Karen Kenney of the San Fernando Valley Patriots Testifies at Hearing on IRS Abuses of Power

WE THE PEOPLE … AMERICA WAKE UP!!!

Karen Kenney of the San Fernando Valley Patriots testifies before the House Ways and Means Congressional investigation on the mistreatment of Tea Party affiliated groups by the IRS. Hear more from “We the People” who were purposely and willfully targeted by the IRS because they dare try to express their US Constitutional rights of free speech.  Want to hear the eloquence of liberty and what Our Founding Fathers intended? Watch the video below. No finer words may not have been spohken in the House chambers in years and it took an average citizen to do it, “This dialogue is about the jackboot of tyranny upon the field of our Founding documents. To whisper the letters I-R-S strikes a shrill note on Main St., USA, but when this behemoth tramples upon America’s grassroots, few hear the snapping sounds.”  

Karen Kenney of the San Fernando Valley Patriots

Entire text can be read HERE.

John Adams knew that, “Facts are stubborn things.”  In this District, facts are hidden under the mantle of office. They get used as tools or weapons, But facts wait for us.  We must seek them with the lamp of truth And put them into words. But you and I speak different languages in this Republic.

You speak the language of Power: the pen, purse or gavel. I speak grassroots American, the language of Liberty through Providence, property and civic virtue. We seldom speak together frankly about the rule of law even when it is ignored or broken, but now is such a time.

I have a story that bridges the distance between my state of California and this Capitol. What I say here, must be said here.   Pilgrims brought to this continent a lamp of Liberty, guided Here by the pursuit of Life within the words of Moses and Christ. They persevered for righteous freedom.

We sit here in the shadows of Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln. We visit here memorials to those who fell in service to country.  They persevered for righteous power.    The spirit of patriots living and dead grants me the right to be here. It is my duty as an American citizen to speak here today.

The voice of this Republic resides in our citizens, not in the tongue of government. More must grasp that self-evident truth.

This dialogue is about the jackboot of tyranny upon the field of our Founding documents. To whisper the letters I-R-S strikes a shrill note on Main St., USA, but when this behemoth tramples upon America’s grassroots, few hear the snapping sounds.

Now, more people listen, but few who know the truth speak.

Hear from WE THE PEOPLE … Wetumpka Tea Party Activist Becky Gerritson Testifies at Hearing on IRS Abuse Scandal … We Should All be Weeping

Not only did Wetumpka Tea Party Activist Becky Gerritson weep during her testimony during the House hearings yesterday on the IRS abuse scandal, Our Founding Father wept as well.

ALL AMERICAN SHOULD WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEO AND UNDERSTAND JUST WHAT GOVERNMENT TYRANNY CAN DO TO AVERAGE AMERICANS … Becky Gerritson of the Wetumpka Tea Party testified yesterday during the House hearings on the IRS abuse scandal and nailed it. Did she make some grandiose political speech promising Americans free healthcare, or that she would take care of them or lecture us on how to live? NO!  Becky Gerritson delivered an emotional and powerful testimony at the House Ways and Means committee hearing on IRS abuse reminding our representative government has failed us and that you have forgotten your place.  Gerritson began crying at one point while telling her story on how her group was targeted, harassed and abused by the IRS.

We wanted to give ordinary citizens the chance to speak their concerns. Our event had no party affiliation. I could not tell you if the attendees were Republicans. Democrats or Independents. It didn’t matter, the only political notion that was expressed was one that we collectively felt, that our representative government had failed us. That was the birth of the Wetumpka Tea Party. [...] In  Wetumpka, we are patriotic Americans, we peacefully assemble, we petition our government, we exercise the rights to free speech. And we do not understand why out government tried to stop us. I am not here as a surf or vassal. I am not begging my lords for mercy. I am a born free, American woman, wife mother and citizen and I  am telling my government, YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN YOUR PLACE! Its not your responsibility to look after my well being and to monitor my speech.

The IRS targeted the Wetumpka Tea Party to stifle “free speech”.

More from Fox News Insider.

She called the IRS’ demands a “willful act of intimidation to discourage a point of view” and “un-American.”

Gerritson again became choked up as she concluded her statement, saying, “I’m not interested in scoring political points. I want to preserve and protect the America that I grew up in. The America that people crossed oceans and risked their lives to become a part of, and I’m terrified it’s slipping away. Thank you very much.”

