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Today on the FreedomCast, Central Texas 912 President, Maria Acosta joins me to discuss being singled out by the Feds, and how the IRS targeted her group and the incredibly creepy requests made in order to gain tax exempt status.
The FreedomCast - Episode 35 - IRS Targeting Tea Party Groups with CJ Ciaramella
Joining me today on the FreedomCast is CJ Ciamarella, reporter for the Washington Free Beacon. We’ll discuss the IRS scandal, the chilling effect it has on political dissent, and how Republicans should target big government and not Obama.
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Let the IRS file your taxes for you. What could possibly go wrong!
In the wake of allegations that the Internal Revenue Service has been extensively used as a weapon by the Obama Administration against political foes, many have reflected on the frightening notion that the IRS will soon be in charge of your health care and what serv
Federal Government's Latest First Amendment Assault Targets College Campuses
Adding to this week's Scandalpalooza is a lesser known, but incredibly disturbing tidbit. According to Legal Insurrection, the federal government mandated speech codes on all college campuses. Free speech issues on college campuses usually center around student groups' rights to protest, but this latest first amendment assault creates such a subjective vacuum, it renders every college student a potential criminal:
Obama and Religious Freedom Day; A Hypocritical Head-Scratcher
“I, Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 16, 2013, as Religious Freedom Day.”
Ah, the hypocrisy of the left. Rarely is it on such display as in questions of the First Amendment. The left delights in the right to say anything they like, however inflammatory and to publish what they like, no matter the consequences. All of this under the rights protected by the First Amendment. However, when the tables are turned, they are the first to cry foul.
When Nancy Pelosi announced that the Obamacare bill would have to be passed in order to see what was in it, the American people knew (or should have known) that this was not a piece of legislation which had been fully considered. Now that it is law, this is becoming increasingly evident on at least one front; the response to litigation against it. A look at decisions made regarding lawsuits filed against Obamacare show that the judicial system was not prepared for such arguments. Take, for example, the cases of Hobby Lobby and Domino’s Farms.
When a government oversteps its limitations, citizens will sometimes grumble or gripe. When it’s the American government overstepping the bounds of the Constitution, Americans band together and take it a little more seriously.
In 1953, a tradition began in Santa Monica, California. Nativity scenes were displayed in Palisades Park at Christmas time, earning Santa Monica the nickname “City of the Christmas Story.” Now, after a bitter dispute over free speech, that nickname has come to an end.
On The Necessity Of Independent Citizen Journalists