In the very month that ObamaCare passed, March 2010, the groups of Americans that were organizing to fight against ObamaCare were targeted by the agency that will implement ObamaCare. That’s the essence of the scandal. But it is not the full extent of it.
IRS workers union chief Colleen Kelley had access to President Obama and, according to White House logs, met with him on March 31, 2010. The abuse of Tea Party, conservative, Hispanic, pro-life, Christian, and Jewish groups, which must have been in the works for weeks or even months prior, formally began the following day. Americans became April Fools for continuing to believe that we had a government of the people, by the people and for the people. As of April 1, 2010, we had a government arraying itself against the people, or at least against some of the people. According to polls taken at the time, a majority opposed ObamaCare. So it could be said that the IRS was arrayed against a majority of American voters who were organizing to protest the government’s expansion under Obama.
Government’s current aim seems to be to condition people to:
- Be happy to pay for a “better” government…: keep giving out the bread and the circuses to teach people from whence all good things come
- Be afraid, and unable, to dissent: from harassing dissenting groups, via the IRS and the DHS, to the rampant militarization and militancy and just-plain-unpredictability of the police at all levels
- Shut Up: Today’s TSA lines are the model; shut up, stay in line, don’t ask questions. And if you want to get uppity, see 1 and 2.
Not saying Obama’s a petty tyrant. Merely that tyrants need lots of people like him and his enablecharge make their job possible.