the United States, and most of them have full IRS tax-exempt status.

For a look at all of the groups Soros funds, and his agenda of global political and financial domination, David Horowitz’s Discover the Networks is a fantastic source of information.

Here’s another website that has the straight dope in Soros.

Abolish the IRS

Many have talked about abolishing the IRS and this assault on American citizens, for exercising their RIGHT to free speech, while allowing an evil Anti-American thug to fund America’s demise through hundreds of groups granted tax-exempt status by the same IRS. A while back I proposed a plan that would make the IRS inconsequential to the lives of the American people, and end most of the corruption in the federal government. It’s time for folks to take a serious look and these reforms I proposed and make some noise:

My 10-6-3 Tax Plan Can Stimulate the Economy and End 90% of Corruption in Government

In closing, it should be remembered that one of the charges in the Articles of Impeachment against President Richard Nixon that were being drawn up prior to his resignation, was his use of the IRS to attack political rivals. More proof the IRS needs to be neutered or abolished, and people, like Obama, his operatives, including some IRS officials, belong and prison.

We spend a lot of time bitching about this vile, corrupt, completely lawless federal government. Friends it’s time to stop bitching and do something about it. Politicians in BOTH parties must be made to answer for all of this. It is time for real action.

It’s time for REAL change!



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Sarah Palin: “Ring Leader” Barack Obama Needs to Get His Government Circus Under Control


By Gary P Jackson

On Monday night Governor Sarah Palin talked with Greta about a number of subjects, from Lois Lener, and the fact she waved her 5th Amendment rights during concessional questioning, to the need for a special investigator to look into the IRS.

Governor Palin also talks about President Obama’s “circus government” and the fact that while many in our military won’t be able to have traditional 4th of July celebrations, and are still forced to use Vietnam era equipment, Obama is on a $100 million faction in Africa.

Not a long interview, but Governor Palin makes some strong points:

Video courtesy SarahNET

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Governor Sarah Palin: I Don’t Trust Any Government Led By Barack Obama

Jeffferson vs Obama

By Gary P Jackson

Saturday morning’s Cashin’ In featured Sarah Palin talking with Eric Bolling. The discussion ranges from the corrupt IRS, to crony capitalists, to the FBI using drones to spy on American citizens, in the United States.

The bottom line is Governor Palin doesn’t trust any government agency led by Barack Obama. [and rightly so]

Video courtesy SarahNET.

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Senator Ted Cruz On Obama Using Force of Government to Stomp Those Defending the Constitution


By Gary P Jackson

Senator Ted Cruz in a powerful interview with Mark Levin. He talks about the latest Tea Party/IRS hearings, abolishing the IRS, as well as the Supreme Court decision that law enforcement officials can now take your DNA at time of arrest.

Thanks to SarahNET for the audio.

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Megyn Kelly Interviews Three Groups Targeted by Obama’s IRS


By Gary P Jackson

Today Megyn Kelly Interviewed representatives from three separate , and very different, groups attacked by the Obama regime. Megyn talks with Brian Brown, from the National Organization For Marriage. Lori Marcus, Z Street. Scottie Hughes, Tea Party News Network.

Maybe the most egregious assault may have happened to Brian Brown, who had personal tax information given to the co-chair of Obama’s re-election campaign.

Video courtesy SarahNET.

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Good News! IRS Says Cheapest ObamaCare Plan Will Only Cost You $20,000 Per Year!

obamacare piggy bank

By Gary P Jackson

On the campaign trail back in 2008 candidate Barack Obama repeatedly claimed his “health care plan” would reduce the insurance premium of every family by $2500 a year:

Of course, he lied!

Obama smiling

A few days ago Avik Roy writing for Forbes noted: [emphasis mine]

Rate Shock: In California, Obamacare To Increase Individual Health Insurance Premiums By 64-146%

Last week, the state of California claimed that its version of Obamacare’s health insurance exchange would actually reduce premiums. “These rates are way below the worst-case gloom-and-doom scenarios we have heard,” boasted Peter Lee, executive director of the California exchange. But the data that Lee released tells a different story: Obamacare, in fact, will increase individual-market premiums in California by as much as 146 percent.

One of the most serious flaws with Obamacare is that its blizzard of regulations and mandates drives up the cost of insurance for people who buy it on their own.