Conservative & Tea Party Groups Testify Today to House Ways and Means Hearing in IRS Scandal

WE THE PEOPLE ARE HEARD TODAY ON CAPITAL HILL …

Conservative groups and Tea Party organization who have been Unconstitutionally targeted by the IRS will let their voices be heard on Capitol Hill today. Six conservative groups are scheduled to tell lawmaker how they were unfairly and illegally targeted by the IRS in preventing them from becoming non-profit organizations in the run up to the 2012 presidential election. Heck, according to some, the heinous, bullying tactics of the IRS are still going on today, even after this scandal has been uncovered. America, take a good look what tyranny looks like.

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Conservative groups who were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service are getting their say on Capitol Hill just as the details of another IRS controversy are being made public.

The leaders of six conservative groups were scheduled to tell lawmakers Tuesday about their mistreatment at the hands of IRS agents. Several of the groups say their applications for tax-exempt status were delayed while agents asked intrusive questions that the IRS has since acknowledged were inappropriate. One group, the National Organization for Marriage, says the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors.

Leaders of the groups were scheduled to testify before the House Ways and Means Committee. Ways and Means is one of three congressional committees investigating the IRS’ treatment of such groups. The Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation.

The Gateway Pundit has the witness list:

Former IRS Commissioner Douglass Shulman’s Wife Works for Liberal Group, Public Campaign, Fighting Open Campaign Spending

Hmm, this is just a coincidence I guess, you just can’t make this stuff up.

Former Internal Revenue Service commissioner Douglas Shulman, the individual who made 157 trips to the White House, when the IRS was targeting conservative and Tea Party non-profit groups, is married to Susan L. Anderson, a senior program advisor for the Lefty organization, Public Campaign. Of all things, the liberal group fights against open campaign spending of conservatives, the very thing that the IRS scandal was preventing by stalling conservative and Tea Party non-profits. Coincidence, what about conflict of interest?

The IRS is under fire for improperly scrutinizing the tax-exempt nonprofit status of conservative groups between 2010 and 2012, demanding conservative training materials, personal information on conservative college interns and even the content of religious groups’ prayers. IRS supporters have defended the beleaguered agency by railing against outside spending and special interest money supposedly pumped into the 2012 campaign by conservative benefactors.

One of those defenders is the group of which Shulman’s spouse is an executive.

Shulman’s wife Susan L. Anderson is the senior program advisor for the Washington-based nonprofit organization Public Campaign, which claims that it “is laying the foundation for reform by working with a broad range of organizations, including local community groups, around the country that are fighting for change and national organizations whose members are not fairly represented under the current campaign finance system.”

Earlier this month, when news broke of the targeting scandal broke, Public Campaign president and CEO Nick Nyhart belittled the concerns of disenfranchised conservatives.

 

Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman Visited the White House at least 157 Times during the Obama Administration … More Visits Than any Cabinet Member

I guess former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman was at the White House more than just for the Easter Egg roll.

Some one has some explaining to do to Congress under oath. As reported by the Daily Caller, former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration. More than any other of Obama’s other trusted adviser or cabinet member. Looks like someone has frequent flier miles at the White House. How could that be? Last week before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Shulman stated that he  had visited the White House 118 times during the period of time that the IRS was targeting conservative groups and the Tea Party. Looks like he missed the amount of times in the White House by that much. Interestingly enough, By contrast, Shulman’s predecessor Mark Everson only visited the White House once during four years of service in the George W. Bush administration. Imagine that. But of course its just a coincidence that Schulman was there that oftern and never said a word to the White House about the targeting of the Tea Party. PLEASE! 157 times! As Weasel Zippers opines, It’s almost like the White House and IRS were in cahoots. This is unreal. But we are not supposed to connect the dots and see the obvious. How dare we implicate the White House in the IRS scandal. Sorry, the Obama White House has lost getting the benefit of the doubt anymore.

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Shulman’s extensive access to the White House first came to light during his testimony last week before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Shulman gave assorted answers when asked why he had visited the White House 118 times during the period that the IRS was targeting tea party and conservative nonprofits for extra scrutiny and delays on their tax-exempt applications.

By contrast, Shulman’s predecessor Mark Everson only visited the White House once during four years of service in the George W. Bush administration and compared the IRS’s remoteness from the president to “Siberia.” But the scope of Shulman’s White House visits — which strongly suggests coordination by White House officials in the campaign against the president’s political opponents — is even more striking in comparison to the publicly recorded access of Cabinet members.

So, is it 157 or will it go higher?

Students at the University of Colorado – Boulder Sign “Thank You” Card to IRS for Targeting Conservative and Tea Party Groups

What happened to my country?

