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LOIS LERNER DOESN’T TRUST YOU

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

 

Lois Lerner Doesn’t Trust You

“You can’t handle the truth,” the former IRS official tells the American people.

IRS official Louis Lerner testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Capitol Hill, May 22, 2013. PHOTO: PETE MAROVICH/BLOOMBERG
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VIDEO – DINESH D’SOUZA AT LIBERTY UNIVERSITY – ‘THE BIG LIE’

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

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THE UNACCOUNTABLE IRS

Friday, September 29th, 2017

 

THE WEEKLY STANDARD

The Unaccountable IRS

EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE:  President Obama declared on national television during the height of the scandal that there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” in the agency. That’s laughable. But then, when it comes to policing executive agencies, his administration was arguably the most lawless in modern history. In 2014, 47 of the 73 federal inspectors general signed a public letter accusing the administration of intimidation, stonewalling their investigations, and generally interfering in their “ability to conduct our work thoroughly, independently, and in a timely manner.”

The promise of the Trump administration, especially in contrast to Hillary

To understand the pragmatic realities of federal governance in the 21st century, one must recognize the existence of a fourth branch of government: the administrative state. We have some two million federal bureaucrats with extraconstitutional legislative powers. Not only do they write the reams of regulations that order our lives, they have the authority to enforce them capriciously. And thanks to absurd civil service protections, it is exceedingly difficult to hold them accountable for abuses of power, even when Congress demands it.

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VIDEO – EXPOSING THE DEEP STATE – JUDICIAL WATCH

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

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VIDEO – OBAMA’S NSA CONDUCTED ILLEGAL SEARCHES ON AMERICANS FOR YEARS

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

 

OBAMA’S NSA CONDUCTED ILLEGAL SEARCHES ON AMERICANS FOR YEARS 

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017,  Judicial Watch Director of Investigations and Research, Chris Farrell,  appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network to discuss the NSA under Obama routinely violated American privacy protections by conducting illegal searches for years.

“The Constitution is at risk”………”there has got to be a criminal prosecution”
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VIDEO – OBAMA’S NSA USED FOR POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE

Friday, May 26th, 2017

 

 

Unprecedented documented crimes, and almost no coverage—yet.

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSygF17_foc&feature=youtu.be

 JUDICIAL WATCH

On Watch: Episode 16 – Obama NSA used for domestic political intelligence & violated Constitution

 

Published on May 25, 2017

 

View the Top-Secret FISA court order

 

 here: www.judicialwatch.org/document

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE LEFT’S WAR ON FREE SPEECH

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

 

Imprimis

The Left’s War on Free Speech

April 2017 • Volume 46, Number 4

Kimberley Strassel
Author, The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech

Kimberley StrasselKimberley Strassel writes the weekly “Potomac Watch” column for The Wall Street Journal, where she is also a member of the editorial board. A graduate of Princeton University, her previous positions at the Journal include news assistant in Brussels, internet reporter in London, commercial real estate reporter in New York, assistant editorial features editor, columnist for OpinionJournal.com, and senior editorial page writer. In 2013 she served as a Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Hillsdale College, and in 2014 she was a recipient of the Bradley Prize. She is the author of The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech.

The following is adapted from a speech delivered on April 26, 2017, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., as part of the AWC Family Foundation Lecture Series.

EXCERPT FROM THIS SPEECH:  We need to think hard about ways to limit the powers of the administrative state, to stop rogue agents at the IRS and other agencies from trampling on free speech rights. We can make great progress simply by cutting the size of federal and state bureaucracies. But beyond that, we need to conduct systematic reviews of agency powers and strip from unaccountable bureaucracies any discretion over the political activities of Americans. The IRS should be doing what it was created to do—making sure taxpayers fill out their forms correctly. Period.

