May 31, 2013

At the risk of another IRS audit, I want to go on record calling for the end of the IRS.

I'm not the first to make this declaration. In fact, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann and a host of Libertarians and Constitutionalists have called for the elimination of the IRS and each one has either been audited or, in the least, been scrutinized.

Close the damned thing down!

Recent revelations have come to pass showing that President Obama is using this arm of the Treasury Department as his own personal Gestapo. That's right. The President is a protégé of Adolf Hitler - of sorts.

Barack Obama is Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Mao Zedong, Vladimir Lenin, Pol Pot and Hugo Chavez re-incarnate, all wrapped up into one. The only things that separate Obama from the afore mentioned tyrants are the concentration camps and the death squads.  But it wouldn't surprise me if these items are in the works.

When you fold into the mix Chicago-styled gangster politics and the crony capitalism (the only capitalism allowed by our Neo-Communist President), you've got the formula for the complete ending of the United States of America. The Republic will be gone by 2016 if Obama is not held accountable for one, two, three or any of the other scandals which have come to light.

It's not just Benghazi, the IRS, the AP and James Rosen scandals to which I refer. Have we already forgotten Fast and Furious? Voter Fraud in many precincts of swing states, Solyndra, and on and on.

If you don't remember most of the adjectives I use to describe our President, I hope you remember "Narcissistic."

At the core of extreme narcissism is egotistical preoccupation with self, personal preferences, aspirations, needs, success, and how he/she is perceived by others. Extreme narcissists tend to be persons who move towards eventually cutting others off and becoming emotionally isolated.

Narcissism, in lay terms, basically means that a person is totally absorbed in self. The extreme narcissist is the center of his own universe. To an extreme narcissist, people are things to be used.

The Narcissist will use any and all means necessary to stay on top, to gain more power, to eliminate enemies by any means necessary, including using the IRS to go after political opposition.

With the Lois Lerner testimony, or lack thereof, we now know there is corruption running rampant throughout the IRS. Take this corrupted institution, put it under the control of an extreme Narcissist like Barack Obama and you have the formula for tyranny.

I will make one prediction about the IRS scandal. No one is going to jail, despite Speaker John Boehner's query as to who is going to end up serving time.

I could care less for the recent IRS "apology" made two weeks ago for targeting conservative groups with audits and investigations during the 2012 election. Obama's Gestapo targeted the groups because they had the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their names.

In some cases, the IRS asked about political affiliations, lists of donors, and family members’ activities.

All of this had to be carefully planned, crafted and put into effect during many of the 157 visits former IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman made to the White House. His visits amounted to two times more than the Secretaries of State, Defense, Health and Human Services and the Attorney General combined!

Shulman said he was there for the Easter Egg Roll, to socialize, talk about immigration. Yeah, right!

Despite 157 meetings at the White House (to add more targets to the mix, no doubt) the IRS simply apologizes for the targeting. They have yet to make any reparations.

Apologize? What the IRS did here was not only unconstitutional (about which Obama cares nothing) but it was criminal. It illustrates the problem we face when we allow government agencies and officials to exercise unfettered power to enforce vague and ambiguous laws, such as the 1954 Johnson Amendment.

The Johnson Amendment (written by the Senate Majority Leader and future President Lyndon Johnson) prohibits “participating in or intervening in” a political campaign “on behalf of or in opposition to a candidate for public office.” The IRS has interpreted this over the years to say that churches cannot “directly or indirectly” participate in a campaign. Yet there is no definition of what it means to “indirectly” participate in a campaign.

Instead, the IRS demands churches consider “all the facts and circumstances” before undertaking something that might violate the Johnson Amendment.

Basically, this means the IRS won’t tell churches with precision what speech does or doesn’t violate the amendment. Instead, it will wait and evaluate everything after the fact to determine if the church has violated the law.

Adding to the ambiguity, the IRS has gone so far as to say churches can violate the Johnson Amendment by the use of “code words”—i.e., a church doesn’t have to name a candidate specifically to break the IRS statute. Rather, if it speaks in a certain way that can be interpreted as supporting or opposing a candidate, then that could violate the law.

The point is that the IRS enforcement of the Johnson Amendment is a situation particularly susceptible to abuse of power. This is true especially when expanded to include non-religious organizations seeking 501c3 and 501c4 status.

The answer to such unconstitutional abuses of power is not with some sham apology. Rather, it is a swift prosecution of those behind the abuse—a prosecution that sends a clear signal that no IRS “public servant” can abuse their authority as they have in recent months.

But I don't see anyone going to prison over this. No one will be fired (even though Obama called for the resignation of the Acting IRS Commissioner whose tenure was ending three weeks later); no one will be demoted (even though Lois Lerner has been removed from her post but will continued to be paid, probably until she dies); no one will implicate the President and certainly, no one at the IRS will tell the truth.

As long as this institution can be used to threaten, intimidate, scare, confiscate, fine, jail, deny status or take away status and punish opposition, we don't need its services and certainly there is no warrant for its existence.

Shut down the IRS! It won't hurt President Obama. He will just not have that toy to play with when his enemies think he really isn't the God he's made himself out to be.

We believe that the Constitution of the United States speaks for itself. There is no need to rewrite, change or reinterpret it to suit the fancies of special interest groups or protected classes.