It is actually frightening that the following occurred in the United States and on a college campus to boot. Individuals actually signed a “Thank You” card to the IRS, thanking them fare targeting, harassing and slow walking the non-profit applications of Conservative and Tea Party groups. This was the brain child of Conservative pundit Caleb Bonham who said, “I was kind of hoping people would look at my card and laugh, but not endorse it.”  “That was not the case.” One student said while signing the card, “I love discrimination.” WTF!!! Seriously, would this individuals like love discrimination if they were the ones targeted? Oh, that would be different of course. And who in the hell loves discrimination of any kind? So let’s get this straight, those who signed and agreed with this thank you card agree that Big Government should have the power to destroy anyone who does not agree with them? Is that what this ignoramuses actually think? Of course not because they think they should be afforded a double standard. Maybe the next question should have been if they had ever heard of the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights?

Students at the University of Colorado – Boulder (UCB) signed an enormous thank you card to the Internal Revenue Service for its apparent harassment of conservative groups during the lead-up to President Obama’s reelection.

In the viral video, posted on YouTube Tuesday, conservative pundit Caleb Bonham asked students to sign the large card that read “Thank you IRS! Tea Party Deserves it!”

“I’m asking people if they want to sign my board thanking the IRS for targeting conservative tea party and religious organizations,” Bonham explained in the video.

Sadly, this is a result of the brainwashing that today’s youth has received and a completely hateful attitude and disrespect of others. Some how they are to be afforded the rights of “Freedom of Speech” but others are not.  BTW, for all those who signed the ‘Thank You” card to the IRS … thanks for your names so that when the GOP is back in power, they can have the IRS target you. According to you, its perfectly AOK.

BTW II: How are those job prospects for all of you so-intelligent college grads these days?

US. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) Will Not Seek Reelection in 2014

Representative Michele Bauchmann announced on her web site this morning that she would not be seeking reelection in 2014 for the 6th District of Minnesota.  Bauchmann also ran for the GOP nomination for president in 2012. Bauchmann stated that just like the president who is limited to 8 years, so should she as a Congressman. Buachmann has been a staunch conservative voice in the House and it shall be missed. Personally, I am a believer that it should be mandatory that both the House and Senate should have term limits. Our Founders never intended for career politicians.

Bauchmann went on to say, “I promise you I have and I will continue to fight to protect innocent human life, traditional marriage, family values, religious liberty, and academic excellence.”

More from CNN:

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann will not seek reelection next year. But, said the former presidential candidate, she has no plans to fade from public view.

“Looking forward, after the completion of my term, my future is full, it is limitless, and my passions for America will remain,” she announced in a video posted to her campaign website early Wednesday.

Bachmann, who served four terms representing Minnesota’s 6th District, promised that there “is no future option or opportunity” that she “won’t be giving serious consideration if it can help save and protect our great nation for future generations.”

And more from the Politico which is probably one of the liberal MSM outlets that Bauchmann was referring to regarding spinning the reason why she is leaving. Add the WAPO to the list as well.

“And rest assured, this decision was not impacted in any way by the recent inquiries into the activities of my former presidential campaign or my former presidential staff. It was clearly understood that compliance with all rules and regulations was an absolute necessity for my presidential campaign. And I have no reason to believe that that was not the case. …

”I fully anticipate the mainstream, liberal media to put a detrimental spin on my decision. … But I take being the focus of their attention of their disparagement as a true compliment of my public-service effectiveness. … To m my detractors, my work continues for YOUR best interest as well. … God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.”

 

Thanks to IRS Targeting Scandal, Tea Party Gets Huge Bump in Polls … Up 14%

Tea Party approvals up 14% … Americans may just understand that the Tea Party was fighting against tyranny all along.

In the end the IRS may have done the Tea Party the greatest favor of all. The IRS scandal to target the Tea Party and other conservative non-profit organizations was a political hatchet job meant to aid President Barack Obama win reelection in 2012 no matter the denials from the White House, the IRS or the invoking of the 5th Amendment during House oversight hearings. It is obvious that it was political as it was only conservative orgs that were targeted trying to stifle their 1st Amendment rights. If you were a progressive organization, you were fast-tracked. Now, after the IRS scandal has hot the fan and the American public completely distrust the IRS and are questioning whether the White House knew or was directly responsible … the Tea Party may just have their mojo back. Oh the irony, the IRS’s actions were to politically destroy the Tea Party, imagine if by their corrupt, unethical and purposeful targeting of the Tea Party provides just the opposite effect?

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According to a recent Rasmussen poll, the favorables for the Tea Party have jumped drastically since the news broke that the IRS  was targeting the grassroots movement and other conservative groups. The Tea Party now has a favorability rating of 44% among likely U.S. Voters, up 14 points from January.