This problem will be especially acute when the law’s main provisions kick in on January 1, 2014, leading many to worry about health insurance “rate shock.

More here.

Now this from CNS News: [emphasis mine]

In a final regulation issued Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assumed that under Obamacare the cheapest health insurance plan available in 2016 for a family will cost $20,000 for the year.

Under Obamacare, Americans will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS.

The IRS’s assumption that the cheapest plan for a family will cost $20,000 per year is found in examples the IRS gives to help people understand how to calculate the penalty they will need to pay the government if they do not buy a mandated health plan.

The examples point to families of four and families of five, both of which the IRS expects in its assumptions to pay a minimum of $20,000 per year for a bronze plan.

The annual national average bronze plan premium for a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children) is $20,000,” the regulation says.

Bronze will be the lowest tier health-insurance plan available under Obamacare–after Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Under the law, the penalty for not buying health insurance is supposed to be capped at either the annual average Bronze premium, 2.5 percent of taxable income, or $2,085.00 per family in 2016.

In the new final rules published Wednesday, IRS set in law the rules for implementing the penalty Americans must pay if they fail to obey Obamacare’s mandate to buy insurance.

More here

We all remember this arrogant statement from then Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi:

Was she ever right! The corrupt politicians in Washington passed this massive boondoggle, and now the American people are learning every day more and more what is in this treacherous bill.

Not only must ObamaCare be repealed, but those who voted for it held responsible. This is a direct assault on the American people. It cannot be allowed to go unanswered.

IRS 1040 EZ Simplified


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Attorney Peter Breen Talks to Megyn Kelly About Pro-Life Group the IRS Demanded Disclose Content of PRAYERS


By Gary P Jackson

Recently we reported about an Iowa pro-life group that was assaulted by the IRS. We published copies of the letter demanding the group asking not only the content of it’s members’ prayers, but the frequency as well.

Here attorney Peter Breen from the Thomas More Society talks about the case with Megyn Kelly:

Video courtesy SarahNET.

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True the Vote’s Catherine Engelbrecht and Cleta Mitchell Talk About Lawsuit Against IRS


By Gary P Jackson

We told you about the assault on Catherine Engelbrecht and True the Vote, and how the Obama regime not only unleashed the IRS on True the Vote, but the FBI, EPA, and even OSHA to harass both Engelbrecht and the manufacturing business she and her husband own.

Engelbrecht and her attorney Cleta Mitchell talk to Bill O’Reilly about the case:

CBS News has now picked up on the story, thanks to Sharyl Attkisson, who is rapidly becoming one of our favorite journalists. Someone unafraid to tell the truth.

Texas businesswoman Catherine Engelbrecht says she never had trouble with the government. That is, until she founded two groups with conservative causes. Now, she’s telling a fascinating story of alleged harassment not only by the IRS but also other agencies that she believes targeted her and her organizations because of their political ties. …

The trouble began shortly after Engelbrecht founded True the Vote, which trains election volunteers and aims to root out voter fraud; and King Street Patriots, a group with ideals similar to the Tea Party. Both sought tax-exempt status from the IRS in July 2010. And both organizations drew the ire of Democrats. Democrats accused True the Vote of intimidating voters in its poll watching efforts, which the group denies. And the Texas Democratic Party successfully sued King Street Patriots, arguing that it’s an unregistered political action committee.

But Engelbrecht’s attorney, Cleta Mitchell, says it’s not just the Democratic Party that went after the conservative causes, but also the federal government. Within months of the groups filing for tax-exempt status, Engelbrecht claims she started getting hit by an onslaught of harassment: six FBI domestic terrorism inquiries, an IRS visit, two IRS business audits, two IRS personal audits, and inspections of her equipment manufacturing company by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Texas environmental quality officials.

Taken alone, any of the visits and actions might seem perfectly reasonable. But Engelbrecht and her lawyer says it’s the pattern and the timing of the attention paid to Engelbrecht’s interests that led them to conclude something was amiss.

How bad is all of this? An attorney who represents liberals in tax exempt cases finds this harassment “very troubling

Washington, D.C., attorney John Pomeranz represents liberal organizations seeking tax-exemption. He told CBS News that he has found some of the IRS requests of tea party groups “new” and “very troubling,” and said he doesn’t recall getting similar demands for his liberal clients.

This may be one of the worst cases of government harassment of a citizen in our nation’s history. It’s a true black eye on government, that’s for sure.

