Friday, May 24, 2013

The Rot is General

Via Instapundit, we come to this cheerful tale about the rot in our Government.
 In December 2010 the FBI came to ask about a person who'd attended a King Street Patriots function. In January 2011 the FBI had more questions. The same month the IRS audited her business tax returns. In May 2011 the FBI called again for a general inquiry about King Street Patriots. In June 2011 Engelbrecht's personal tax returns were audited and the FBI called again. In October 2011 a round of questions on True the Vote. In November 2011 another call from the FBI. The next month, more questions from the FBI. In February 2012 a third round of IRS questions on True the Vote. In February 2012 a first round of questions on King Street Patriots. The same month the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms did an unscheduled audit of her business. (It had a license to make firearms but didn't make them.) In July 2012 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration did an unscheduled audit. In November 2012 more IRS questions on True the Vote. In March 2013, more questions. In April 2013 a second ATF audit.
All this because she requested tax-exempt status for a local conservative group and for one that registers voters and tries to get dead people off the rolls. Her attorney, Cleta Mitchell, who provided the timeline above, told me: "These people, they are just regular Americans. They try to get dead people off the voter rolls, you would think that they are serial killers."
Take a look at the agencies here.  FBI, IRS, ATF, OSHA, all harassing the same folks.  It's easy to connect the dots when the dots connect themselves.  When we find that a building is rotted from the rafters to the sills, it's time to demolish the building and build anew.  Perhaps it's time to try that with our government.

If they took oaths, hold them individually liable.  Each person is accountable to his/her oath. Not just the agency, the individual agent.  As a law-enforcement officer with 30 years service, I know that I am accountable to my oath.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

They don't believe they are accountable to anybody... dammit...