Tag Archives: First Amendment

The IRS Scandal: It’s About Discrimination, Stupid.

Indeed, this is bigger than the TEA Party. And it’s bigger than just Steven Miller. And it’s certainly a bigger deal than simply “poor service” rendered by a pair of “rogue employees” whose identity remains a mystery. This is pure, unadulterated discrimination. Perhaps Mr. Miller is not familiar with the ideals of due process or equal protection of the law. Continue reading

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Former TEA Party Leader Describes Impact of IRS Attacks

The following story by Bill Hoffman for Newsmax illustrates why the Internal Revenue Service attacks on the TEA Party and other patriot groups rises to the level of a massive civil rights violation. As the Steve Malzberg interview makes plain, this was not some mistake in search of efficiencies, as outgoing IRS chieftain Steven Miller claims. It was a deliberate attempt to thwart political enemies of the Obama administration and the IRS itself. And it had precisely that effect. They knew what they were doing. Continue reading

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Obama’s Reign of Tyranny

This type of premeditated serial attack on “political enemies” hardly seems an operation that paycheck-to-paycheck folks would initiate, nor be willing to risk their careers and government pensions. No, this was not something cooked up at the office water cooler. This is an extraordinary abuse of power by a very powerful federal agency — one that has been used before by an American president (Richard Nixon) to punish and intimidate enemies. But the implications of these recent IRS actions are far broader than anyone has yet realized. It is arguably the most colossal civil rights violation in American history, certainly since the very dark days of voter discrimination over a half century ago. Continue reading

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Boston and Freedom

The Constitution was written to preserve freedom by restraining the government. The courts from time to time have required the government to respect the natural law, as well. But when the attorney general arbitrarily changes the law to suit the demands of the people when they are weeping, it fundamentally undermines our freedoms. And a pact with the devil is the most dangerous of all, because his appetite can never be sated. Continue reading

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The Right to Petition in New York

Judge Andrew Napolitano discusses the Right to Petition with Bob Schulz, founder and chairman of We The People Foundation and the Constitution Watch. To find out more on the latest class action suits in New York State, visit the Constitution Watch … Continue reading

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Secession, Sovereignty, and Salvation: Jefferson Lives!

We are a Rule of Law nation, born of the Enlightenment. We formed our federal government to work at the pleasure of Rule of Law States. We must remind ourselves (and the neo-federalists) that these laws were devised to protect a Sovereign People — by prohibiting the rule of unscrupulous men.

We must learn how to leverage our supreme laws and unalienable rights, effectively and enduringly. Learn to embrace State electoral politics. Learn to engage our State legislators, governors, and attorneys general. Learn how to petition through the courts, properly, and with critical mass. Continue reading

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Judge Andrew P. Napolitano: A Nation of Sheep

Judge Napolitano on Reason TV, October 27, 2007, Washington, D.C. Continue reading

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Free Speech: Corporate and Anonymous

They may wish their arguments to be considered on their merits without being dismissed because of who wrote them. During the Founding Era, this was commonly given as a reason for anonymity. It is a particularly important consideration today, when publicists have become experts at destroying the credibility of perfectly good arguments by vilifying their authors. Continue reading

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The Defining Characteristic of Sovereignty

Jefferson’s Kentucky Resolutions insisted “that alien friends are under the jurisdiction and protection of the laws of the state wherein they are [and] that no power over them has been delegated to the United States, nor prohibited to the individual states, distinct from their power over citizens.” Continue reading

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Woods on Watkins: What States Rights Really Mean

At the Virginia ratifying convention, Patrick Henry expressed his fear that the “necessary and proper” clause of the Constitution (which said that the federal government would have all powers “necessary and proper” to carry into effect the powers granted in Article I, Section 8) would inevitably be interpreted by the federal government as a boundless grant of power, transforming the limited government that supporters of the Constitution promised into an unlimited government that would menace the people’s liberties. He was likewise concerned about the “general welfare” clause, since government could justify practically any action it might take by some strained reference to the general welfare. Continue reading

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