My friends, we are at a watershed moment in American history. Late last week we learned that the most feared branch of the United States government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) admitted that members of the agency have targeted Americans because of their political beliefs.
Let me repeat this. The IRS, the agency that has no limits on how much information they can obtain on any citizen, business, or any group, be they political, religious, or fraternal groups, has targeted groups of people based solely on their political beliefs.
It was first reported that these IRS agents who specifically targeted "conservative leaning groups, were low level agents and that the upper echelons of the IRS staff knew nothing about this targeting. Now, that statement is being reported as not true. The IRS hierarchy did have knowledge and still allowed the practice to take place. The U.S. Congress has ordered the IRS to immediately submit reports and documents to them outlining the abuses. It is clear that this process was allowed to continue for years by the IRS, and who knows who else in this administration.
Folks, the IRS was targeting non-profit groups that used any phrase involving the words tea party or patriot, or groups that they deemed political action type organizations involved in limiting/expanding Government, or educating on the Constitution or Bill of Rights. Yes, if you believe in the United States Constitution and preach it's value and laws, you were a target of the federal government.
We now have one of the most powerful agencies in the federal government lashing out at those who believe that the federal government is to powerful, to large, and incapable of adhering to the Constitution of the United States, the very document that the people who work in our government swore to uphold.
The most basic concept of American government is this:
The people allow the government to exist.
Watershed moment? You bet. We have come to a moment in time, where at least some people in the federal government have decided they are more important than the people. That they, the government, should decide how big they should be, that they, the government, should decide what the policies of the country should be, that they, the government, are the most important people in this nation.
My question is, will "We the People" allow them to continue?
One of my favorite historical quotes:
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts,
not to overthrow the Constitution
but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.