This is why Big Government must be stopped. Why Big Government is so dangerous to We, the People.

Video courtesy SarahNET.

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Sarah Palin: Going Rogue in the Wrong Direction

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By Sarah Palin

As more information about the IRS scandal trickles out daily, the White House’s involvement is becoming clearer. Those of us who’ve been warning about the demise of freedom with Barack Obama’s efforts to “fundamentally transform” our great nation are about to witness some sad vindication. Will awakened Americans finally join us in saying “enough is enough”?

The president would like us to believe that he only learned about the IRS corruption from watching the news. But we recently learned that the White House was actively working with the IRS on how to roll out the story of this scandal. So, Mr. President, how can you have your staff work on the roll out of the biggest controversy since Watergate, and yet claim that you only heard about it by watching the news with the rest of us?

For the President to deny any knowledge of what was brewing and to claim to know nothing about the Benghazi cover-up or anything about anything White House-related lately, he’s either a liar or a hugely incompetent CEO. You decide.

Yesterday, we also learned that the top IRS official involved in the targeting scandal is planning on pleading the Fifth during her Congressional hearings. That’s keen – she’ll be able to enjoy her Fifth Amendment rights in a hearing about how her intimidating organization denied Americans the ability to fully exercise their First Amendment rights.

Keep in mind that the IRS considers you guilty until proven innocent when they audit you. The Fifth Amendment doesn’t apply.

This scandal is not just about the IRS targeting Americans to deny them tax-except status or subjecting them to harassing retaliatory audits. The IRS also leaked to leftwing reporters the confidential application information submitted by conservative groups.

The IRS claims that their leaking of information was “inadvertent and unintentional disclosures by the employees involved.” They at first blamed the entire IRS scandal on a couple of employees who “went rogue,” but we soon found out that this was just more malarkey coming from the president’s spokesman. But even if these were “inadvertent and unintentional disclosures,” is that supposed to make us feel better? With the IRS running Obamacare, what are the chances that our confidential information and medical records will “inadvertently” and “unintentionally” be disclosed? Please remember that some of us warned America about the dangers of having the IRS play such a big role in the administration of Obamacare. We were laughed at and mocked relentlessly back then. It sure doesn’t seem funny now, does it?

This IRS scandal is especially terrible because Americans live in fear of the IRS like no other entity because this monstrous bureaucracy has the power to take your hard-earned money. Your wages are the sum of your labors; hence, the IRS has the power to steal the fruits of your labors. Average Americans live in fear of making an error on their tax returns that could cost them massive amounts of money, plus their reputation and good name. If a small business makes a mistake, the IRS can shut them down and send them to jail.

The IRS has always been the face of intimidating and controlling big government. Now it’s the face of corrupt big government that actively attacks the people it is supposed to serve. This isn’t the change America was hoping for, Mr. President, but it certainly is transformative.

Average everyday Americans like my dad and his non-political buddies are outraged by this IRS scandal, perhaps more so than all the other White House fiascos that are making the radical Left’s intentions crystal clear. It’s because this IRS cluster hits close to home for everyone. It’s tangible proof of how a corrupt government can intimidate and target a person’s record, reputation, and life, and make them feel helpless.

These Obama administration scandals are a sad and stark reminder that only limited government can ensure liberty. At our core, we Americans just want to be left alone to live freely, peacefully, and productively.

Last year the Obama campaign told us that government is something we all “belong” to. I guess they’re right because when the government is powerful enough to target, intimidate, and harass us, we do “belong” to them. The real question is: Will we stand for this?

These atrocious government actions are bigger, uglier, and much more dangerous than “a few rogue employees.” It’s time for all Americans to stand together and join in the growing outraged chorus that looks at our out-of-control government and says, “Enough is enough!

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Video: Catherine Engelbrecht of True The Vote Attacked by IRS, ATF, FBI, OSHA for Her Politics


By Gary P Jackson

Out of all the assaults on Liberty and Freedom by the Obama regime, the story of Catherine Engelbrecht may be the most vile, and criminal.

Catherine Engelbrecht heads up the King Street Patriots, a Houston, Texas area Tea Party Group, and is President and founder of True The Vote, a group dedicated to stopping voter fraud.

Voter fraud runs rampant in the Houston area, which has a huge number of democrat voters. There has been strong resistance to any efforts that would clean up the corruption and stop the voter fraud.