The Tea Party movement is showing signs of a resurgence following the revelation that the IRS targeted groups and other politically conservative organizations for the past several years.

A recent poll shows Americans have a more favorable opinion of the less-government, anti-tax groups. And one of the biggest groups in the grassroots movement told FoxNews.com this weekend that fundraising and donations have increased since news of the IRS targeting broke earlier this month.

However, one of the biggest remaining questions is whether the Tea Party can take the momentum in the 2014 elections.

The real question is whether the Tea Party will have an effect on the 2014 elections like they did in 2010 when their grassroots actions were the main contributor in a Democrat shellacking.

Fox News Poll: Overwhelming Majority Distrust the IRS and Majority Think White House Knew About IRS Targeting Conservative & Tea Party Non-Profit Organizations

Very bad polling numbers for Barack Obama White House and the IRS scandal.

According to a Fox News Poll, the American people have become very suspect of the IRS and are also suspect of the White House involvement in the IRS scandal that saw the Internal Revenue Service Department intentionally and purposely target conservative and Tea Party non-profit groups. The bottom has all but dropped out of anyone having confidence in the IRS. And honestly, why should anyone have any confidence in a government organization who has been given far too much power and now has vindictively and in a partisan manner gone after a group of people based on their political beliefs. When they were called before Congress to answer for their actions to “We the People,” they acted defiantly, smugly, claimed they had done nothing wrong and in some cases plead the 5th. Some resigned. Some like Lois Lerner were asked to resign, refused and were put on administrative leave with $172K pay.

Confidence in the IRS has dropped significantly.  The poll finds 42 percent of voters have “a great deal” (7 percent) or “some” (35 percent) confidence in the agency.  That’s down from 62 percent who had at least some confidence in the IRS in May 2003 (the last time the Fox News poll asked Americans to rate the IRS).

Seventy-eight percent of voters are concerned that certain groups have been singled out, including 50 percent who are “very” concerned and 28 percent “somewhat” concerned.

Even worse for Barack Obama, 66% of Americans polled feel that the White House knew it was going on, but didn’t initiate the policy or the White House intentionally had the IRS target conservative political groups.

Poll results can be read HERE.

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FOX News:

Voters are concerned about the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative political groups for unfair treatment, and over half think the White House either knew it was happening or — worse yet — was actually behind the operation.

That’s according to a Fox News poll released Tuesday.

The IRS recently admitted it targeted tea party and other conservative groups for extra scrutiny when the groups sought tax-exempt status.

Most voters think the White House was involved in the IRS scandal in some way:  37 percent think the administration knew it was going on but didn’t initiate the policy, while another 29 percent believe the White House directed the IRS to go after those groups.

The American people have lost all confidence in the IRS. Which begs the question, how on earth can the IRS now implement and enforce Obamacare? The IRS has no credibility to effectively enforce Obamacare without doing so in a partisan manner that would single out certain individuals and groups. Whether they be Conservatives or Liberals, it matters none, the IRS is a tainted government entity who has done what we suspected for many years … become way to powerful, full of themselves, vindictive and the ability to cause such harm without any regard.

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Even SNL (Seth Meyers & Amy Poehler) Mock Barack Obama and IRS Scandal, REALLY!?!

#REALLY?!?

How bad has it got for President Barack Obama and the IRS scandal? Even SNL could not avoid the scandal and mocked President Obama and his comments following his learning of the IRS targeting the Tea Party and other Conservative groups. Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler did their “Really!?! with Seth and Amy skit. Although they also took shots at the Tea Party, it was nothing compared to their mocking of the IRS and Barack Obama. Some of the better lines, “Really!?!, the government only keeps you around to make the DMV look good”. Wow, when even Saturday Night Live feels the obligation to make fun of a liberal president, Houston, Barack, you got a problem.

But the money line was, “And, really Obama you found out about this scandal from TV? You found out from TV? Really? I don’t want to live in a world where you have the same sources as my aunt!”

Really!?! Mr. President, you found out about the IRS scandal from the news media, too bad the White House Counsel was told weeks ago. So you are telling us they never told you, REALL!?! Who is running the show and what do you have working for you?

In the week of April 22, the Office of the White House Counsel and its head, Kathryn Ruemmler, were told by Treasury Department attorneys that an inspector general’s report was nearing completion, the White House official said. In that conversation, Ms. Ruemmler learned that “a small number of line IRS employees had improperly scrutinized certain…organizations by using words like ‘tea party’ and ‘patriot,’ ” the official said.

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