Sunday, May 19, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
It is horrifying to think that an entire bureaucracy could involve itself in the outright persecution of political rivals, and not a one among the tens of thousands who work within would blow the whistle. This should serve as a warning to all who still value our Liberal Democratic Traditions, that those who would take it all away do not always cloak themselves in bombs; but rather cloak themselves in bureaucracies and "Progressive" sounding organizations.
The Internal Revenue Service denied the existence of any documents related to its policy of targeting Tea Party organizations in response to a 2010 Freedom of Information Act request, even though such documents were later discovered by the IRS inspector general.
The Treasury Department’s inspector general told senior Treasury officials in June 2012 he was auditing the Internal Revenue Service’s screening of politically active organizations seeking tax exemptions, disclosing for the first time on Friday that Obama administration officials were aware of the matter during the presidential campaign year.
... more @ Mail Online.
* Interestingly, Canada has no abortion law ... none. That means that just about anything to do with killing unborn children is legal. Mr. Harper, our "Conservative" leader has quashed every attempt by members of his own party to at least outlaw late term abortions; even though he holds a commanding majority in The House. Canada counts itself among China and Vietnam in allowing the murderous practice.
* Most Western European nations have laws banning late term abortions.
12 weeks (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Rep., Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Norway, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Yugoslavia), 13 weeks (Italy), 14 weeks (Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Germany, Hungary, and Romania), 18 weeks (Sweden), viability (Netherlands and to some extent the United States), and 24 weeks (Singapore and Britain).
Thursday, May 16, 2013
What happened at the IRS is the government's essential business. The IRS case deserves and calls out for an independent counsel, fully armed with all that position's powers. Only then will stables that badly need to be cleaned, be cleaned. Everyone involved in this abuse of power should pay a price, because if they don't, the politicization of the IRS will continue—forever. If it is not stopped now, it will never stop. And if it isn't stopped, no one will ever respect or have even minimal faith in the revenue-gathering arm of the U.S. government again.
... strange thing though Peggy, whey should anyone at anytime give their "faith" to government. It is, after all, a monstrously big organization that exists for itself, and those who feed the beast, most often "progressives", become a favorite of the beast.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The experts agree:
... and much much more.
In the wake of the twin scandals of the IRS targeting conservative groups and the Department of Justice spying on AP reporters, the comparisons between Obama and Nixon are everywhere.
But what do experts say?
Former New York Times general counsel James Goodale – who represented the paper during its Pentagon Papers fight with the Nixon administration – said in an interview yesterday that Obama is worse than Nixon when it comes to press freedoms.
... and much much more.