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“Whenever we can, We follow the Law.”

Hat Tip to Twitchy…  Don’t try that line at your next audit.

From our latest IRS Commissioner who if it wasn’t for his Profoundly Smug Demeanor he would have No Redeeming Qualities comes this:

“Whenever we can, we follow the law.” – John Koskinen (The Progressive Elitist IRS Commissioner)

Well OK then!

I’ll be sure to keep a copy of that quote for my next inquiry from the Internal Revenue Service.

As someone pointed out in the twitchy article, We would like to know when can’t you follow the law… and for what reason?

Why do we tolerate these people?

Why do we kowtow before them?

We do we allow them to keep us in fear?

It’s time to put a bunch of these people in jail.

Do you think they would hesitate to do it to you if you ‘lost’ all of your e-mail and hard drives?  Lied… repeatedly about who was involved in illegal activities?  You posture in the most pompous and arrogant manner possible when expected to explain yourself?

Of course not.

 

 

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Hero or Traitor?

Not Really, and Not Really.

Boehner will be added to my list of Republicans to vote against in a future Primary… as his assessment of Snowden as a Traitor is flawed, but indicative of his mindset.

Snowden only revealed that the Government is Spying Domestically.  Not How they are Spying Domestically.

And Frankly, compared to the Fact, that which is known, that our Government is killing U.S. Citizen with Missiles from Above, it pales in comparison.  But the public views it differently because it directly affects them and the way they lead their lives.  It is an admission that Privacy is Dead in America.

I believe Mr. Snowden did the right thing.  As far as being a Hero, that is left to be determined.

For those that fear he has damaged the NSA’s ability to Spy Domestically and have labeled him a Traitor, there is no evidence of that.

Is this another case of Idealistic Obama supporters “coming home to roost”?

Most definitely.

Someone should remind the Smartest Man to ever occupy the White House that when you run, and win, on Platitudes, your supporters hear what they want… just like you want.  Surprise should be suspended when they believe what you wanted them to believe, and then are disappointed when you fail to deliver.  And, Mr. President, your list of not delivering on your promises is very long indeed.

Mr. Snowden is just a harbinger of things to come.  And I say “good”.

Many of us on both sides of the aisle have screamed for greater transparency for decades.  If this is how we must get it, then so be it.

In regard to living in fear of terrorism, get used to it.

Even with this program operating for almost a decade, “Terrorism” never went away or ceased to exist.  And that’s the point.

It is better to live free with Terror being present than to live under the scrutiny of Government Force with Terror still being present.

It is how we were founded.  And, Terrorists are not “New”.

It is going to be an interesting future.


Google Can’t Shoot You

… and claim the Patriot Act was on Their side.

So stop trying to justify the NSA’s collection of Citizen’s Personal Data because Google, and others, do it.

Did the Democrats buy information from Google for President Obama’s Election and re-election Campaigns?  Yes, they did.  But it’s not their fault the Republicans were too stupid to make the same investment.  Data Mining is something that should aggravate you when conducted by private companies… like Google, Bing, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, etc…

But it should incense you to the point of demanding jail time for those responsible when Data Mining is conducted by the Federal Government using, unconstitutionally obtained, innocent civilian personal information.  Not only that, the fact that the government is storing every communication prior to a crime being committed should make you want to vomit.

Private companies can do whatever they want… so long as it’s legal… and they are willing to face the public. In other words, the fine folks at Google can be put in jail, or watch their share prices drop at a minimum.

We enjoy NO SUCH RECOURSE when dealing with the government. You cannot sue the Government.  The Government Employees never go to jail.  You can’t put the Government out of business.  The best we ever get is a hearing or two with the promise that “steps have been taken to make sure (whatever you’re complaining about) will not happen again”.  Frankly, We consider ourselves lucky to get an “I’m Sorry.”.

There is a VAST difference between PRIVATE and GOVERNMENT.

We were not founded as a Nation that was supposed to “Trust the Government”.  In fact, our founding documents were specifically designed to limit Government power exactly because Government was not to be trusted… ever.  Never.

Another Argument is; “We’ve been doing this for a long time… almost a decade.  And we haven’t seen a problem…” -Charles Krauthammer.

SO WHAT!?  The U.S. Government has been wasting our money for far longer than they have been Spying on the Entire Nation… so it’s OK?!  Unbelievable.

The last, and latest, argument to try to make you feel okay is; “Judges have signed off on these seizures of data.”  The fact the Eric Holder had to go “judge shopping” until he could find one to sign off on whatever he wanted, particularly the seizing of data from 100 AP reporters, should illustrate what a farce the FISA courts are.  It is not beyond a very simple imagination to think those courts could be stacked with exactly those types of judges.  It is worth noting that reportedly, of the 34,000 requests currently sent to FISA courts only 11 (eleven) have been refused.  Eleven… eleven… holy crap.

I find the reaction, and offered defenses, of what is going on to be astounding, and frightening all at the same time.  As should you.

Grab a pen, and start keeping track of those Politicians, Advisors, Talking Heads and Government Employees who defend such behavior.

You’ll need that list come election time.  You’ll also need a bottle of Bourbon… no glass, it’ll just get in the way.