Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Obama, Tyranny, and the Tax Man

Declaration of Independence, by John Trumbull; modern liberals believe themselves superior to the men in this painting.
Soon after the French and Indian War the King and Government of Great Britain decided to abuse their relationship with the American colonies.  The colonists were forced to pay for the war; the hated Stamp Act, Quartering Act, Intolerable Acts and others were passed; taxes and more taxes were slapped on an over-burdened citizenry who felt more and more that they were being ruled by a tyrant.

The Declaration of Independence was presented July 4, 1776 in direct response to the tyrannical government of the king of Great Britain.  Most people who learn of it in school read the preamble, especially the line "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."  They seem to forget that there is a list of charges against the British king following the preamble, which clearly "define a Tyrant," making him, or anyone else acting in a similar manner, "unfit to be the ruler of a free people."

Now, that leads to the present "ruler" of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama.  In the news recently is the revelation that the Internal Revenue Service - aka the "Tax Man" - was specifically targeting people and groups who are politically conservative.  This was completely one-sided; at no time were liberal groups or individuals subject to such harassment.  What connection - if any -  could Obama have to the IRS debacle?  And does it make him a tyrant?

First and foremost, Obama is a community organizer.  He's a radical.  He is left-wing in his politics and in his heart.  In the 2008 campaign he told as much to Joe the Plumber, when he said that someone's wealth should be spread around.  He was a member of the socialist "New Party" in Chicago.

Second, he fought for and had passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare".  This act calls for the confiscation of billions of dollars in order to "give" people access to medical care they otherwise would not get due to their own low income levels.  You would think that all of this money coming in would cause the hiring of thousands of doctors and nurses, right?


Obamacare calls for the hiring of 16,000 IRS agents.  Why?  So they could strong-arm the people into giving up their hard-earned money.  The act authorizes the IRS to collect the cash.  There is just no other way to explain it.

And who is complaining about it the loudest?  In fact, who is complaining at all against the government when it comes to uncontrolled spending, an ever-expanding bureaucracy, an increasing debt, a refusal to tap into our own energy needs, ad infinitum?  Conservatives.  The ones who believe in duty, honor, and country.  The ones who believe in the Constitution.  The ones attached to the Tea Party.  The ones who go to church, fill veterans organizations, or raise a flag in front of their homes and businesses.

So, the IRS is in the news over their strong-arming acts against conservative groups and individuals.  At first, they explained it away as something caused by low-level agents in Cincinnati, but it turned out to be more wide-spread than the confines of an Ohio city.  It actually began earlier, possibly before 2011.  In this clip,  IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman tells a hearing committee on March 22, 2012 that his agents are not targeting conservatives, but we all know today that he was lying.  And if he was lying, it means that he knew a lot more than he was saying, and the Cincinnati excuse is tossed out the window.

That means someone has to have been given orders to do the harassment.  The IRS commissioner reports directly to the Secretary of the Treasury, and no one else.  In Shulman's case he reported to Tim Geithner - you know him as the tax cheat who got to control the Treasury Department.  Both are no longer in their respective offices, but were there when the Tax Man did the harassing as early as 2011.  Who did Geithner report to?

The President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama.

Remember, the Declaration of Independence has a set of charges written on it which clearly-define a tyrant.  What does it say about a tyrant's power to tax and control individual lives?

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:  
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

And what, if anything, does the Declaration say about the conservative population, the ones who were targeted?

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Does Obama have an excuse, or is it power that he craves?  Whether you are conservative, liberal, or independent, the acquisition of power in the hands of one despotic individual should send a chill up your spine.