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Old 05-18-2013, 10:41 AM   #1
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Read the FULL article by Mark Steyn as it is being quoted all over the internet. Here's a taste. I hope it gives you the chills.

In April last year, the Obama campaign identified by name eight Romney donors as “a group of wealthy individuals with less than reputable records. Quite a few have been on the wrong side of the law, others have made profits at the expense of so many Americans, and still others are donating to help ensure Romney puts beneficial policies in place for them.” That week, Kimberley Strassel began her Wall Street Journal column thus:

Try this thought experiment: You decide to donate money to Mitt Romney. You want change in the Oval Office, so you engage in your democratic right to send a check.

Several days later, President Barack Obama, the most powerful man on the planet, singles you out by name. . . . The message from the man who controls the Justice Department (which can indict you), the SEC (which can fine you), and the IRS (which can audit you), is clear: You made a mistake donating that money.

Miss Strassel wrote that on April 26, 2012. Five weeks later, one of the named individuals, Frank VanderSloot, was informed by the IRS that he and his wife were being audited. In July, he was told by the Department of Labor of an additional audit over the guest workers on his cattle ranch in Idaho. In September, he was notified that one of his other businesses was to be audited. Mr. VanderSloot, who had never previously been audited, attracted three in the four months after being publicly named by el Presidente. More to the point he attracted that triple audit even though Miss Strassel explicitly predicted in America’s biggest-selling newspaper that this was exactly what the Obama enforcers were going to do. The “separate, sinister entity” of the government of the United States went ahead anyway. What do they care? If some lippy broad in the papers won’t quit her yapping about it, they can always audit her, too — as they did to Miss Strassel’s sometime colleague Anne Hendershott, a sociology professor who got rather too interested in Obamacare and wrote about it in the Journal and various small Catholic publications. The IRS summoned Professor Hendershott to account for herself, and forbade her husband from accompanying her, even though they filed jointly. She ceased her political writing.

A year after he was named to the Obama Dishonor Roll, the feds have found nothing on Mr. VanderSloot, but they have caused him to rack up 80 grand in legal bills. This is what IRS defenders (of whom there are more than there ought to be) mean when they assure us that the system worked: Yes, some rich guy had to blow through the best part of six figures fending off the bureaucrats, but it’s not like his body was found in a trunk at the airport or anything, if you know what I mean, Kimmy baby.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:24 AM   #2
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Fly the flags upside down, for ours is a nation in dire distress.

All that our forefathers fought and died for, is being stripped from us by a small clique of devious, dubious, deceitful individuals who share a common goal - The destruction of America, freedom and democracy.

The day has arrived that none could ever imagine .... When our government, bought and controlled by a corrupt group of power brokers, modifies, defies, and breaks the very laws meant to keep their power in balance; now turned against those who speak out against them.
The untold want, by life and land ne’er granted,
Now, Voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find.

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Old 05-18-2013, 12:05 PM   #3
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I expect there will be a lot of people stepping forward to run for elective office with the promise of cleaning up this mess. Contribute to their campaign, volunteer to make calls or distribute literature or host a meet and greet in your home, and keep the lines of communication open once they get into office.

If a clean sweep is needed, get out the broom.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:33 PM   #4
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Most people won't, fb. Either they're in line with their hands out, or they don't want to be seen as bigots for opposing a black president.
We have enough gun control. What we need now is idiot control.
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