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    Continuing Abuse of Power: The IRS Harassment and Benghazi Fraud

    05/16/2013
    Democracy and Power 101: Government is Power

    The .. essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse. —James Madison, speech in the Virginia State Convention of 1829-1830

    Continuing Abuse of Power:  The IRS Harassment and Benghazi Fraud

    Presently in America, the abuse of governmental power is extremely evident.  Harassment by the IRS and the fraud of Benghazi are two distinct, and ugly, examples of government's horrific abuse of power.  Worse, governmental elites are protecting the perpetrators and continuing to thwart the truth.

    The Internal Revenue Service: 

    The IRS confessed to targeting both conservative and libertarian political groups.  Intentionally using the coercive power of government, the IRS has investigated and harassed groups that challenged government ranging from “tea party” activists to people concerned about debt.  The Wall Street Journal reports:

    The Internal Revenue Service's scrutiny of conservative groups went beyond those with "tea party" or "patriot" in their names—as the agency admitted Friday—to also include ones worried about government spending, debt or taxes, and even ones that lobbied to "make America a better place to live," according to new details of a government probe.

    Benghazi Fraud: 

    Benghazi involves the deliberate concealing of the truth by our government.  Twelve revisions of the “talking points” were all but scrubbed of references to Muslim terrorists, while Americans were simultaneously misled by Obama, Clinton, Rice and Carney, who repeatedly claimed the murders were a result of a spontaneous violence caused by a YouTube video.

    One of many  false statement's by Jay Carney, from an official White House briefing, is as follows: 

    We also need to understand that this is a fairly volatile situation and it is in response not to United States policy, not to obviously the administration, not to the American people. It is in response to a video, a film that we have judged to be reprehensible and disgusting. That in no way justifies any violent reaction to it, but this is not a case of protests directed at the United States writ large or at U.S. policy. This is in response to a video that is offensive to Muslims.

    Further, Carney emphasized there was no indication of a preplanned attack.

    A reporter asked Carney: "At Benghazi?"

    MR. CARNEY: We certainly don't know. We don't know otherwise. We have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack. The unrest we’ve seen around the region has been in reaction to a video that Muslims, many Muslims find offensive. And while the violence is reprehensible and unjustified, it is not a reaction to the 9/11 anniversary that we know of, or to U.S. policy.

    Now, eight months since the Benghazi Fraud, a power-player or a combination of players in the White House, State Department and the CIA continue to thwart and conceal the truth by claiming to protect "national security" and refusing to release documents.  Following is a report from ABC News:

    White House emails reviewed by ABC News suggest the edits were made with extensive input from the State Department.  The edits included requests from the State Department that references to the Al Qaeda-affiliated group Ansar al-Sharia be deleted as well references to CIA warnings about terrorist threats in Benghazi in the months preceding the attack.

    The IRS Harassment and the Benghazi Fraud are horrific examples of gorvernment's abuse of power.  Poignantly, the “tea party” rebellion is an overwhelming grassroots reaction against the abuse of government – the debt, ObamaCare, undeclared wars, excessive spending and more.  

    These abuses are why America's Founders declared their independence from England and the need to limit and disperse the power of government.  Our Founders understood the universal quest to obtain and abuse the power of government.   President Madison once said:  The ... essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
     
    The IRS Harassment and the Benghazi Fraud are manifestations of thousands of abuses by our government.   Presently, the our federal government is too big, too complicated, too powerful to be good, fair and honorable.  By significantly reducing the size and reach of our government, we will reduce its abuse of power. 

    We the People must renew America's commitment to limit and disperse the power of government.  Outrageously, limiting the reach and abuse of government was the crux of the peaceful rebellion by the  “tea party” and “patriots,”  which the IRS Harassment intended to crush.  

     

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