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IRS GIVES “AFTER SCHOOL SATAN CLUB” TAX-FREE STATUS IN 10 DAYS

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

 

JUDICIAL WATCH

IRS Gives “After School

Satan Club” Tax-Exempt

Status in 10 Days

MARCH 16, 2017

While the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) makes conservative groups wait years for tax-exempt status an “After School Satan Club” launched to hinder Christian-based counterparts got its nonprofit ranking in just ten days, records obtained by Judicial Watch show. The classification is offered to charitable, religious and educational organizations that operate as nonprofits. Under the Obama administration IRS political appointees illegally targeted conservative groups, either making them wait up to seven years for tax-exempt status or denying their application altogether. Judicial Watch uncovered that scandal and has obtained piles of government records showing how the IRS illegally colluded with another federal agency to single out groups with conservative-sounding terms such as patriot and Tea Party in their titles when applying for tax-exempt status.

In the meantime, leftist groups like the Satan club got fast tracked. The principle goal of establishing the Satan clubs in public schools throughout Washington State appears to be to counter existing enterprises operated by a Christian-based group. Documents obtained by Judicial Watch include the process of establishing an after-school Satan club at Point Defiance Elementary in Tacoma. The entity behind the club is a nonprofit called Reason Alliance, which is based in Somerville, Massachusetts, and operates in Washington State as the Satanic Temple of Seattle. Its director, Lilith X. Starr, established the Point Defiance Elementary Satanic club, the records show. In its application the club states that its purpose is “character development” and that adult instructors are vetted by the Satanic Temple’s “Executive Ministry.” Children ages 5-12 will develop basic critical reasoning, character qualities, problem solving and creative expression, according to the Satanic Temple filings included in the documents. The club logo is a pencil with devil’s horns. Records obtained by Judicial Watch from the Treasury Department show that the Satanic cult applied for tax-exempt status on October 21, 2014 and received it on October 31, 2014.

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VIDEO – HILLARY CLINTON’S HISTORY

Monday, September 5th, 2016

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NEW BOOK – THE INTIMIDATION GAME – HOW THE LEFT SILENCES FREE SPEECH

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

 

Kimberley Strassel’s new book The Intimidation Game extensively chronicles how liberalintolerance is on the march.
Kimberley Strassel: How The Left Silences Free Speech

heatst.com/politics/kimberly-strassel-how-the-left-silences-free-speech/

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EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE:  HS:  Do you think Donald Trump would continue the war on free speech if he is elected President?

Kimberly Strassel: I don’t want to try and foretell what Donald Trump would be like as a President, especially on such a serious subject as this. What I will say is that we have seen with the current President what happens when they don’t take that office seriously and when they don’t understand that anything they say or do is an enormous signal to a vast bureaucracy. For instance, when Obama was running for re-election in 2012, he singled out the names of eight Romney donors and put them on a campaign website, accused them of terrible things just as if they were criminals — no proof to that effect — and painted a big target on the back of these eight men. In the months that followed, at least one of them, a guy I wrote about, Frank VanderSloot, found himself subjected to several IRS audits and audits from other branches of the federal government having never received any audits like this before. What he did was donate money legally, even disclosed it, and then to be targeted by the President of the United States for engaging in political speech — it doesn’t get worse than that. Suddenly a private investigator was riffling through his divorce records to dig up dirt. This is what happens when the President of the United States decides to target you, and so I think there’s a risk that with President Obama having used these tactics frequently, that the next President will feel more able to build on them rather than restrain them. In Washington, I’ve found once you let any genie out of the bottle, it’s hard to stuff it back in. Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders have all made statements that ought to worry people about what they would do  in office with the power of the Presidency.

By Tom Teodorczuk|5:00 am, June 21, 2016

The Imitation Game was a recent Oscar-winning movie biopic that promoted a message of liberal tolerance. By contrast, Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel’s new book The Intimidation Game extensively chronicles how liberalintolerance is on the march.

Largely told through Strassel interviewing those individuals affected by the IRS targeting scandal and left-wing activist campaigns against corporations and business organizations, Strassel’s book is an engrossing and alarming look at how the First Amendment is under threat.

The Left’s silencing of free speech is a phenomenon that the author thinks is getting worse.  “I only finished writing the book in February, and I could have already written a sequel!” Strassel jokes.

Heat Street spoke more with her about the subject. Below is an edited and condensed transcript:

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