Now we are learning just how strong the assault on King Street and True the Vote, as well as Catherine personally, has been.

Not only has Obama’s IRS assaulted Engelbrecht’s Liberty and Freedom, so have other agencies including the FBI, ATF, OSHA, and even a Texas agency.

Engelbrecht talked with Megyn Kelly earlier today about this full on assault:

Jillian Kay Melchior has an extensive write-up on the criminal assault on these Houston patriots:

Catherine Engelbrecht’s tale has all the markings of a classic conspiracy theory: She says she thinks that because of her peaceful political activity, she and her family was targeted for scrutiny by hostile federal agencies.

Yet as news emerges that the Internal Revenue Service wielded its power to obstruct conservative groups, Catherine’s story becomes credible — and chilling. It also raises questions about whether other federal agencies have used their executive powers to target those deemed political enemies.

Before the Engelbrecht family’s three-year ordeal began, Catherine says, “I had no real expectation or preparation for the blood sport that American politics is.” Sounding weary on the phone, she continues: “It’s all been a through-the-looking-glass experience.

Cleta Mitchell, a lawyer who specializes in representing conservative organizations, says that the Engelbrecht family’s experience is “just the tip of the iceberg. . . . I think there’s definitely a Chicago-politics-style enemies list in this administration, and I think it permeates this branch of the federal government.”

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The Engelbrechts were not, until recently, particularly political. They had been busy running a tiny manufacturing plant in Rosenberg, Texas. After years of working for others, Bryan, a trained machinist, wanted to open his own shop, so he saved his earnings, bought a computerized numerical-control machine, which does precision metal-cutting, and began operating out of his garage. “That was about 20 years ago,” he says. “Now, we’re up to about 30 employees.

For two decades, Bryan and Catherine drove to work in their big truck. Engelbrecht Manufacturing Inc. now operates out of a 20,000-square-foot metal building on the prairie just outside of Houston, where a “semi-pet coyote lives in the field just behind us,” Bryan says. They went back to their country home each night. Stress was rare, and life was good.

But the 2008 elections left Catherine feeling frustrated about the debates, which seemed to be a string of superficial talking points. So she began attending tea-party meetings, enjoying the political discussion. A spunky woman known for her drive, Catherine soon wanted to do more than just talk. She joined other tea partiers and decided to volunteer at the ballot box. Working as an alternate judge at the polls in 2009 in Fort Bend County, Texas, Catherine says, she was appalled and dismayed to witness everything from administrative snafus to outright voter fraud.

These formative experiences prompted her to found two organizations: King Street Patriots, a local community group that hosts weekly discussions on personal and economic freedoms; and True the Vote, which seeks to prevent voter fraud and trains volunteers to work as election monitors. It also registers voters, attempts to validate voter-registration lists, and pursues fraud reports to push for prosecution if illegal activity has occurred.

Bryan says that when his wife began focusing on politics, working less often at the manufacturing shop, “I told her, ‘You have my undying support.’” He pauses, then adds in his thick Texan drawl: “Little did I know she’d take it this far!

In July 2010, Catherine filed with the IRS seeking tax-exempt status for her organizations. Shortly after, the troubles began.

That winter, the Federal Bureau of Investigation came knocking with questions about a person who had attended a King Street Patriots event once. Based on sign-in sheets, the organization discovered that the individual in question had attended an event, but “it was a come-and-go thing,” and they had no further information on hand about him. Nevertheless, the FBI also made inquiries about the person to the office manager, who was a volunteer.

The King Street Patriots weren’t the only ones under scrutiny. On January 11, the IRS visited the Engelbrechts’ shop and conducted an on-site audit of both their business and their personal returns, Catherine says.

What struck us as odd about that,” she adds,“is the lengths to which the auditor went to try to — it seemed like — to try to find some error. . . . She wanted to go out and see [our] farm, she wanted to count the cattle, she wanted to look at the fence line. It was a very curious three days. She was as kind as she could be, and she was doing her job . . . [but]it was strange.

Bryan adds: “It was kind of funny to us. I mean, we weren’t laughing that much, but we knew we were squeaky clean. Our CPA’s a good guy. And who says God doesn’t have a sense of humor: I got a little bit of a refund.”

