Monday, May 20, 2013

The Leftist Politics of Intimidation: One Family's Story

Good grief, what kind of country have we become?

You decide you're going to work to make your country a better place by helping insure elections are fair and aboveboard. It's not only a legal cause, it's a quite noble one and you do everything right.

What happens?

You end up hassled, intimidated, and mercilessly vilified by the IRS, OSHA, the FBI, the ATF, and leftist politicians. Oh yes, on top of all this, petty bureaucrats cite trumped up wrongs and lay down heavy fines on your family business.

Welcome to Barack Obama's progressive America.

Catherine Engelbrecht’s tale has all the markings of a classic conspiracy theory: She says she thinks that because of her peaceful political activity, she and her family was targeted for scrutiny by hostile federal agencies.

Yet as news emerges that the Internal Revenue Service wielded its power to obstruct conservative groups, Catherine’s story becomes credible — and chilling. It also raises questions about whether other federal agencies have used their executive powers to target those deemed political enemies…

"True Scandal" by Jillian Kay Melchior over at National Review is truly not to be missed. Indeed, I'd suggest you pass it along with due diligence.