Two months later, the IRS initiated the first round of questions for True the Vote. Catherine painstakingly answered them, knowing that nonprofit status would help with the organization’s credibility, donors, and grant applications. In October, the IRS requested additional information. And whenever Catherine followed up with IRS agents about the status of True the Vote’s application, “there was always a delay that our application was going to be up next, and it was just around the corner,” she says,

As this was occurring, the FBI continued to phone King Street Patriots. In May 2011, agents phoned wondering “how they were doing.” The FBI made further inquiries in June, November, and December asking whether there was anything to report.

The situation escalated in 2012. That February, True the Vote received a third request for information from the IRS, which also sent its first questionnaire to King Street Patriots. Catherine says the IRS had “hundreds of questions — hundreds and hundreds of questions.” The IRS requested every Facebook post and Tweet she had ever written. She received questions about her family, whether she’d ever run for political office, and which organizations she had spoken to.

It’s no great secret that the IRS is considered to be one of the more serious [federal agencies],” Catherine says. “When you get a call from the IRS, you don’t take it lightly. So when you’re asked questions that seem to imply a sense of disapproval, it has a very chilling effect.

On the same day they received the questions from the IRS, Catherine says, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) launched an unscheduled audit of their machine shop, forcing the Engelbrechts to drop everything planned for that day. Though the Engelbrechts have a Class 7 license, which allows them to make component parts for guns, they do not manufacture firearms. Catherine said that while the ATF had a right to conduct the audit, “it was odd that they did it completely unannounced, and they took five, six hours. . . . It was so extensive. It just felt kind of weird.”

That was in February. In July, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration paid a visit to Engelbrecht Manufacturing while Bryan, Catherine, and their children were out of town. The OSHA inspector talked with the managerial staff and employees, inspecting the premises minutely. But Bryan says the agent found only “little Mickey Mouse stuff, like, ‘You have safety glasses on, but not the right kind; the forklift has a seatbelt, but not the right kind.’” Yet Catherine and Bryan said the OSHA inspector complimented them on their tightly run shop and said she didn’t know why she had been sent to examine it.

Not long after, the tab arrived. OSHA was imposing $25,000 in fines on Engelbrecht Manufacturing. They eventually worked it down to $17,500, and Bryan says they may have tried to contest the fines to drive them even lower, but “we didn’t want to make any more waves, because we don’t know [how much further] OSHA could reach.

Bottom line is, it hurt,” he says. Fifteen thousand dollars is “not an insignificant amount to this company. It might be to other companies, but we’re still considered small, and it came at a time when business was slow, so instead of giving an employee a raise or potentially hiring another employee, I’m writing a check to our government.

A few months later, True the Vote became the subject of congressional scrutiny. In September, Senator Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) wrote to Thomas Perez, then the assistant attorney general of the civil rights division at the Department of Justice (who has now been nominated for labor secretary). “As you know, an organization called ‘True the Vote,’ which is an offshoot of the Tea Party, is leading a voter suppression campaign in many states,” Boxer wrote, adding that “this type of intimidation must stop. I don’t believe this is ‘True the Vote.’ I believe it’s ‘Stop the Vote.’

And in October, Representative Elijah Cummings (D., Md.), the ranking minority member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, attacked True the Vote in a letter. He wrote that “some have suggested that your true goal is not voter integrity, but voter suppression against thousands of legitimate voters who traditionally vote for Democratic candidates.” He added that: “If these efforts are intentional, politically motivated, and widespread across multiple states, they could amount to a criminal conspiracy to deny legitimate voters their constitutional rights.” He also decried True the Vote on MSNBC and CNN.

Catherine now says that she “absolutely” thinks that because she worked against voter fraud, the Left was irked and decided to target her.

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This is mind-blowing, but shows EXACTLY how far liberals will go to destroy those who try to stop their corrupt ways. We all know voter fraud and voter intimidation are staples of the democrat party. Have been for over a century.

As we saw when some states passed voter ID laws, laws requiring someone to show their proper ID before voting, democrats will go to any length, including going to court, and pulling out their shop-worn race cards, to thwart any attempt by concerned Americans to make sure the vote is actually legitimate.

What we have is an out of control, thug government. It’s unaccountable to the people. In fact, our own government sees the people as it’s enemies. Not good.

All of these criminals must be brought to justice. Americans MUST take our government back, by whatever means necessary. We can no longer trust any element of government to have America’s best interest at heart.

Video courtesy SarahNET.


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